This week our M.A.R.E. Student Leaders performed clam dissections using the GEMS guide activity. Students were able to navigate easily through the clam and were able to accomplish the activity, with clean up, in 35 minutes. Students enjoyed the activity quite a bit and we celebrated by feeding our fifteen inch Blue Spotted Grouper our dissected clams. The Grouper was quite happy.
Other news, is that we’ve been communicating with Olaf Jensen quite a bit over the past few weeks regarding his Black Sea Bass lecture that he gave at our first “Free Educators night”. Inspired by the potential and opportunity that could come by expanding on his lecture and activity that Kristin put together, after working out logistical details, we are free and clear to house our very own Black Sea Bass!!!! Our hope is that they will arrive in the next couple of weeks. Expect pictures to follow!
Also, this Saturday is Day 3 of the Uganda Mural! It’s coming out amazing and I hope to get some more volunteers to come out and help. We’ll be there this Saturday morning (weather pending) from 10am – 2pm. Be sure to bring a lot of water and sunscreen… weather is calling for a hot day with potential thunderstorms.
Stay tuned for more updates…