Dates: December 8, 9, 10, 2020 (Tuesday & Thursday 3:00-5:00p.m. and Wednesday from 3:00-4:00p.m.)
Join us for this virtual workshop all about plankton. Plankton occurs in both marine and freshwater environments making the content and activities applicable to every area of Alabama - and beyond. This virtual workshop includes the who, whats, and whys of plankton and how they are essential to our lives. We’ll discuss the good (such as the oxygen we breathe or the nitrogen they make available), the bad (such as harmful algal blooms), and the ugly (wait until you see larger than life crab larvae!) of plankton.
You will have the chance to chat with Dauphin Island Sea Lab Senior Marine Scientist Dr. Jeffrey Krause who is studying the role of plankton in the carbon cycle and climate change.
The workshop will also include demonstrations and discussions of several classroom appropriate activities for grades 1st through 12th. Workshop participants will receive a Plankton in the Classroom Kit, consisting of 3D printed models, a Mobile Bay plankton sample, posters, and more.