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Upcoming Online Events

Wednesday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. CST NOAA Live! presents Fishing for Food and Facts with Anna Mercer, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Did you know that U.S. fisheries produce over 9 billion pounds of seafood every year? Join this webinar to learn how NOAA Fisheries works with fishermen to produce sustainable seafood that feeds people all over the world. In this webinar, you will learn about the species that are harvested in the northeast U.S., how they are caught, and how NOAA Fisheries helps fishermen develop tools to fish more effectively and collect data for science.  (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy)

Thursday, June 4, 7:00 p.m. CST The Louisiana Freshwater Sponge Survey Project: Identifying, Characterizing, and Building a Molecular Database with Dr. Mary Miller (presented by LUMCON)

Since the summer of 2019, Dr. Miller and her team of BRCC students have been surveying the Louisiana freshwater sponge population. This is the first extensive survey conducted since 1968. Join Dr. Miller as she shares her journey in the world of “sponge hunting,” the progress her team has made in reporting their findings, and how you can be involved in locating freshwater sponges too!

Friday, June 5, 10:00 a.m. CST NOAA Live! presents USS Monitor: Heavy Metal on the High Seas with Tane Casserley, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

Situated 16 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary protects the shipwreck of the famed Civil War ironclad, USS Monitor. Over the last 45 years, NOAA has been honoring the men of USS Monitor, its legacy with the United States Navy, and its impact on world events. This presentation will discuss NOAA’s use of cutting edge science to preserve this iconic piece of Civil War history and will highlight NOAA’s efforts to protect this fragile national treasure and its history above and below the waves. Art Courtesy Tom Freeman. The webinar will last about 45-60 minutes with moderated questions and answers throughout. This webinar will be recorded and posted afterward. (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy)

Monday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. CST NOAA Live! presents From Training to Underwater Exploration: Take a Deep Dive with the NOAA Diving Center

Follow the pathway to become a NOAA diver and beyond! Scientific diving is one of the main types of diving conducted throughout NOAA, and the NOAA Diving Center staff train scientists in how to work safely underwater. Join us as we discuss various aspects of scientific diving from physics and physiology to dive equipment. After training, NOAA divers go into the field and collect data in cool locations like Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary! Thunder Bay will highlight the projects and science conducted by NOAA by divers in the Great Lakes. The webinar will last about 45-60 minutes with moderated questions and answers throughout. This webinar will be recorded and posted afterward. (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy)

Thursday, June 8, 12:00 p.m. CST Virtual Tour of “Coral Reef Exploration” Exhibit

The result of an exciting partnership between Mote Marine Laboratory and Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, “Coral Reef Exploration” focuses on providing both a beautiful and educational view of our unique coral reef ecosystem and the challenges it faces. Join Mote Aquarium Biologist Blake Terry for live narrated segments which includes feeding our fish and crustaceans.

Wednesday, June 11, 10:00 a.m. CST NOAA Live! presents Wait! Is that a Real Jellyfish? with Michael Ford, from NOAA Fisheries

Let’s face it. Jellyfish can be annoying sometimes when we’re on the beach. However, many oceanographers think jellyfish might play an important role in the ocean food web. When we explore the Earth’s oceans from ships and with unmanned Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), we actually see lots and lots of jellyfish. So, when we are not at the beach, we turn on our ROV, dive down into the ocean, and study them. There are so many kinds of jellyfish! Actually, “jellyfish” is a common word used to describe many types of animals that are gelatinous (made of jelly-like tissue.) These animals come in a very wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Join oceanographer Mike Ford from NOAA Fisheries to learn about jellyfish in the deep ocean as seen from recent ROV dives in the ocean. The webinar will last about 45-60 minutes with moderated questions and answers throughout. This webinar will be recorded and posted afterward. (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy)

Thursday, June 11, 7:00 p.m. CST — Dr. James Nelson (presented by LUMCON)

Thursday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. CST — Dr. Kelly Boyle (presented by LUMCON)