VIDEO OF THE WEEK
I’m Thinking Nobel Prize…
On the verge of what he believes is an amazing, earth-shattering, scientific breakthrough, Dr. Steve DiMarco (Texas A&M) discovers things are not always what they seem.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Marilyn Weiner: “We’re Not 60 Minutes”
Go behind the scenes for the making of “Dispatches From The Gulf.” Marilyn Weiner, executive producer, shares how the story took shape, the unexpected discoveries, the amazing collaborations between scientists, and the joy that surfaced from the work being done.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Massive 8,000-mile ‘Dead Zone’ Could be One of the Gulf’s Largest
Just off the coast of Louisiana and Texas where the Mississippi River empties, the ocean is dying. The cyclical event known as the ‘Dead Zone‘ occurs every year, but scientists predict that this year’s could be one of the largest in recorded history.
Photo courtesy of LUMCON.
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.
Host a Screening
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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