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April 8, 2015
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July 17, 2014
Young explorers prepare for reef trip: Day campers learn about marine ecosystem

  BY LIZZ CAREAGA Citizen Staff Twenty five enthusiastic young snorkelers soaked up the sun with goggles on their faces and fins on their feet. On Tuesday, day campers swam with faces slightly below the surface of the water at Fort Zachary Taylor beach testing out their equipment and preparing for two snorkeling trips to […]

Ocean Sampling Day (OSD)

On June 21, 2014, the summer solstice, thousands of scientists will join together to participate in Ocean Sampling Day (OSD), an international collaboration to collect water samples from the ocean and rivers around the world. Within the water samples, scientists will also be collecting things so small that, in most cases, they are invisible to […]

June 3, 2014
Key Largo Elementary Discover Coral Reefs School Program

Another great trip and lesson with Key Largo Elementary as part of the Discover Coral Reefs School Program.  

October 9, 2013
Sponges help coral reefs thrive in ocean deserts

By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News. 7 October 2013 The mystery of how coral reefs thrive in "ocean deserts" has been solved, scientists say. Reefs are among Earth's most vibrant ecosystems, yet they flourish in waters lacking nutrients – a phenomenon known as Darwin's Paradox. A team found that sponges keep the reef alive […]

June 6, 2013

Yesterday, Shelby, Nicole, Jessica, and I traveled to Sigsbee Elementary School, which is located on a Naval Air Base, and participated in judging the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade Science Fair. Along with us were other volunteers from the botanical gardens and the Navy. Each grade had a different topic they studied for instance; First […]

Has Canada’s government been muzzling its scientists?

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News. 2 April 2013 Canada's Information Commission is to investigate claims that the government is "muzzling" its scientists. The move is in response to a complaint filed by academics and a campaign group. BBC News reported last year instances of the government blocking requests by journalists to interview scientists. […]