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Ocean First Education’s Curriculum Director to Present This Week at CAEE Conference in Denver

Catherine Christopher explains how to leverage marine science education to inspire and engage students, teachers and the community

Boulder, Colo. – WEBWIRE
Catherine Christopher, curriculum developer and outreach director for Ocean First Education
Catherine Christopher, curriculum developer and outreach director for Ocean First Education

Ocean First Education, offering standards-based online marine science education, announced today that curriculum director Catherine Christopher will present at the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) conference in Denver on Friday, March 18. CAEE facilitates communication and collaboration among the varied environmental education programs in the state. Christopher’s presentation begins at 1 p.m. in North Classroom #1402.
During “Our Precious Ocean-Engaging in Marine Science,” Christopher will explain how awareness begins with understanding the ocean, its inhabitants and our connection to the marine environment. Attendees will learn how to develop ocean advocates by incorporating marine science content in their classrooms, how to identify human impacts on the ocean and what solutions are being pursued. Christopher’s presentation is part of a “Connecting People to Nature” strand; her co-presenter is Judy Lopez from the Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative.
For more information about available courses from Ocean First Education, visit
About the Speaker
As curriculum developer and outreach director for Ocean First Education, Catherine Christopher is responsible for developing engaging course content and designing online interactives for middle school through adult learners. Prior to joining Ocean First Education, she was a curriculum developer for and She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Bowling Green State University, and a master’s degree at Florida Atlantic University, studying phenotypic plasticity of fiddler crabs. She earned her scuba diving certification in 2004.
About Ocean First Education
Founded in 2008 and based in Boulder, Colorado, Ocean First Education provides innovative and dynamic online marine science courses for middle school through adult learners. Our team of educators, scientists and researchers are committed to increasing awareness of marine environments and engaging students through interactive experiences. Ocean First Education is grounded in its mission to inspire our students, teachers and community to become stewards of the sea. For more information, visit

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