You did what?!? Moving from Florida to Colorado to create a splash about marine biology

You did what?!? Moving from Florida to Colorado to create a splash about marine biology

Catherine E Christopher, Curriculum Development and Outreach Director

People ask me why I moved from the sunny beaches of South Florida to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains of Colorado to write marine science curriculum. And with good reason. Who would leave the warm, salty sea air and 24-7 access to the Atlantic Ocean for, gasp, winter!?! To be honest, it was an easy decision to make.

Updates from the field – ROVs and Red-Legged Kittiwakes

Updates from the field – ROVs and Red-Legged Kittiwakes

Dr. Caine Delacy, Director of Science and Research at Ocean First Education

Two of our grant recipients, Dr. Rachel Orbin and Dr. Andrew Thaler, have been busy with their research preparations and even getting the first phases of their work completed.

Can Gamification Save The Ocean?

Can Gamification Save The Ocean?

Paul Hilbink, eLearning Specialist

Gamification has been talked about in elearning circles for the past few years, but it's become a powerful problem-solving tool in general. It's the new killer app for new product development and complex problem solving.

Puppy-like Groupers in Cuba

Puppy-like Groupers in Cuba

Klara Fejer, Digital Media at Ocean First Education

Fellow intrepid explores, we come to you today reminiscing of Cuba, an isolated and exotic country with many colors to spare.

Education through the Eyes of the Ocean

Education through the Eyes of the Ocean

Cyndi Long, Curriculum Developer and Editor

It didn’t matter what science class I was teaching – Introduction to Physical Science, Genetics, AP Biology, Aquatics – if I mentioned “the ocean”, students’ eyes would light up and they would hang on my every word. Every teacher’s dream.

No One Said, “No.”

Joe La Magna

Starting a marine science program at New Covenant High School in landlocked Lynchburg, VA was not on my “to do” list as I read the Spring 2013 issue of Alert Diver. Yet that is exactly what happened, and two years later I am happy to report eleven students have completed the course and earned their PADI open water certification.

Marine Wilderness 10+10 Workshop

Marine Wilderness 10+10 Workshop

Dr. Caine Delacy, Director of Science and Research

Last week, I traveled to Imperial Beach, California, to join a group of expert scientists, conservationists, managers, and photographers in discussing the Marine Wilderness 10+10 (MW10+10) initiative spearheaded by the WILD Foundation.