The Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Florida) is sponsoring the second Ocean 180 Video Challenge, an annual contest that encourages scientists to create and share three-minute (180-second) videos about their published ocean research.
Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, Ocean 180 aims to inspire scientists to share the significance and relevance of their research with a bigger audience. The videos, which will be judged by middle school students around the world, should highlight not just the details of the research, but what it means for the non-scientific community.
“Ocean 180 was designed as a way to help scientists approach science communication in a new way,” Mallory Watson, the COSEE Florida scientist at Florida Institute of Technology explained in a news release. “In just one 3-minute video, you have the potential to reach tens of thousands of students with your research, exposing them to cutting-edge ocean science discoveries and the potential in science careers.”
Submissions will be accepted from October 1 through December 1, 2014. The winner will be announced in February 2015. For Ocean 180 Video Challenge rules, guidelines, and prizes, click here.
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