The next webinar in the SOARCE webinar series will be on Wednesday, December 14th, at 3:30pm EST with John Anderson, Director of Education at the New England Aquarium, presenting:

Visualizing Change: New Tools for Educators

Would you like tools to help interpret complex, global-scale data and issues like ocean acidification in engaging and empowering ways?  This webinar will review such tools, developed by the Visualizing Change project – a partnership of six informal science education institutions with social scientists and data scientists supported by a grant from NOAA. The project recently released a new, free, set of tools at The tools are designed based on social and cognitive research, with the objective to help the public to understand causes, consequences, and appropriate responses to global scale issues such as climate change and ocean acidification.  During this webinar, we will review the toolkit, focusing primarily on ocean acidification, and why and how it was developed.

Space is limited.
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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Following the presentation there will be a few short informational announcements relevant to the ocean acidification communication community. Please forward this invitation to interested colleagues. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

About the Speaker:


John C. Anderson is Director of Education at New England Aquarium, where he leads efforts  to develop programs that foster an ethic of ocean stewardship for audiences from school students to families to teachers.  He has helped to lead several climate change education projects including the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation and the Visualizing Change project. He’s interested in continuing to learn from theoretical research and from assessment of educational practices about how to effectively engage audiences from all walks of life in seeing themselves as empowered agents of change.  Anderson earned his MA in biology from Boston University and his BA in biology from Oberlin College and is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program. 

The Fine Print: Important Notes for participating in the Webinar

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer