VIDEO OF THE WEEK
We Owe Society Answers
Most people assume that the role of scientists is to ask unanswered questions, gather complex information, and interpret the resulting data. But that’s not all:
We asked GoMRI scientists to define their own role in society. Many of their answers were unexpected, but overall they feel that the scientific community is obligated to make science accessible and comprehensible to the public, resource managers, and policymakers in order to solve the problems of daily life.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: We Won’t Leave Our Dead Behind
The United Houma Nation depends upon the bounty provided by the coastal waters and bayous of Louisiana. Their principal chief, Thomas Dardar, Jr., shares the struggles the tribe has faced to preserve their ancestral way of life after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
This 22-Year-Old Texan Is the Science Communicator We’ve Been Waiting for
22-year-old University of Texas at Austin student Sahana Srinivasan started her career performing in local talent shows and dancing Bharathanatyam (Indian classical dance). Now, she is the first-ever female host of a science show with Netflix’s global kids’ series “Brainchild,” created in partnership with Pharrell Williams.
Passionate about Asian-American visibility in arts and entertainment, Houston-born and Dallas-raised Sahana (a local stand-up comic in addition to a film student) joined the show because of her duel passion for encouraging women towards STEM.
Photo courtesy of Netflix.
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.
Click here to watch the trailer.
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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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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