Fwd: Bridge e-Updates
- Begin forwarded message:From: Scuttlebutt <ayers@...>Date: March 1, 2011 2:02:00 PM ESTTo: bpotter@...Subject: Bridge e-UpdatesReply-To: ayers@...
Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Ocean Education Resource Center Vol. 1 Issue 1 March 1, 2011Bridge e-Updates In the Bridge's first ever e-Updates, we bring you new marine education resources and happenings to encourage you to plunge into ocean science education. Introduce your students to the ecological and economic impacts of derelict fishing gear. Join the discussion on whether sea glass is treasure or trash. Register for the upcoming NMEA Annual Conference in Boston. These are just a few of the things we have in store for you this month.
We here at the Bridge are excited to add this new electronic communication tool to our Bridge services. Through our Scuttlebutt e-mail list, we will send out these brief, monthly updates to keep you current on ocean science education.
Thanks for being a part of the Bridge community, and THINK SPRING!Lisa LawrenceBridge WebmasterDATA (Data Analysis Teaching Activity)Ghostbusting in the Chesapeake: Rounding Up Derelict Fishing GearLost or abandoned crab pots continue to catch animals. The unintended victims of these pots typically cannot escape, and are trapped until they die. Bycatch can include crabs, fish, diving birds and turtles. Derelict gear will continue to fish until, after many years on the sea floor, it finally decays. Through a special program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, scientists are working with watermen to collect derelict, or "ghost," crab pots and fishing nets. Students will explore catch data collected by ghost pot program watermen.Developed by Chris Petrone (Bridge) in cooperation with scientists from the VIMS Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM).Photo courtesy of VIMS CCRM.Sea Grant is a nationwide network of 32 university-based programs that work with coastal communities. Environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and responsible use of America's coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources are at the heart of Sea Grant's mission. The National Sea Grant College Program has created a diverse and exceptional collection of ocean education resources related to its mission. The Bridge's new Sea Grant Collection provides easy access to these outstanding resources. Search this collection by topic area, keyword or Sea Grant focus area to find just the right activity for you. Or, browse the resources created by your state's Sea Grant program.SEA GRANT UPDATEBridge Launches Special Sea Grant CollectionEMAIL LISTScuttlebutt 411We'd like thank you, our loyal Scuttlebutt subscribers, for your engaging discussions, helpful information and overall support. And, here's a little bit about the list that you may not have known...
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