OBFS Strategic Plan 2013 — Field Stations and Marine Laboratories of the Future

Based on emerging scientific trends and the roles that field stations and marine labs play in research, education, and stewardship, this report recommends the following goals to guide the future of FSMLs: (1) increase the value to society of the science done at FMSLs, and ensure public understanding of that value; (2) augment the scientific value of FSMLs by increasing the flow of information, both between FSMLs and scientists and among FSMLs themselves; (3) enhance the synergies between research and education; (4) promote appropriate access by scientists and students to terrestr

LTER Education Strategic Plan

Executive Summary – Beginning in 1998, the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network formally expanded its education efforts to include K-12 students and teachers mainly through the Schoolyard (SLTER) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Each LTER site designed its own program in relation to the ecological research conducted at the site and the particular need and resources of its local school district and community.