VIDEO OF THE WEEK
What inspired these people to become scientists? Each had a different path from childhood: Some favored playing with Tinkertoys, while others built elaborate contraptions with soldering sets. Still, all these future researchers and innovators share a lifelong love of the outdoors and a curiosity for the mysteries contained in the depths of the ocean.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Where Did All The Oysters Go?
Until recently, if you ate an oyster it most likely came from the Gulf of Mexico, which supplied more than 70% of all oysters harvested in the United States. But the Deepwater Horizon oil spill changed all that.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Americans’ Top Environmental Concern May Surprise You
When it comes to worrying about the environment, it’s hard to pick just one issue. The sixth mass extinction underway? Climate change? Toxic air pollution? For the average American, the biggest environmental concern is a little closer to home. So what is it?
Photo courtesy of AP.
Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery
In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history – a global team of scientists is working together to understand its environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and the ecosystem with the ultimate goal of learning how to better cope with future oil spills.
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Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery
Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to study the continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon find new ways to ease the devastation. Includes the never-before-documented drama of bottlenose dolphins struggling to survive, and the capture of one of the world’s largest predatory sharks.
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Stream Dispatches 1+2 and Short Videos
Digital versions of Dispatches 1+2 are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
Dispatches short videos featuring human interest stories and exploring cutting-edge scientific case studies about the Gulf of Mexico are available on YouTube.
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Host a Dispatches screening at schools, libraries, universities, science centers, museums, community centers, or environmental organizations — especially around the anniversary of Deepwater Horizon (April 2018). Guest speakers and panelists can be arranged.
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Supporting Dispatches educational materials including leaders’ guides, lesson plans, transcripts, posters, and student resources are available for download.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming.
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Dispatches is made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).
Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation.
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