Education and outreach projects at VIMS take many different forms, reach a broad range of audiences, and cover a diverse array of topics. The Education Workgroup is a team of professionals who help foster science communication skills across the campus community and coordinate education and outreach programs for external audiences. For a sampling of some of the programs we provide and the audiences we serve, please see the contact chart below.
In addition to their regular programming, members of the Education Workgroup often collaborate with VIMS scientists to assist in the development and implementation of Broader Impacts (BI) components of research proposals. VIMS researchers looking for assistance with Broader Impacts are encouraged to contact any of the educators below.
Best Practices for Planning your Broader Impacts (BI):
- Contact BI collaborators at the start of project planning
- Integrate BI elements throughout the entire project (not just a workshop at the end of the project)
- Consider a multi-layered approach that offers different elements to a variety of audiences (students, teachers, the general public, resource managers, etc.)
- Include adequate time and funding for BI elements (including salary for the educators involved)
|Kristen Sharpefirstname.lastname@example.org||Advancement||General Public, Donors|
|Celia Cackowskiemail@example.com||Advisory Program||K12 Teachers, Informal Educators, Graduate Students|
|Karen Duhringfirstname.lastname@example.org||CCRM||State & Local Government, Resource Managers, Citizen Scientists|
|Cirse Gonzalezemail@example.com||CBNERR||Coastal Professionals, Decisionmakers, Resource Managers|
|Lisa Lawrencefirstname.lastname@example.org||Advisory Program||K12 Teachers, Informal Educators, Graduate Students, Culinary Community|
|Sarah Nussemail@example.com||CBNERR||K12 Students, K12 Teachers, Informal Educators, Families|
|Tara Rudofirstname.lastname@example.org||CBNERR||K12 Students, K12 Teachers, Informal Educators, Families|
|Bethany Smithemail@example.com||Advisory Program||K12 Teachers, Informal Educators, Graduate Students|
|Candice Vinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Advancement||General Public, Donors|