President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative aims to broaden participation of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.
As part of National Labs Week, volunteers from the NCCOS Charleston lab: Marie DeLorenzo, Maggie Broadwater, Cindy Cooksey, and Joe Wade, conducted a marine science education event with children in grades K-5 from a local elementary school which serves a predominantly rural and minority population.
The students engaged in hands-on science activities focused on themes of water resources and conservation, coastal habitats, and estuarine food webs. The students enjoyed handling marine mammal bones and live mud snails. The educational fun was part of the important message our scientists conveyed - that anyone can be a scientist.
For more information contact Marie DeLorenzo.