Watch fur seals enjoying their return to New England Aquarium courtesy of NECN.
Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological research in a video format. JoVE recently published three videos of interest to NEwswave readers on seawater sampling and collecting, and filtration of coastal seawater samples. The videos are high-quality, and produced in conjunction with Steven J. Hallam, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia. However, be aware that JoVE does charge a subscription fee in order to view the libary of videos, many of which are of a highly technical nature. There is a free one-day trial subscitption available. Preview the seawater sampling video
The Long Island Sound Study’s latest issue of Sound Update focuses on Fish and Fishing in Long Island Sound and is now available online
Sound Health, a publication about the health of Long Island Sound can be downloaded in four parts
If you would like to receive a hard copy of either of these free publications (or a classroom set), email Larissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Oceanographic Research Vessel Alguita for a voyage to the North Pacific Gyre to study plastic marine debris. This summer the research team will sail to one of the most remote regions of the ocean to study human impacts on marine ecosystems. Students and teachers are invited to join this voyage online and receive:
• Daily updates and images from the research vessel
• The opportunity to interact with the ship’s research team and other leading researchers to ask questions and share experiences
• Lessons, activities and creative ways to integrate the experience into the classroom curriculum
• A chance to interact with students from around the world to share information, perspectives and solutions to this global issue
On April 27, 2009, students and scientists from Rutgers University launched a small underwater robotic glider off the coast of New Jersey, christened the Scarlet Knight, with the hope that it will be the first underwater robot to cross the Atlantic. The glider’s progress is being tracked online. Follow the Scarlet Knight
June 1 is the start of the hurricane season. Annenberg Media offers resources that can help you learn and teach about hurricanes. The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science, Unit 2 describes hurricanes in Section 7 of the online textbook. In an interview with MIT Professor Kerry Emanuelhe explains what a hurricane is and how it forms. The weather interactiv helps you to understand the forces that influence weather, hurricanes, and other powerful storms. Dr. Emanuel explains what computer models and an energy systems approach can reveal about the behavior of hurricanes in Science in Focus: Energy, Workshop 6, “Energy and Systems,” and his MIT home page has additional information on hurricanes, tracking models, and various resources related to cyclonic storms.
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Resource Center offers monthly Brown Bag webinars on topics of interest to STEM educators at all levels. Sessions are typically scheduled for the final week of the month. Learn about trends and issues in education, technology use in educational settings, and useful tools, services, and best practices. Check out the upcoming brown bag, What Works? Using NSDL Collections in the K-12 Classroom, and look through the archives for information about open source technology tools you can use. Brown Bag webinars