Submitted by erinvr on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 07:40
"Simply put," says Billy Spitzer of the New England Aquarium, "ocean literacy is understanding how we affect the oceans, and how the oceans affect us." Spitzer is the aquarium's Vice President for Planning, Programs & Exhibits.
Submitted by erinvr on Wed, 08/18/2010 - 15:11
1. Scientists can determine the age of a shark by counting the rings that form on its vertebra, much as you can count the rings on a tree to tell its age. Sharks typically live from 20 to 30 years.
Submitted by erinvr on Sat, 07/17/2010 - 14:45
I still remember when my sixth grade science teacher took us outside, gave us each a block of wood and a magnifying glass, and showed us how to harness the sun's energy to burn our zodiac sign into wood.
Submitted by erinvr on Tue, 07/13/2010 - 14:19
Educator Cheryl McCallum talks about one of her favorite SMILE outdoor activities, and how to make it work even if you don't have "an outdoor space teeming with living things.”
These days, I work in a museum. But before that I was an outdoor educator, taking 5th graders on hikes through the East Texas Piney Woods and canoe trips on Lake Livingston.
Submitted by erinvr on Fri, 05/28/2010 - 10:08
Submitted by erinvr on Sat, 04/17/2010 - 14:34
Check out this cool low-tech animation showing users how to search the SMILE catalog. Asia Ward of the Science Museum of Minnesota created this video, and she definitely wins the prize for most creative use of the SMILE hand logo!