Archive for ‘education’

August 14, 2011

Lightning McQueen to Win!

The Tour de Turtles is back in force this year and Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 17 satellite-tagged competitors are out churning through surf and making some bubble tracks!  The official race starts tomorrow!

But this year it’s not solely about who wins or loses.  Each of the competing turtles has a cause they’re swimming for as well as corporate and nonprofit sponsorship!  My favorite – Lightning McQueen – has Disney backing her!  And her cause?  Light pollution and its effects on natal nesting beaches for future turtle generations.

The website is fantastic, fast, and regularly updated, so be sure to check in, find a favorite racer, and follow along.  You can of course “like” Sea Turtle Conservancy on Facebook and get regular updates through social media as well.  Enjoy!  And GO LIGHTNING MCQUEEN!

June 15, 2011

Perspectives on Ocean Science

Do you share my love of ocean documentaries and online videos? (Seriously, you should see my Netflix cue, it’s almost nothing but docs!) Well do I have the motherload for you: UCTV’s Perspectives on Ocean Science!

There is so much here including talks on climate change, magnetic fields, ocean circulation patterns, volcanoes, deep sea animal diversity, marine debris, ocean acidification, and on and on. There are so many videos that I havent had time to view more than a handful myself but I feel that they’re all worthwhile in their own way. If you love TED, you’ll like this!