Building on recent efforts to increase coordination between NOAA and the Department of Interior led Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), NCCOS’s Alan Lewitus has been selected to serve on the steering committee of the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers (ETPBR) LCC, while colleague David Kidwell will be serving on the Gulf Coastal Plain and Ozarks […]
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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.
On June 25, NCCOS’s Quay Dortch was a featured speaker at the first Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) summer webinar series on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and nutrient pollution, and their impacts on freshwater and marine ecosystems. Dr. Dortch provided attendees with an introduction to marine HABs, their toxins, causes, and their impacts. She was joined by […]
On June 25, NCCOS HAB Program partner Dr. Julia K. Parrish was honored as a Champion of Change by the White House. Dr. Parrish is the founder and executive director of the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a group that organizes coastal residents to monitor beach-cast seabird carcasses in California, Oregon, Washington and […]
College of Charleston Master’s student, Nicole Montey, under the direction of a scientist from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Wayne McFee, was one of two students recently awarded the Master of Environmental Studies Graduate Assistantship for student research and travel. Nicole’s research will use stable isotope analysis of teeth from pygmy sperm whales to determine […]
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 20th, NCCOS’s Dr. Susan Baker and an NMFS colleague judged the ‘Aquatic Research’ category of the National Environmentors Fair. The winning project, from the Colorado State University Chapter, was entitled “The Effect of the High Park Fire on the Poudre River.” EnvironMentors is a national college access initiative that prepares high school students from under-represented […]