Gulf of Mexico: Environmental Issues 2021

Dates: July 18-22, 2021 

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From an environmental perspective, the last decade has been an eventful one for the Gulf of Mexico.  The largest oil spill in history, a growing dead zone, beach closures due to harmful algal blooms, warming ocean temperatures, a record number of hurricanes, and catastrophic flooding have affected coastal residents and impacted coastal habitats. Join us to hear from scientists studying these issues, explore relevant resources appropriate for K-12 students, carry out hands-on and data-rich classroom activities, and see firsthand some of the coastal areas affected by these events.  

CoastWatch chlorophyll concentration 3-day composite as seen on NOAA’s Harmful Algal Bloom Observing System.

Tuition:  FREE (tuition, supplies, housing, meals).  A $100 registration fee is required to hold enrollment but is refundable upon completion of the workshop.

3 graduate credits available through UWA. Additional tuition (payable to UWA) applies.

Please contact at (251) 861-2141 x7515 with any questions. The workshop is open to all current K-12 classroom teachers and informal educators. Initial preference will be given to teachers in Mississippi and Alabama until April 15.  All deposits will be refunded if the workshop is canceled due to COVID. 

Sponsored by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.

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