It was a tall order, but high school students rose to the challenge: they integrated physics, engineering, and scientific curiosity and created functional data-gathering drifters.
Talk about compounding interest! Put together scientists and teachers who are passionate about their work with students who are eager to help with ongoing research and watch as excitement fuels student engagement, sparks career interest, and feeds enthusiasm of all.
Participants received professional development credits for the state of Louisiana, and they came away with working knowledge about the realities and processes involved with ocean research.
LUMCON is reaching out to educate the public on coastal issues and its research into the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In the early morning hours on Monday July 23rd the Hercules 252 rig blew out, spewing a mixture of gas, condensate, and possibly other hydrocarbons into the water and air.
An old philosophical question asks, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
Eight scientists from Florida State University (FSU) and the University of West Florida (UWF) visited schools in Tallahassee and Pensacola to interact with and help students understand the long-term effects of the spill.
Science that is understandable is science that is used.
Scientists studying the impact of oil in the Gulf of Mexico perform experiments on everything from sand to water to sea life.
Middle and high-school teachers in Florida, USA, recently put their sea legs to the test when they boarded the R/V Weatherbird II to conduct science that matters to their students and communities.