Tuesday, March 13th, 3pm EDT (12pm PDT)
During this webinar Rosie Oakes of the National Academy of Sciences of Drexel University discussed how she used a micro CT scanner to image pteropods in 3D to measure their shell thickness and volume. She will explain how she enlarges these 3D reconstructions to print them for educational purposes, and how you can do the same. Finally, she'll share her new research direction, using museum collections of pteropods to decipher how they have been affected by ocean acidification since the industrial revolution.
December 4th, 2017, 6pm EST (3pm PST)
During this webinar, Meg Chadsey of Washington Sea Grant, will share the evolving story of phytoremediation and an experimental kelp farm in Washington’s Hood Canal. A serendipitous partnership with a local terrestrial farmer, review of relevant curricular materials published by Maine’s Island Institute and others, and an explanation of how phytoremediation can be used to teach essential concepts about the earth’s carbon cycle will all be discussed.
Wednesday, September 20th, 12pm ET
During this webinar Carla Edworthy, a PhD candidate at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, shared her experience with mobilising citizen and professional science in South Africa by means of a continentally co-ordinated event on World Ocean Day 2017. It will highlight the methods of engagement with both the science and non-science community as well as present the various challenges and lessons learnt from this experience.