Fiber Rhythm Craft and Design
Dec. 6, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Free to the public
Because STEM fields benefit from creativity, we at Proteus promote a STEAM perspective that includes art. Jenny Woodman will lead an evening of knitting and conversation to help others engage with pattern, color, and texture in developing ocean awareness. This hybrid knit-along and talk will include highlights from recent expeditions with NOAA and the Ocean Exploration Trust, photos, and a chance to ask questions about ocean science (and knitting).
ChickTech High School
November 10 and 11, 2018
In partnership with ChickTech, Proteus facilitated a workshop for 20 high school girls interested in career pathways in technology. Students learned about ocean exploration and robotics from the team on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus and Harvard roboticist Kaitlyn Becker, who builds squishy robot fingers to explore the ocean floor. Then, students built their own devices, using kits donated by Pathfinders Design and Technology, and constructed robotic hands out of household items.
October 16, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Alberta Rose Theater
Portland educators Alfonso Garcia Arriola, Linda Fergusson-Kolmes, and Jenny Woodman discussed their time with oceanographer Robert Ballard’s Corps of Exploration on board the E/V Nautilus — a 64-meter research vessel outfitted with cutting-edge technology for ocean exploration and education. Alfonso, Linda, and Jenny talked about seafloor mapping, otherworldly deep sea organisms, science communication, and life at sea for this popular lecture series.
Oregon Science Teachers Association Fall Conference
October 14, 2017
At the OSTA 2017 Fall conference, Portland educators Alfonso Garcia Arriola, Linda Fergusson-Kolmes, and Jenny Woodman presented their experiences as science communication fellows on board the E/V Nautilus. The presenters walked attendees through lesson plans for teaching students about ocean science and provided an in-depth discussion about science and life at sea.
Sept 21, 2017
At this workshop, we examined science communication through the lens of storytelling. We discussed what makes a good story, how social media can engage the public, and how media framing impacts public perception.
The annual OCEANS conference, jointly sponsored by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS), is an international forum for ocean scientists, engineers, and diverse organizations in the public and private sector.