On June 3, NCCOS’s Dr. Susan Baker met with 85 North Bethesda Middle School students during the 2013 career day. All middle school grades participated and students were able to select speakers based on their planned presentations. Dr. Baker’s presentation was selected by 85 budding marine biologist.
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On May 9th NCCOS’s Dr. Matt Kendall engaged 16 kindergartners at Seneca Academy in Darnestown, MD by demonstrating his scuba gear and talking about what it was like working underwater. Dr. Kendall showed short videos of squid locomotion, squids changing color and shooting ink to protect themselves. The children then dissected real squid and studied major […]
Clearspring Elementary School in Damascus, MD held their career day on June 30, 2013. Susan Baker spoke to around 70 4th grade students about marine science. She illustrated life as a marine biologist by telling stories about her time in the ocean. A hand poll indicated about 2/3 of the students would consider becoming marine […]
On May 18, 2013, Prince Georges County, Maryland held their elementary school level (3rd-5th grade) regional science Fair. NCCOS’s Dr. Susan Baker volunteered as category chair for the life science projects and helped judge fourteen 5th grade projects.
On May 7, 2012, NCCOS’s Ms. Carol Auer received a NOAA Distinguished Career Award for her long-term commitment to advancing the Nation’s preparedness for the ecosystem impacts of sea level rise. Ms. Auer’s dedicated career in the National Ocean Service spanned thirty-five years analyzing tides and water levels for the Nation and pioneering studies on the […]
The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s (NCCOS) Cooperative Oxford Laboratory (COL) hosted an open house on April 27, 2013. The event showcased the NCCOS’ unique research and science partnerships with Maryland Department of Natural Resources, NOAA’s National Ocean Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Coast Guard Station Oxford. Nearly 600 visitors came […]
A recent article “Is Global Ocean Sprawl a Cause of Jellyfish Blooms?” proposes one possible cause for the apparent rise in this phenomenon that’s increasingly aggravating residents of coastal areas around the world. In the piece, based partially on research funded by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, the authors theorize that a major reason for these […]
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center funded NOAA and academic researchers to develop a training facility for public health officials and resource managers in advanced molecular methods to detect pathogens and harmful algae species more quickly and effectively. The first workshop, held March 11 – 15, 2013, covered quantitative polymerase chain reaction techniques to detect Enterococcus, the […]