Below is a thinglink I have concocted to sum up the outreach events and partnering of local organizations relating to the field of science in which the students from the tail end of last year to the current roster have been a part of. The roster of students of 2015-2016 have had been exposed to so many incredible resources that make our community. It is uncommon for such a small place to have the vast amount of people working in related fields of environmental, biological, and physical sciences as it does. These children have had more interaction with scientists throughout the school year than the peers from any region, making them stewards for our community and hopefully sparking a curiosity to pursue a career in a related science field. In this case, it is good to be spoiled.
None of this could have been possible if it were not for a.) my colleague Lauren Daniel whispering in my ear to join her in this quest with the COHORT and b.) also the Center for Marine Science and Technology (CMAST) to put me in contact with groups such as the Coastal Reserve, Coastal Federation, NOAA, and Duke Lab (to name a few). This thinglink will serve as my introduction to the National Marine Educators Association in Orlando, FL this summer. I think the viewers will be impressed with what these young minds have experienced and created because of those experiences. Please leave comments below if you feel the thinglink lacks explanation. Just keep in mind these are only captions and I’ll be explaining the activities in depth. I can always do the same in the comment section. Thank you and enjoy.