oyster dissection demonstration on boat

Christopher Petrone, Marine Education Specialist

E-mail: petrone@udel.edu
Phone: 302-645-4308

Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958-1298



M.S., Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE, 2003
B.S., Biology, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, 2000

Research and Programmatic Interests

Coastal and ocean literacy, wind power education, K-12 teacher education, program evaluation, ocean observing systems, autonomous and remotely operated underwater technologies, Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences

Professional Activities
Selected Publications

Petrone, C.J. 2013. Heat Capacity. Delaware Sea Grant Data Activity.

Oesterling, M. and Petrone, C.J. 2012. Non-Commercial Oyster Culture, or Oyster Gardening. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center. Publication No. 4307. Stoneville, Mississippi.

Petrone, C.J. 2011. Sea Breeze. Delaware Sea Grant Data Activity.

Petrone, C.J. 2010. Ghostbusting in the Chesapeake. Bridge Data Analysis Teaching Activity.

Petrone, C.J. 2010. Following the Oil with IOOS: Using Ocean Observing Systems and Real Time Data to Monitor and Clean up Oil Spills. Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-Networked Ocean World (COSEE-NOW).

Petrone, C.J. 2010. An Ocean of Free Science Resources. The Earth Scientist 26(1): 17-18.

Petrone, C.J. and Relles, N.J. 2009. Coral Snapshots: Biodiversity in Marine Protected Areas. Bridge Data Analysis Teaching Activity.

Petrone, C.J. 2009. Can't Take the Heat? Bridge Data Analysis Teaching Activity.

Petrone, C.J. 2009. Conch Reef Expedition 2009 Blog. Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Clark, V.P., Brill, C.H., and Petrone, C.J. 2009. Two Boats, Three Summers, Five Universities, One Dozen Instructors and 65 Teachers: A Collaborative Oceanography Field Program for Earth Science. Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations. 10: 43-53.

Petrone, C.J. 2007. Don't Even Sink About It! Bridge Data Analysis Teaching Activity.

Petrone, C.J. and Lawrence, L.A. 2006. Monitoring the Oceans from the Classroom. The Science Teacher. 73(6): 74-76.

Petrone, C.J., Jancaitis, L.B., Jones, M.B., Natunewicz, C.C., Tilburg, C.E., and Epifanio, C.E. 2005. Dynamics of larval patches: Spatial Distribution of fiddler crab larvae in Delaware Bay and adjacent waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 293: 177-190.

Recommended Education/Outreach Publications & Resources

The Oceanography Society/COSEE EPO: Education and Public Outreach - A Guide for Scientists

Berrett, D. (2011, August 18). Want to be a Good Researcher? Try Teaching. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Fuhrmann, C.N., Halme, D.G., O'Sullivan, P, Lindstaedt, B. (2011) Improving graduate education to support a branching career pipeline: Recommendations based on a survey of doctoral students in the basic biomedical sciences. CBE-Life Sciences Education 10: 239-249.

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UD Center for Teaching and Learning - Publications and programs abound, including a lot of great information on teaching strategies, course design, student engagement, and the use of technology in the classroom.

UD Office of Educational Assessment - Information on why teachers should assess student learning, how to conduct effective assessment, and what to do with the data.

Delaware Education Research and Development Center - An independent, University of Delaware-based organization that provides services in educational research, evaluation development and policy analysis.

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