This Web Seminar, sponsored by NOAA, took place on April 10, 2008, from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Kelly Drinnen, Education Specialist for
the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. The topic of her presentation
was impacts to coral reefs.
This web seminar was the first of two related to the NOAA Symposium that took place
at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Boston, Massachusetts. The
presenter talked about how watersheds, animals, industry, environmental stress,
and human recreation (diving, sailing, and boating) are impacting the health of
coral reefs. Drinnen also shared ideas of specific things we can do to help improve
the health of coral reefs. The Web seminar was designed for educators of grades
Thirty-four (34) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to
the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of
Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. One participant
attended the program from Dubai. Seminar participants received a one year subscription
to one of NSTA’s SciGuide for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- "This was a great way to have professional development at home in a
small digestible bite!.”
- “Great follow-up to the symposium in Boston. Great presenter.”
- “I enjoyed the web seminar. I found the environmental stress portion the
- “The URL's given as part of the chat session are great!”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
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Underwritten in part by: NOAA