MCR LTER scientists, graduate students, and Outreach staff joined 240 exhibitors at the Community Environmental Council’s 2009 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival on April 19th to raise awareness about LTER research and the global health of coral reefs. The festival attracted almost 14,000 people, who were able to stop by to ask questions, view informational posters, color pictures of coral reef animals, and discuss issues with MCR LTER representatives.
- Sunday, April 19, 2009
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Washington Accelerated Elementary School fourth and fifth graders made the trip on February 17th from Pasadena, CA to the REEF at UCSB in collaboration with the Moorea Coral Reef LTER. The 700 gallon Research Tank at the REEF features a new Coral Reef Exhibit, which acts as a platform to discuss coral reef research and compare coral reef ecosystems to the Californian rocky reefs studied by the Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. Fourth graders at Washington Accelerated learn about coral reefs in the classroom through food web and ecosystem curriculum developed by MCR LTER Education and Outreach staff.
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
On November 18-19, 2008, the MCR LTER site held its annual two day investigator meeting. MCR LTER Principal and Associate investigators, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and technicians met to discuss results of monitoring and process studies and to plan upcoming research efforts. Highlights of the meeting included poster presentations by graduate students and postdocs and a lesson plan writing seminar for interested graduate students. To see the group picture, click here.
- Thursday, January 31, 2008
The G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award has been presented annually since 1982 to recognize excellence in any aspect of limnology or oceanography. The award is intended to symbolize the quality and innovations toward which the society strives and to remind its members of these goals. Dr. Alldredge was recognized as a scientist who had made considerable contributions to knowledge, and whose future work promised a continuing legacy of scientific excellence. She will receive her award at the annual ASLO (Advancing the Science of Limnology and Oceanograhy) meeting in June of 2008 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.