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.
This week on the Down East Journal, a workshop on February 20th aims to connect K-12 teachers with local environmental scientists to help students learn coastal biology lessons. We visit a 3rd grade class at the Tiller School in Beaufort where scientists are teaching students about coastal ecology and food chains. And, the North Carolina Symphony will make a stop in New Bern next week where they will perform one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written, Beethoven's 5th Symphony.