RACHEL VANCOTT
Educator
Ocean Literacy Communicator

E38-716
617 253-5944
vancott@mit.edu

Websites
MIT Sea Grant Education

Rachel VanCott works with the Marine Advisory Services group at MIT Sea Grant, where her primary focus is in marine science education and communication. Her background is in science writing and biology. She's particularly interested in using new media to promote ocean literacy, and encouraging stewardship and systems thinking in students through project-based learning.

Current Projects
Blue Lobster Bowl,
Ocean Science Match Game
Ocean Science Internship
Water Quality Monitoring
Sea Perch Institute

Professional Affiliations
Board Member, Massachusetts Marine Educators
Member, New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative
Member, Sea Grant Educators Network
Technical Adviser, Newton North High School Innovation Lab

Education
SM in Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA in Biology and English, State University of New York at Geneseo

MIT Sea Grant Publications

Sea Perch: Connecting students, teachers, scientists, and oceans around the world through underwater robotics
Rachel VanCott
2011, MITSG 11-01
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