Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - An essential component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science literacy and enhance understanding why it is important to explore our little-known ocean world. To help fulfill this mission, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection was developed to encourage educators and their students to become engaged with expeditions and discoveries made by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer—America’s first Federal ship dedicated to ocean exploration.

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER facilitators to learn Why We Explore (Volume 1) and How We Explore (Volume 2) the deep ocean. Participants will learn about the importance of ocean exploration and the advanced technological capabilities of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer used to explore the deep ocean. This 7-hour professional development will introduce standards-based, handson activities and online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, sophisticated underwater mapping technologies, unique deep-sea ecosystems, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence are just a few of the topics covered.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources and a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation. Continental breakfast, lunch and a $75 stipend will be provided.

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Grand Community Clean-Up

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Join with other Bay area ocean environmental Groups to celebrate BLUE Ocean during a series of Pre BLUE Kick-off events.

If you would like to participate, please register at http://www.chart411.com/#clam-bayou-trash-bash/cmta or contact 
Teresa Greely for more information.

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BLUE Ocean Beach Cleanup

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - A beach clean-up associated with BLUE Ocean coordinated by Teresa Greely will be hosted at Clam Bayou Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9am-12pm. Even if you're not attending BLUE, you most certainly can come help clean up the shores surrounding our cherished Marine Outreach and Education Center.

All volunteers for the BLUE Ocean Cleanup at Clam Bayou will receive free movie passes. Please register for the event as part of the Clam Bayou location following the link below. Please register individually, so we can have a name list of all participant.

http://www.chart411.com/sign-up-to-volunteer

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Clam Bayou Cleanup for BLUE 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This past Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Clam Bayou USF Marine Science's E&O team hosted 57 volunteers who collectively removed 214 pounds of marine debris from the ocean. Our volunteers included students, teachers and parents from the following.

Admiral Farragut Academy - 71# debris
Canterbury School - 65# debris
Lakewood High School - 24# debris
Scubanauts International - 18# debris
USF Marine Science - 36# debris

Special thanks to Pam and Bob Muller, Marcy Cockrell, Kate Dubikas, Gabrielle Browning, Adrienne Hollister, Makenna Martin, Jared Koverski, and Teresa Greely to making this event a success.

USF College of Marine Science Celebrates Clam Bayou Marine Education Center

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Among the many accomplishments the USF College of Marine Science will celebrate this week as it marks its 50th anniversary is the creation of its Clam Bayou Marine Education Center, where hundreds of children and adult learners convene each year to learn about the wonders beneath Florida’s waters.

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