SWMS Saturday: Outreach event for young girls

September 14, 2019 8:45am to 12:00pm iCal Google Calendar
The Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) chapter is hosting a free outreach event for middle and high school girls on Saturday, September 14th 8:30am to 12:00pm. If you have or know any girls that would like to participate, please visit our website for more information with the RSVP link. 
Activities include:
  • Mini Bio Blitz– Participants will learn about biodiversity in our region, and will learn how to use a variety of tools and techniques to positively identify species.
  • Oyster Dissection– Participants will understand the internal components of an oyster and how they interrelate. Focus on filter feeders, ecosystem engineers, habitat value.
  • Current Modeling and Ecosystem Connectivity– Participants will understand how wind drives surface currents and how water moves throughout a system. Participants will also understand how pollution enters a system, and visualize its fate.