Where a Healthy Respect for Science is Cultivated
“Good afternoon,” greets each student as Ms. Putney individually welcomes students class into her 7th grade science class at El Sausal Middle School in Salinas, California. Once students are seated, Robin stands before her classroom and is greeted with an equally respectful, “Good Afternoon, Ms. Putney…”
Going Places in the Deep Sea!
Through marine technology Bruce Robison takes us places we never thought we'd go.
"After thousands of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) dives and close to one hundred dives in Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV); whenever friends ask me which platform I prefer, my instinctive response is: I'd much prefer being down there by myself."
A Swell Goiter!
Goiter sponges, like the one here, live in cold, deep waters – 300-4,000 feet—often on seamounts. These sponges average about three feet across but can grow to be nearly 10 feet across. Like most sponges they are filter feeders, pumping in seawater and extracting food particles from the water.
In the Pacific Northwest, goiter sponges and other glass sponges build deep-sea sponge reefs. The sponges’ dense, silica (glass) skeletons remain after a sponge’s death, forming an ideal surface for yet more sponges to grow on. The three-dimensional structure of these reefs is comparable to coral reefs and provides habitat for a diversity of creatures.
The history of the animals whose descendants would be the first to breathe air and live on land begins over half-a-billion years ago, when the earliest members of a group called arthropods branched off from their ancestral roots of primitive, bilateral animals. These creatures quickly became powerful hunters and scavengers and established patterns of adaptability and dominance that continue into the present.
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MARCH 4, 2017
Monterey Bay Science & Math Projects 2017 STEM Winter Conference at University of California Santa Cruz. This annual event is aimed at reaching out to K-12 classrooms teachers, preservice teachers, math and science leads and administrators.
MARCH 25, 2017
The California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education presents the 2017 Statewide Conference: “The Next Generation," March 24 –26, 2017 at Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda, CA.
MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017
Every year we have the pleasure of meeting with science teachers from all over the country at this extraordinary conference. For the past 3 years we’ve had the added pleasure of presenting at correlated MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE where hundreds of middle school science teachers share support and information at a very fun gathering.