Science communication through art, design, and hands-on activities
Event: 2017 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting
Session: Outreach, Education and Altimetric Data Services
Presentation type: Type Oral
Contribution: PDF file
Communicating complex scientific concepts to students, the general public, or policy makers is challenging and requires some creativity. The Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) is a research group dedicated to studying ocean currents and oil spill transport through laboratory experiments, observational field campaigns, and modeling. Physical oceanographic processes and associated technology that CARTHE has developed to study those processes can sometimes be difficult for the target audience to understand so CARTHE has developed engaging outreach and educational programs. Through hands-on drifter design lessons and incorporating art into community-based citizen science, CARTHE has actively engaged new environmental stewards and the next generation of scientists and inventors. Join the discuss on developing creative ways to share complex ocean science.