EDITOR'S NOTE: The "from headquarters" column is intended to keep AMS members informed of activities and initiatives that are currently under way within the Society and that are being administered by the staff at AMS Headquarters. AMS's Maury Project Sails into Second Year In the mid-nineteenth century there was a naval perform hands-on experiments. Once the training officer named Matthew Fontaine Maury. Maury dedi- session is complete, the Maury Project teachers in cated his seafaring career to the study of the ocean, turn will conduct peer-training sessions for precollege contributing a wealth of knowledge to the understand- teachers in thei r respective states. Thes e peer-trained ing of physical oceanography. After he wa s no longer teachers will the n implement the knowledge they have able to continue sea duty, Maury headed the Navy's gained into their classroom curricula. Depot of Charts and Instruments (now the Naval The other major component of the Maury Project is Observatory) and continued his study of the ocean. the instructional, activity-based guides. The guides, Maury was not only a pioneer in the field, he is intended for use by the peer trainers, provide a narra- considered by many to be the father of
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 1995
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