Teachers Dive Deeper: Science and Engineering Practices Workshop at MSI 8th Annual Teacher Event

On March 6th 2018, Marine Science Institute invited teachers from all over the Bay Area to discover the hands-on science opportunities MSI offers to students. The event, SHIP TO SHORE: All You Need to Know and More! featured two teacher workshops in which participating teachers could experience MSI School Programs as students, and take home engaging activities and ideas supporting the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices for their classrooms. SHIP TO SHORE: All You Need to Know and More! 2018 Workshops: Workshop 1-- Scientific Classification: NGSS activity for students K-3rd, that teachers could easily replicate in their classrooms. This activity provides students a way to link their obse

Haul-Outs Happen

The heart and soul of MSI operations, our “floating classroom” R/V Robert G. Brownlee, will be hauled out for its required biennial maintenance at the end of this summer. The regular maintenance schedule and upgrades are required by the U.S. Coast Guard to keep the ship safe and operating efficiently. Saltwater from the bay causes steel to rust and slowly deteriorate. The ship’s underwater hull, most vulnerable to water damage (e.g. rust), will be power-washed and fully coated (painted and sealed) to prepare it for another two years of safe passage for scientists-in-training. By cleaning the growth off the hull, drag will be reduced and fuel efficiency will be increased. Anodes will be inst

Marine Science Camp 2018: Hiring Instructors and Counselors

WANTED!: Engaging, high-energy, compassionate and fun instructors and counselors to lead our summer camp! CLICK HERE to apply and join the team. Marine Science Camp is proud to have a passionate and fun team of instructors and counselors each summer. The foundation of this team of educators and leaders is not only their knowledge of marine science, but also their ability to inspire campers. They spark an appreciation for marine science and local habitats while promoting friendship, teamwork, and curiosity. Our qualified team of highly motivated instructors and counselors are outside with the campers every day. Instructors and counselors facilitate hands-on learning and teambuilding in a safe

Redwood City Council Recognizes Marine Science Institute for Outstanding Service to Community

(Redwood City, CA, March 13, 2018): Yesterday evening the City Council of Redwood City officially recognized the Marine Science Institute (MSI) for providing science education services to over 1.25 million students in the community over the past 47 years. Located in the Port of Redwood City, MSI provides memorable on-the-water, water-side, and mobile education services to over 50,000 K-12 students per year, with a focus on San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. "For decades, MSI has been an incredibly valuable partner in our community; providing over a million school children the opportunity to learn about the importance of respecting and protecting the marine environment. The value they have

MSI Education Presentation: 42nd Annual STEM Conference at San Mateo County Office of Education

On February 10, 2018, The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) hosted it's 42nd Annual STEM Conference. Every year, this conference hosts workshops from a variety of exhibitors to invite teachers, administrators and parents to explore the exciting world of STEM education! At this year's conference, MSI Science Instructor, Elizabeth Sheets, presented the workshop: Water Testing and Ocean Acidification. MSI has been working closely with Redwood High School students participating in the mentorship program, Redwood Environmental Academy of Leadership (REAL). These REAL students have been learning and teaching alongside with MSI Science Instructors to Kennedy Middle School sixth graders a

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