Herring Gut Learning Center continues to find ways to engage our students in remote learning.
As we create lessons and find valuable virtual learning resources, we will be sharing these resources with our community through weekly posts. These resources will be focused on environmental science and marine science related topics; we are striving to find a mix of content that engages students through screens and also encourages spending time outside in nature.
Nancy Grace Horton creates Cyanotypes!
Nancy Grace Horton is a photo-based artist who embraces both analog and digital techniques to create bold narrative fragments informed by her background in photojournalism. Her series Ms. Behavior, Mad Women, Mr.Mrs., and Being 13 utilize gender roles as inspiration to provoke thought and stimulate discussion. Humorous, ironic, biting—her images distill the angst of both feminism and the Playboy era.
Nancy Grace Horton
Careers in Aquaculture
In this episode, we revisit the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center. The center provides hand-on experience for students in aquaculture and aquaponics. The center is more than just a place of learning; it grows ornamental fish, food fish, shellfish, and limu for the community and other aquaculture facilities.
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center
Clare Olin discusses Cryptography!
My name is Clare Olin. I grew up in Canton, NY and attended Syracuse University once I graduated High School. While there, I studied Computer Engineering and now work at The MITRE Corporation as a Cyber Security Engineer. I currently work in Rome, NY and live nearby with my fiancé and cat, Mo. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising and watching scary movies.
Kate Hruby: Lab Tour and Buoyancy Lesson
I knew as a kid that I wanted to learn as much as I could about the world, so once I grew up I went about this in two ways: school and exploring! I have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a master’s degree in earth science (but really I studied glaciers and physics for a couple years). During my school years, I also got my Merchant Mariner Credential (which is kind of like a fancy drivers license for boats). Now, I sail around Washington State and British Columbia, searching for whales, monitoring water quality, checking out tiny ocean creatures called plankton, and using the sailboat as a classroom to spew glacier, geology, and oceanography funfacts.
B.S Geology, minor Oceanography – University of North Carolina at Wilmington
M.Sc. Earth and Ocean Sciences – University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Geoscientist in the Parks Geomorphologist/GIS Technician – Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, Rutgers Cooperative Research Field Station
Geographer – U.S Geological Society at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center