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Keeping Rain from the Drain

Jessica T. R. Brown, NOAA’s Georgia Sea Grant in Brunswick, GA Have you ever wondered where the rain goes once it hits the ground? Rainwater that falls on a surface that can’t absorb it is called stormwater. Scientists and engineers try to mimic nature to catch rainwater where it falls by using plants, soil, and…

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Northern Exposure: a NOAA Corps Officer’s Work in Alaska

Commander Sarah Duncan, NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, WA What is a NOAA Corps officer and what do they do for NOAA? Come find out by following CDR Sarah Duncan from the training academy to her work in Alaska on the NOAA ship Oscar Dyson! Resources to access at home: » NOAA Office…

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Lessons from Lake Trout in Lake Champlain

Ashley Eaton and Caroline Blake, NOAA’s Lake Champlain Sea Grant in Burlington, VT Lake Champlain, known as Bitawbakw by the Abenaki people, is home to lake trout. As one of the top predators in Lake Champlain, they play an important role in maintaining balance within the lake ecosystem. When lake trout populations struggled, it took…

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Algal Blooms: Signs of Spring and Signs of Trouble

Rose Masui, NOAA’s Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kachemak Bay, AK Join us to learn about how estuaries wake up in the spring, with warming waters and nutrients fueling blooms of phytoplankton in Alaskan coastal waters. We will talk about how marine plants are the primary producers in our coastal food webs, and…

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Get Your Feet Muddy at the Waquoit Bay Reserve!

Tonna-Marie Rogers, NOAA’s Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Falmouth, MA Come along as we explore the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR) on Cape Cod, MA. Walk (virtually) with us into the shallow bay to visit experiment sites, explore the salt marsh, observe osprey and bay creatures, and wade into water sampling…

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Kelp Farming in Coastal Waters

Anoushka Concepcion, NOAA’s Connecticut Sea Grant in Groton, CT in partnership with Holly Turner-Moore, Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center in Bridgeport, CT Ribbons of algae are springing up in coastal waters around the world as ocean farmers start to explore seaweed aquaculture. In this webinar, meet Anoushka Concepcion, a biologist from Connecticut…

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Hitching a Ride: How to Spot and Stop Marine Invasive Species

Jasmine Maurer from NOAA’s Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kachemak Bay, AK   How do invasive and exotic marine species arrive and spread in Alaska? We will talk about how to monitor and identify European green crab and tunicates, how they affect ecosystems, and what actions to take before the summer season to…

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It’s Not Easy Being Shelled: The Ocean Acidification Blues

Meg Chadsey, NOAA’s Washington Sea Grant and the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab in Seattle, WA Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) isn’t just warming the planet; it’s also reacting with seawater and making the oceans more corrosive—a process known as ocean acidification. This slight increase in acidity doesn’t change the way the ocean looks or feels…

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Designed to Survive: Prepare Your Home to Withstand Storms

Kanesa Duncan Seraphin, NOAA’s Hawai’i Sea Grant, Honolulu, HI Large storms can bring destructive winds, rain, flooding, and storm surge. What materials or designs help your house survive a storm? How can homes be built, or modified, to keep people dry and safe during strong storms? Join University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant educator, scientist, and…

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Salmon in the Winter: Anadromous fish under ice

Coowe Walker and Jacob Argueta, NOAA’s Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kachemak Bay, AK What do you know about baby salmon? Join us to learn about where salmon spend their early life stages, and how they survive in watersheds blanketed with snow and ice. We will talk about the importance of groundwater on…

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