Outreach

Co-Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN)

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Grace Saba serves as a co-coordinator of MACAN (http://www.midacan.org/), one of many regional acidification networks across the United States. MACAN is coordinated by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO). MACAN seeks to answer basic questions about the intensity, frequency, and location of acidification events. MACAN seeks to understand the causes of those events, whether from atmospheric sources of carbon, land based pollution, or something else. MACAN also works to educate managers, elected officials, industry representatives, and the public about solutions to reduce those sources of acidification. MACAN can be a starting point to work together towards data driven answers to tough acidification questions.

NOAA Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA)

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Grace and Vincent Saba, graduate student Emily Slesinger (shown in photo), and undergraduate student Rachael Young presented their research at the NOAA Sandy Hook Science Days

Project PARKA (Planting AntaRctica in KAnsas)

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Project PARKA (Planting AntaRctica in KAnsas): http://coseenow.net/project-parka/. Participating high school teachers and students in 19 different high schools in Kansas worked with me to learn about interdisciplinary oceanographic research taking place at the West Antarctic Peninsula. This exciting research mission worked to characterize the connection between ocean chemistry, climate change, and Antarctic food webs. During the 2013-14 academic year, students learned the research mission science through participating in classroom lessons, following mission blogs, talking with scientists at Palmer Station, Antarctica, through Live Video Broadcasts, meeting the research scientists, and presenting their own research at a spring Student Research Symposium. Teachers participated in a summer workshop in July 2013 to learn about the science and project.