Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (COSIA) – Case Studies

June 1st, 2010 | EVALUATION

The following three case studies are descriptive and evaluative in nature, and are designed to describe, explain, and portray in some detail three examples of COSIA partnerships. These cases are context bound; the place-based aspect of these cases is critical to the phenomenon being explored. Consistent with the goal for employing a case study approach for COSIA (Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences) is the approach if investigating a phenomenon within the context of the places and partners involved. While each of these COSIA partnership sites are involved in other important and related efforts including the Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) initiative these cases focus on their COSIA work.



Team Members

Mark St. John, Evaluator, Inverness Research
University of California, Berkeley, Contributor


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0540417
Funding Amount: 1836576

Related URLs

Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (COSIA)


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Undergraduate | Graduate Students
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Geoscience and geography
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Higher Education Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs