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NOAA workshop

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Curriculum

On November 6, 2010 the Good Samaritan Institute was honored to host science teachers from throughout Northwest Florida for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Curriculum”, a one day professional development institute.  Under the leadership of Melissa Ryan, one of NOAA’s top instructors, teachers participated in inquiry- and standards-based activities, written and tested by scientists and educators and also tied directly to ocean expeditions.

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GSI at the Seaside Farmer’s Market

Seaside Farmer’s Market

On our first Saturday at the Seaside Farmer’s Market on 6/19/2010 we had 27 people stop by to learn about GSI and the current crisis in science education. I had 12 children make bracelets using the UV beads and 3 people brought soil samples for analysis. We had 10 people stop to learn more about the composition of soil from our soil display.

On July 3, 2010 we set up again and had an even better response. Despite the heat, we had 39 people stop by to learn about GSI and its mission. Seventeen children made bracelets with the UV beads.