Spring 2017 – Education Spotlight

CARTHE, RECOVER, and DEEPEND attend the Tortuga Music Festival. Photo Courtesy of Laura Bracken.

CARTHE, RECOVER, and DEEPEND attend the Tortuga Music Festival. Photo Courtesy of Laura Bracken.

(From Spring 2017 Newsletter)

The Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), the Relationships of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in Fish for Validation of Ecological Risk (RECOVER) Consortium, and the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium attended the Tortuga Music Festival from April 7-9, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Proceeds from the annual event go to the Rock the Ocean Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness of ocean issues through public events, such as concerts and festivals. As a part of their participation in the Tortuga Music Festival, Rock the Ocean hosted a Conservation Village that included games, booths, and other educational activities. To see a full list of exhibitors, including RECOVER, DEEPEND, and CARTHE, visit the festival website here. For pictures and more information on the festival and GoMRI’s participation, visit CARTHE’s Facebook page here, RECOVER’s Facebook page here, and DEEPEND’s Facebook page here and website here.

GoMRI researchers Ryan Rodgers, Chris Reddy, and Christoph Aeppli, in partnership with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, organized an outreach project and field experience for students from Florida State University School High (FSUS High). Approximately 25 students participated in the project, which included lab tours and a field sampling expedition to Fort Morgan, Alabama in early May. Some of the students filmed the trip with plans to create a mini-documentary of the experience. The final film will be available in the fall, so stay tuned.

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