Sharks at SciREN 2016

Last Thursday I participated in SciREN Coast 2016, which is my third year participating as a researcher and second year helping organize and promote it.  SciREN is a great event that brings North Carolina home-grown marine science (or in its sister event SciREN Triangle, all kinds of science) into the classroom.  Essentially researchers develop lesson plans based on their research and teachers visit each one of them at stations throughout the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores to discuss how to get more ongoing research into their classrooms.

In addition to making my lesson plan materials available both in-person at the event and on the SciREN Portal, I also host them right here on the blog.  If you click on the icon in the upper left corner of the page, you’ll find a dropdown menu with a page titled Teaching Resources.  There you’ll find all the documents, Powerpoint presentations, and data sets you’d need to use one of these lesson plans in class.  There’s one using data from juvenile sandbar sharks acoustically tagged off Cape Hatteras, and another based on the shark survey I’ve been running in Back and Core Sounds for the past two summers.  Feel free to leave any comments or questions about those lesson plans in the comments section on the Teaching Resources page.

And to give you a glimpse of the actual SciREN event (and hopefully inspire any researchers reading this to participate), here are some tweets from that night: