National Science Education Standard: G History and Nature of Science Grades 5 to 8
We’re letting loose tons — literally — of carbon dioxide into our skies each day. And a good amount of that CO2 is finding its way into the ocean. Scientists from all over the world are rolling up their sleeves to try to avoid a global disaster.
Sometimes the ocean can be a threat to human health. Barb and Gary Kirkpatrick, a wife and husband scientist team, describe what they’re doing to notify the Florida public about red tides and harmful algal blooms.
Scott Glenn and Oscar Schofield have a passion for creating the next generation of ocean explorers. In this episode, they’ll share their deep commitment to education and why they feel it’s going to help ocean science in the long run.
Oscar Schofield and Scott Glenn pilot underwater robots all over the world, sampling the ocean half a world away and saving lives in the process, but they never have to leave Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Heidi Sosik and Rob Olson describe how a shared frustration led them to develop a special underwater camera that takes pictures of tiny cells in the ocean. It has revolutionized how the ecology of the ocean is studied. [audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/02/og02.mp3]