Embrace

Some days You embrace the storm, And pray for the rain to wash everything away into newness again.   ~ Katie Dion

More Than Just a Pretty Face

Not all sand is created equal. Depending on the location of the beach or dessert, it can be made from a wide variety of materials and in as many different processes. Sand can be made of quartz, basalt, garnet, silica, olivine, glass, coral, and more. It can be made from wind or water currents eroding... Continue Reading →

Ghosts of Elkorn Coral Past

To round out my posts about coral disease, I thought I would choose a disease that hits close to home for the United States, and is one we do know a *bit* about. The paper I am summarizing today also happens to be co-authored by one of my favorite graduate professors, so shout-out to Dr.... Continue Reading →

Heartbeat

Sometimes during a sunrise, One can actually feel time slow to only a faint heartbeat. For it is then that the ancient past, the present, and the distant future, converge and join hands. Only the sunrise remains untouched by history. It rises everyday the same way, just like it always has since antiquity, and always... Continue Reading →

Gulf Coast Food Web

Looking for a quick time filler that reinforces food webs? Instead of the usual suspects of a land based web or the Antarctic, here is a South Gulf Coast based marine food web. I have it broken down by each animal and energy level. Just copy and paste into M.S. Word to make some quick... Continue Reading →

Shark Super Powers

This multi-part activity really dives deep into the ‘super powers’ of sharks! To survive and dominate in their marine habitat as top predators, over the millennia sharks have developed several unique superpowers, or as they are most commonly known as, adaptations 😉 This activity is a dynamic, hands-on way for students to explore several of... Continue Reading →

Melting Sand

This quick and simple activity can be utilized in a variety of lesson plans. I have personally used it to demonstrate both acid rain and ocean acidification. It can be used at the beginning of a lesson to surprise and hook their interests (my recommendation), or after the lesson as a hands-on wrap up. When... Continue Reading →

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