Summer 2016 – Education Spotlight
– JULY 29, 2016
(From Summer 2016 Newsletter)
ECOGIG brought their Ocean Discovery Zone Exhibit to the 2016 Atlanta Science Festival which took place in the Olympic Centennial Park in Atlanta and had over 17,000 attendees. Visit ECOGIG’s Facebook page for photos from the event and ECOGIG’s Vimeo page for a fun video!
In May, ECOGIG attended a “Science After Hours” event in Philadelphia. The event was Pixar-themed, in honor of Pixar’s new film “Finding Dory.” ECOGIG scientist Dr. Erik Cordes attended the event and talked to attendees about his work on deepwater corals.
LADC-GEMM recently hosted their inaugural SeaGlide workshop. SeaGlide is an education tool geared towards students and educators, to teach them how to build their own gliders to better understand how they operate in the open ocean and can be a valuable tool for scientists. In partnership with Oregon Sea Grant, LADC-GEMM held their first workshop for educators who built their gliders out of water bottles. Visit LADC-GEMM’s website for more information on the workshop and to learn more about the SeaGlide program.
In April, RECOVER attended Ocean Kids, an event sponsored by the University of Miami School of Marine and Atmospheric Science aimed at empowering at-risk youth by inspiring them to explore the marine sciences.
The RECOVER booth included microscopes where visitors could view live mahi-mahi larvae, and featured games, trivia, and prizes.
New Education Resources!
ACER has developed a series of educational blog posts. “Word Wednesday” features a new scientific term every Wednesday, along with its definition; “Tool Talk” describes some of the common tools and techniques ACER researchers use to conduct their research; and “Habitat Focus” talks about some of the habitats and ecosystems ACER research focuses on. Check out these excellent posts and resources on the ACER website here!