2010 MARE Summer Institute: Something’s Fishy in A.C. Day 3

Today, the MARE Summer Institute participants visited the Atlantic City Ocean Life Center Aquarium and toured the dock area.  What a great experience! Guy shared his vast knowledge about clams and the clamming industry. All followed by a sampling of the most delicious  recipes using local clams. The participants learned about SeaWatch, the largest harvester and processor of clam products in the world.  “Sustainable catch” were the words of the day. 


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5 Responses to 2010 MARE Summer Institute: Something’s Fishy in A.C. Day 3

  1. Elaine Matthews August 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    Hi everyone! I just wanted to express some thoughts about the past 4 days. First of all the MARE team was great and very helpful throughout my stay. It was exciting to be part of such a great learning and discovery time. Staying the 4 days made me feel really connected to the work and gave me time to really digest the material. With each day I learned some new skill, I just hope I can remember it all and put it to good use. One last comment during the Oct meeting date we should really discuss the impacts of the oil spill in the Gulf. I was sorry we didn’t really have the time to discuss this in more detail. Thumbs up Jellyfish!

  2. Joanne McCluskey August 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    Again, thanks for a wonderful 4 days of learning and enjoying the ocean and the bays. Since I am starting in Sept. with the Ocean unit I can’t wait to get to work and share with my students all that I learned. I agree with Elaine M. that I just hope I don’t forget it all. But with all the great materials you gave us I think I will have plenty of resources. I really would like to know more about the oil spill after effects and the impacts. So hopefully we will share what we find in October. I know my students will have lots of questions about the oil spill.
    My thumbs are up, like MARE Jellyfish learned. Again, thanks for a wonderful experience.

  3. Crystal DiBetta August 13, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Joanne and Elaine we are glad you enjoyed the four days as much as we do. Our team is really committed to ocean literacy. If you need anything at all, or any help, just reach out to one of us. We are just an email away!
    @Joanne — Your school is on the way to Flem-Rar so if you ever need anything, I can drop it off in the morning on my way to work.

  4. Karen Lobby August 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Hi everybody! Still recovering from the lack of sleep over the past 4 days. Everyone needs to remember to go slowly and do a little bit at a time. You do have a whole year to cover many of the topics we learned. Keep focus on your project ideas. Since the last two posts are about the oil spill, here is an interesting site I found. It puts the sheer size of the spill in perspective.

    This is neat and really scary ! To put the sheer size of the BP oil spill into perspective, these guys have created a program to let you measure it against the land mass surrounding your home town. Click on the link, then enter your town, and province in the location box top of page, and ‘move’ the oil spill. Scary!


  5. Janice McDonnell August 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Hi All – I hope everyone has had a chance to catch up on sleep and life in general since our MARE program last week. We definitely will have an oil spill session in October. We will however dedicate most of the time to listening to what we can do to support you and helping you get ready for the April Ocean Days. Keep those posts coming….


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