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Ocean First Educationís COO to Present This Week at DEMA Show 2015

Cyndi Long explains how to leverage marine science education to inspire and engage students, teachers and the community

Boulder, Colo. – WEBWIRE

Ocean First Education, offering standards-based online marine science education, announced today that its chief operations officer (COO), Cyndi Long, will present this week at DEMA (Diving Equipment and Manufacturers Association) Show 2015 in Orlando, Florida. DEMA is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting recreational scuba diving and snorkeling while protecting the underwater environment. Ocean First Education will exhibit in booth #1443.

During hour-long sessions being held Nov. 5 Ė 7, Long will explain how marine science education helps to increase awareness regarding all aspects of Earthís oceans and inspire students, teachers and the community to become stewards of the sea. Long will demonstrate how Ocean First Education bridges the gap between research and education through interactive online courses designed for middle school through adult learners. With marine scientists working in conjunction with instructional experts, Ocean First Education leverages unique visual content and instructional tools to unlock studentsí natural curiosity about the underwater world and bring the ocean to life.†

For more information about available courses, visit†

About the Speaker
Cyndi Long serves as COO and director of education for Ocean First Education. Previously, she worked at McRELís Center for Learning Innovation, providing STEM content and curriculum and professional development with an emphasis on effective science instruction. Long also taught high school science and served as a research scientist in medical oncology and bioengineering. She earned a bachelorís degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a masterís degree in curriculum and instruction/science education from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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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