We are continually looking for new ways to engage and share with students, scientists, and the general public. Everyone can follow us on github, tumblr, facebook, youtube, twitter, wikispaces, flickr, and figshare. Web-based resources we have developed include an online version of the Colton Shellfish Collection, crassostreome, Research Notes on Ocean Acidification and oystergen.es.
Recent Posts related to Outreach
This has been reposted from our lab tumblelog
A few weeks ago I went to Wilkes Elementary to give a presentation and show the students some marine invertebrates. I used some of the more charismatic examples from FISH310 and the kids were extremely knowledgable and full of questions. I easily had more student interaction in that one hour than 10 weeks in my college course! Below is a post from Mrs. Spickard’s blog on my visit.
Marine Science with Mr. Roberts
Posted by Laurie Spickard at 5/21/2013
via the Lab Tumblr: http://genefish.tumblr.com/post/51390704421
If anyone is interested in what a tenure package looks like (I know I could have benefited from a few more examples) I am making mine available here.
Below is one of the tables I included, an attempt to quantify online science outreach.
“Exploring the biology of oysters, a few hundred base pairs at at time.”
We just launched a new site intended to serve as a portal for sharing research data, resources, and information as it pertains to active research efforts that intersect the fields of shellfish genomics and environmental science.
Currently the site highlights two oyster species and documents ongoing activities in “Tidal Cycles”