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Educational resources about the Arctic
My lab was featured on an episode of Changing Seas, produced by South Florida PBS. Our episode, "Life in the dark: the polar night" tells the story of our research into the dynamics of larval and juvenile invertebrates in January, when there is no sunlight and very little food. In these conditions, how do animals survive?
Other short videos were made to accompany our episode:
Educational resources about shipwrecks
Sound Explorations is an organization that teaches science concepts through music. I collaborated with them on an animated video presentation with an original musical score focused on the Portland shipwreck in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. https://vimeo.com/842533494
In 2022, I participated in an expedition to explore shipwrecks in the mesophotic zone (40 - 200 m deep) in the Gulf of Mexico. We used telepresence broadcasts to connect with classrooms across the Gulf Coast and in New England. You can find all our recorded programs on YouTube!
In 2019-2020, my team undertook an exploration mission in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. We explored three shipwrecks: the passenger steamer Portland, two coal schooners that collided called Palmer and Crary, and an unidentified coal schooner. Our mission was broadcast online with live Q&A. Check out the recordings of our live broadcasts below!
In May 2020, I contributed to a webinar called "The Ecology of Shipwrecks" through Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Ocean Encounters series. You can watch the recording here.
In May 2020, I participated in a webinar through Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants about my research on shipwrecks in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. You can watch the recording here.
Classroom activities and lesson ideas: