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All present artists that created work for the exhibit and the event coordinators.

Think Macro Act Micro

How marine science dripped onto the artist’s canvas.

January 23, 2020Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Ph.D. student Natalia Lopez, dicussing her undergraduate research using stable isotopes to predict the impacts of sea level rise in a natural reserve in Puerto Rico.

Great American Teach In – Largo High School

During the day of the event Natalia Lopez was going to talk to only one group, but both the students and teachers asked if Natalia Lopez could stay longer to ask more questions, talk to their friends in other grades and get more details about these opportunities.

November 19, 2019Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Makenzie Kerr with a 3rd grade class, holding up the fish coloring pages they got by deciphering which fish their egg was from.

The Great American Teach In 2019

The “Great American Teach In” is a fun opportunity for community members to talk to kids about their careers and the experiences they had to get to where they are in their field.

November 19, 2019Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Week One: Painting with Bacteria! - “Who are you?” activity.

Girls Go Gaga Over Science

This blog whisks you through my summer doing marine science with Girls Inc—and you don’t even have to get your feet wet!

September 18, 2019Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

New moms. All the little specs on the bottom right of the photo are zoea (crab larvae). Photo by: Makenzie Burrows

A Seaside Science Surprise

For the past couple summers Dr. Mya Breitbart's lab has done outreach activities with Girls Inc. of Pinellas, an organization that inspires young girls to be strong, smart, and bold through afterschool programs and summer camps.

June 25, 2019Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Members of the Seminole High School ‘A team’ review their answers during a break in the action of the Round Robin morning session at the 2019 Spoonbill Bowl.

2019 marks 15 years of the Spoonbill Bowl

On Saturday, February 16th, 2019, eleven high schools from across west central Florida fielded teams to compete against each other in a Round Robin style competition during the morning portion of the tournament followed by a playoff style competition in the afternoon.

February 20, 2019Community Engagement

Spoonbill teams compete in rapid fire tournament style questions about our Ocean

Spoonbill Ocean Sciences Tournament Bowl

Florida high school teams from the Panhandle to the Everglades will gather Saturday, February 16, 2019 to compete in the 15th Annual Spoonbill Ocean Sciences Bowl competition.

February 11, 2019Community Engagement

USF CMS graduate students, Luis Sorinas, Juan Millan, Becky Scott, Shannon Burns, and Maddie Schwaab, at the CMS outreach booth, excited to teach the public about marine debris.

Outreach Booth Gives Students the Opportunity to Educate the Public on Marine Debris

On Saturday, February 2, 2019 students from USF College of Marine Science volunteered at the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market to teach market-goers about marine debris and plastics.

February 5, 2019Community Engagement

2018 Final Winners Montgomery Blair

Montgomery Blair High School Cruises to Victory in 21st Annual NOSB

The 2018 Spoonbill Regional champion team, students from Eastside High School in Gainesville Florida placed 10th overall in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition

April 25, 2018Community Engagement

USF CMS Sunset

Spoonbill Bowl 2018

Reigning champion Eastside High School from Gainesville Florida won the 2018 Spoonbill Bowl.

February 26, 2018Community Engagement, News

The Oceanography Camp for Girls was developed to inspire and motivate young women entering high school to consider career opportunities in the sciences

Oceanography Camp for Girls 2017

The Oceanography Camp for Girls, which held its 25th anniversary last year, has just graduated another class of aspiring scientists and environmentally conscious thinkers.

July 5, 2017Community Engagement, News

Over 30 girls, ages 7 to 9, visited the College of Marine Science to interact with the faculty, researchers, and student scientists on campus.

Girls Inc of Pinellas visits the College of Marine Science

Over 30 girls, ages 7 to 9, visited the College of Marine Science to interact with the faculty, researchers, and student scientists on campus

June 23, 2017Community Engagement, News

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