Zack (left) and Molly (right) in “The Adventures of Zack and Molly.” Credit: Jim Toomey; provided by ECOGIG.

Farewell 2020 – Education Spotlight

Farewell 2020 – Education Spotlight – JULY 15, 2020 (From Farewell 2020 Newsletter) The Consortium for Simulation of Oil-Microbial Interactions in the Ocean (CSOMIO) created a middle school science curriculum called “Modeling the Gulf” to help students make connections between the theoretical nature of science and real-world applications. The curriculum includes five lessons plans related…

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Students build an ROV during the ECOGIG Ocean Discovery Camp. Photo Credit: ECOGIG/Original photo via ECOGIG’s Facebook page.

Summer 2019 – Education Spotlight

Summer 2019 – Education Spotlight – SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 (From Summer 2019 Newsletter) The Consortium for Simulation of Oil-Microbial Interactions in the Ocean (CSOMIO) hosted a summer outreach program in partnership with the Florida State University (FSU) Center for Ocean- Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) in July, where students learned about ocean and atmospheric sciences. The program…

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Members of the RECOVER research team visit the RECOVER exhibit at the Miami Seaquarium. The exhibit provides an overview of the RECOVER consortium, video displays highlighting their research, and a visualization of mahi mahi’s rapid growth in the early stages of its life. Photo Credit: RECOVER.

Spring 2019 – Education Spotlight

Spring 2019 – Education Spotlight – JUNE 19, 2019 (From Spring 2019 Newsletter) The Relationships of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in Fish for Validation of Ecological Risk (RECOVER) consortium developed an exhibit in collaboration with the Education Department at the Miami Seaquarium, which is currently on display with the Tropical Fish Aquariums. The exhibit features…

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Nova Southeastern University (NSU) undergraduate students participate in the Early Immersion Program, a part of the Experiential Education and Learning Program at NSU, visiting Dr. Abigail Renegar’s lab and learning about the Coral-Tox project. Photo Credit: Melissa Dore, NSU.

Winter 2019 – Education Spotlight

Winter 2019 – Education Spotlight – APRIL 5, 2019 (From Winter 2019 Newsletter) The Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC), one of the consortia funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, aims to “assess and address the social, economic, and public health impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.” One of CRGC’s broader…

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Photo Caption: CARMMHA hosts workshops about marine mammals at the Girl Scouts B.I.G. event in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 29, 2018. Photo Credit: CARMMHA.

Fall 2018 – Education Spotlight

Fall 2018 – Education Spotlight – JANUARY 8, 2019 (From Fall 2018 Newsletter) Members of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment (CARMMHA), including Mandy Tumlin, Jaimie Thompson, Ashley Barratclough, Alissa Deming, Brittany Novick, and Celeste Parry, participated in the Girl Scouts Believe in G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader; B.I.G.) event, hosted…

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Members of the ADDOMEx consortium attend the Artist Boat’s World Oceans Day Festival in Galveston, TX. Photo Credit: ADDOMEx.

Summer 2018 – Education Spotlight

Summer 2018 – Education Spotlight – OCTOBER 12, 2018 (From Spring 2018 Newsletter) Several GoMRI-funded consortia participated in festivals and camps this summer. The Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx) consortium attended Artist Boat’s World Oceans Day Festival, held at Stewart Beach in Galveston, Texas, on June 8, 2018. The Consortium for…

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Spring 2018 – Education Spotlight

Spring 2018 – Education Spotlight – JUNE 19, 2018 (From Spring 2018 Newsletter) The Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) recently partnered with the ANGARI Foundation and MetOcean Telematics on a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators. The ANGARI Foundation’s mission is to promote “a global community that is…

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GoMRI and MTS communities gather for MTS TechSurge: Advancing Oil Spill Technology, Beyond the Horizon. Photo Credit: Sherryl Gilbert, C-IMAGE.

Winter 2018 – Education Spotlight

Winter 2018 – Education Spotlight – MARCH 29, 2018 (From Winter 2018 Newsletter) The Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) consortium recently published a timeline featuring images of the incredible biodiversity they encountered during their five research cruises in the Gulf of Mexico from May 2015 to May 2017. It lists…

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C-IMAGE outreach coordinators Teresa Greely (right) and Angela Lodge (left) with graduate student Theodora Sam from Guana at EMSEA. Photo Credit: Teresa Greely.

Fall 2017 – Education Spotlight

Fall 2017 – Education Spotlight – DECEMBER 18, 2017 (From Fall 2017 Newsletter) C-IMAGE Attends EMSEA Conference in Malta Outreach coordinators Teresa Greely and Angela Lodge from the Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE) attended the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) conference from October 7-10, 2017 in Valletta,…

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CARTHE Outreach Coordinator Laura Bracken dressed up as a fiddler crab at the 2017 NMEA Annual Conference. Photo Credit: CONCORDE.

Summer 2017 – Education Spotlight

Summer 2017 – Education Spotlight – SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 (From Summer 2017 Newsletter) GoMRI Outreach Coordinators Lauren Bracken, from the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), and Jessie Kastler, from the Consortium for Oil Exposure Pathways in Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE), attended the 2017 National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)…

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