Archive: NSTA Science Update: Exploring Earth's Final Frontier: The Deep Sea, October 17, 2019

We have better maps of the Moon, Venus, and Mars than we do our own planet. The ocean represent the final frontier on Earth for explorations. Here we will discuss the technology, from sonars to advanced robots, needed to explore the deepest reaches of our ocean and along the way we will get to meet some of the strange creatures that inhabitants the largest biome on the planet.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I really loved this experience. I loved how we could ask questions, and loved learning new things!"
  • "I thought the presentation was well paced, the photographs interesting, and the discussion on technology relevant to encouraging STEM instruction."
  • "It was very informative! The speaker did a great job. He was very knowledgeable! I enjoyed the Q&A portions of the seminar."
  • "This was great - it's really great to see what scientists are currently doing - to see some recent research and new discoveries. Knowing that people are still discovering new species all the time, and mapping areas that have never been mapped is inspiring for students to know they can explore and discover themselves things that haven't been seen yet."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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