This page will contain information about the Ocean Science Club...topics, article links and more!  Here is general information about the club:

    In this club students will learn about “Current Topics in Marine Biology”.  We will meet Wednesdays after school from 3-4:15 for 9-10 weeks beginning Jan. ?. Students will learn about overfishing, plastics pollution, climate change, oil spills, and other ocean related issues by doing hands-on activities. The club will be limited to 20 participants, and students will be expected to come each week. 

    Any questions, see Ms. Sheild.

    Wed. Jan. 15, 2014 & Jan. 7, 2015 & Jan.6, 2016 & Jan. 4, 2017

    Today we'll learn about a few different oil spills that have impacted the marine community. We'll talk about ways to "clean up" the oil, and then do a lab to try out the different clean up methods. 

    Clean up methods animation


    Video showing BP oil spill impacts


    Video with information about BP oil spill (just music, facts and pictures)


    Page describing how WHOI Scientists Contribute to Study on Impact to Coral Communities from Deepwater Horizon Spill


    Video of Exxon Valdez (Alaska) oil spill 1989


    Wed. Jan. 22, 2014 & Jan. 14, 2015, Jan. 11, 2017

    Overfishing video link.

    Did lab with goldfish crackers and plastic sea animals illustrating the incidental "bycatch".



     Quotes of Note

    "No one can do everything. Everyone can do something. Together we can make the world a better place." Sylvia Earle

    "The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”Jacques-Yves Cousteau

    "Our actions over the next 10 years will determine the state of the ocean for the next 10,000." 

    -Sylvia Earle

    "In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." -Baba Dioum, 1968

    "There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about the sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath."  -Herman Melville