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Science Research Day, Part 1

On August 11th, a six SCUBAnauts from two chapters were able to participate in a Science Research Day put together by Carlie Williams, the Education Officer from the Tarpon Springs chapter. The goal of SciDay was to show the ‘nauts some of the many different research projects going on in the Marine Science cluster in […]

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Ocean for Life 2011

Thirty high school students from the Greater Middle Eastern and Western countries participated in Ocean for Life (OFL), a program to increase cultural understanding through ocean science, from July 14-26, 2011. The students studied at NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in California. The Ocean for Life program is a partnership among the National Oceanic […]

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Conversing Abroad with Indonesian and Australian Students

Cultural and physical barriers were overcome when the SCUBAnauts participated in video-conferences with Indonesian and Australian students. The ‘nauts visited the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C. and connected with young men and women who also desired to bring conservation issues to light. In skyping with the Australian snorkeling club, the depths of the ocean were […]

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SCUBA Olympics

The SCUBAnauts spent their Sunday participating in the fun-filled SCUBA Olympics, a community event benefiting the special needs swimmers of the Adaptive Swim Team. The Tarpon Springs and St. Petersburg Nauts competed in several judged events including an underwater bicycle race, buddy tow, balloon lift, raft race, and tug-o-war. Jessica Silk, a SCUBAnaut of the […]

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7th Annual NABS Youth Education Summit

I recently chaperoned three SCUBAnauts, Mary and Jessica Silk (St. Petersburg Chapter) and Ashley Hilbert (Tarpon Springs Chapter) to attend the 7th Annual Youth Education Summit for the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) in Florida City. This 5 day summit was in conjunction with NOAA, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. There were close […]

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