Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WATCH For These Teens!

Student  in WATCH program explains his team's research. 
Keep you eyes open and WATCH for these teens when it comes to marine science.  WATCH is the acronym for Watsonville Area Teens Conserving Habits,"... a year-long program (that) begins in the summer and extends throughout the school year. During the three-week summer component students explore the Pajaro River Watershed, meet with local scientists and participate in inquiry-based learning. They also learn about environmental issues in their community and participate in local restoration efforts.

"During the school year, the same students that participated in the summer portion of the program develop their own projects based on an environmental topic. Students will work during the school day, after school and independently to complete their projects. They work with the Monterey Bay Aquarium staff and teachers, as well as scientists and educators from the community to complete their projects. Upon completion of the projects, students receive a scholarship and community service hours needed for graduation."

Photo: C. Coimbra Photo.  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium 2013. Pajaro High School student team research poster display "Ocean Acidification: Effects on Behavior of Echinoderms."

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