COSEE Great Lakes Workshops to Feature Weblogs - 07.13.2008

All aboard the Guardian for Lake Ontario
Two upcoming COSEE Great Lakes workshops will feature weblogs to help share participant experiences with others. The Shipboard and Shoreline Science workshop on Lake Ontario aboard the R/V Peter Wise Lake Guardian takes place this week, July 13-19. The Tropical Marine Ecology workshop will run August 9-16 at a tropical reef in Roatan, The Bay Islands, Honduras, Central America.

Shipboard and Shoreline Science
Teachers aboard the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 180-foot R/V Peter L. Wise Lake Guardian will have a rare opportunity to study with researchers on Lake Ontario. The R/V Peter L. Wise Lake Guardian, the only self-contained non-polluting vessel on the Great Lakes, won’t be back on the lake for about another five years, as it will rotate through the other Great Lakes, including Lakes Huron and Superior next summer. Highlights include passage through the Welland Canal, data collection at EPA water quality sampling stations on Lake Ontario, and stops in scientifically important areas along the way. Read the weblog (scroll to the bottom for Day1).

Tropical Marine Ecology
In this workshop, participants will study the biodiversity of a coral reef ecosystem and the related habitats that support its complex structure. This workshop will be led by New York Sea Grant, COSEE Great Lakes' Helen Domske, and the Aquarium of Niagara. Ten participants will travel on COSEE Great Lakes scholarships for Marine Immersion. Tune in to the weblog to keep up with this active group!

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