3rd Annual SciREN Workshop Connects Teachers and Local Scientists

Feb 4, 2015

Kellen Lauer and Caitlin White, IMS graduate students, developed a lesson plan about the physical environment in which phytoplankton live, and the structure and function of some of their adaptations that allow them to reamin neutrally buoyant in the water column. Location: NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores.
Credit E. Woodward/ UNC Institute of Marine Sciences.

The University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, East Carolina University and the Duke University Marine Lab are holding a workshop to bring K-12 teachers together with over 50 local marine and environmental scientists.  The third annual Scientific Research and Education Network event will provide educators with lesson plans on the most current research available.  SciREN is the brainchild of Ph.D candidates Justin Ridge and Ethan Theuerkauf.  Jared Brumbaugh spoke with both of them about the upcoming event.

For more information on SciREN 2015, go to http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/pre/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=1620415

The Scientific Research and Education Network, SciREN for short, is an annual event that allows educators to connect with researchers, learn about some of the latest developments in marine science and explore creative ways to share this new knowledge in their classrooms. Check out this amazing article highlighting the collaborative effort put forth this year by graduate students from UNC and Duke:
Credit E. Woodward/ UNC Institute of Marine Sciences.