The Maury Project: An Educational Partnership for Oceanography David R. Smith,* Ira W. Geer,+ and Donald E. McManus4 ABSTRAC T The education program of the American Meteorological Society established a unique partnership in 1994 with the United States Naval Academy and oceanographic agencies of both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- tion and the U.S. Navy. This partnership, called the Maury Project, was formed to promote the study of the physical foundations of oceanography for precollege teachers. The primary activity of the Maury Project has been 2-week summer programs for teachers hosted by the Oceanography Department at the Naval Academy. In addition, a variety of educa- tional materials has been developed to provide participating teachers with topics to conduct workshops for their col- leagues in their home states. In the 2 years since the first Maury Project summer workshop, Maury peer trainers have conducted approximately 200 workshops reaching some 3600 teachers at a variety of conferences and other in-service training sessions. This paper focuses on the partnership aspect of the Maury Project. The combination of a variety of organizations in- volved in both the operational and research activities of physical oceanography provides a network of individuals and resources that
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jul 1, 1997
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