SaintJoe H2O

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SaintJoe H2O is the learning network for the Saint Joseph Marine Institute. The "Saint Joseph Marine Institute," (SJMI) is the name for a unique high school program in the field of Marine Biology within the Saint Joseph School District. The program takes place after normal school hours. Our old static website dates back to 1999, and can be found here. For the visual addict in you... click here: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 to view thousands of images from our last five field studies in the Bahamas and Florida Keys.

As you might be able to tell, this will likely be the final year of using this platform for our class. We will likely be making the jump back to an open Wordpress site in the near future.


Darwin in Paradise 17 Replies

Use the thread below as a gallery space for your visual chapter summary over Chapter 3, "Darwin In Paradise," from The Enchanted Braid- Coming to terms with nature on the coral reef. Remember, stick to the protocol. There is power in protocols, for…Continue

Tags: chapter, reading, writing, summarization, summary

Started by Sean Nash in Classroom Reflections. Last reply by Bobbi thompson Mar 13, 2013.

Who Has Known The Ocean? - The Enchanted Braid 40 Replies

In the space below, describe your first reactions to The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms with Nature on the Coral Reef by Osha Gray Davidson. Start…Continue

Tags: reflection, sharedread, 2013, discussion, Enchanted Braid

Started by Sean Nash in Classroom Reflections. Last reply by Madison Steilen Aug 27, 2012.

The BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (part I) 50 Replies

As of June 4, 2010, the uncontrollable oil gusher from BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well is an undoubtable disaster.  As of the present time, the major news media have been covering the attempts to stop…Continue

Tags: Gulf of Mexico, Gulf, oil spill, Halliburton, Transocean

Started by Sean Nash in Current Issues in Marine Biology. Last reply by erika e Sep 20, 2010.

"Reflections In The Waves Spark My Memory" 25 Replies

Use the space below to reflect upon our recent study of the physical components of the ocean (often referred to as simply "oceanography").  Direct your work below to the reality of tides, currents, waves, and perhaps even the general nature of the…Continue

Tags: oceans, reflection, ocean, oceanography, waves

Started by Sean Nash in Classroom Reflections. Last reply by erika e Oct 3, 2010.

The Enchanted Braid - Who Has Known the Ocean? 32 Replies

In the space below, describe your first reactions to "The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms with Nature on the Coral Reef by Osha Gray Davidson."  What sort of feeling does the first chapter leave you with?  From your reading of the first chapter,…Continue

Tags: reading, response, bookstudy, reflection, braid

Started by Sean Nash in Classroom Reflections. Last reply by Brittany Stanton Nov 22, 2010.


Use this forum for help requests regarding our Caribbean fish identification project. Feel free to ask for clarification, help find a resource, etc. from anyone in the network.This forum should provide a very powerful collaborative tool to maximize…Continue

Tags: coral reefs, help, collaboration, forum, fish identification

Started by Sean Nash in Uncategorized. Last reply by Kelly Drinnen Aug 27, 2012.

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Doin' It D.C. Style!

Colt's recent update on his life has inspired me to also update everyone on my shenanigans. I am not living in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska, but I am living in the concrete jungle of Washington D.C.


So, since I last checked in, I finished my dissertation research at the University of Rhode Island and am in the process of publishing my results. If all goes as planned, I will be Dr. Nicole Rohr in May with a Ph.D. in Biology! Here is my first chapter in case you are…


Posted by Nicole Rohr on August 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

It's Been Awhile..... Now in Alaska

Wow so its been awhile since I have updated this blog... I don't know a lot of the people on here anymore... let me quick introduce myself to some of the people who might not know me... I'm Colt Snapp, a 2006 graduate of Benton High School and was part of the 2005 and 2006 Marine Biology Classes. I recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in Marine Biology. I have been through many internships and jobs through my college career which you can read about on my…


Posted by Colt Snapp on August 6, 2011 at 10:03am — 3 Comments

The Very Fishy Story By: DeeDee Hebb



My world.


Brown. Brown dirty ground, the wet soil, the gross land of mud that is my world.…


Posted by DeeDee Hebb on May 10, 2011 at 9:00pm

Experiencing Marine Biology!

 Day 1, 4/1/2011


                Our Marine biology group left for the KCI airport sometime around 9:45 after meeting in a parking lot behind the East hills library. From there we flew to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  When we arrived in Florida, there was no longer cold,…


Posted by Karen Richter on May 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Today is the day!


Today is the day! I wake up early and more than ready to head to Florida. We’re meeting in the parking lot behind the East Hills Library and I’m so excited I can’t even contain myself. I eat breakfast and go through my things again to make sure I have everything. With my checklist complete my mother and I head to the lot to meet up with everyone else. Upon our arrival I overhear Miles talking about his hat and I then realize I didn’t pack one; so my mom and I rush home to get one.… Continue

Posted by chelsea nichols on May 16, 2011 at 7:00pm

Cats and Peanut Butter :) Journal 2010

Friday April 2, 2010 (Day 1):…


Posted by Casi Paolillo on May 3, 2010 at 4:30pm

Trip of a Lifetime

Day #1 4/2/10

Woke up at 3:45am to meet the crew behind Dillard’s parking lot. Mom and I drove to the Kansas City Airport. We arrived and checked in luggage. Our flight left at 7:05am. There was a 3 hour flight to…


Posted by andrew nordbye on May 9, 2010 at 9:30pm

The water doubles the light, and you just see a sea of green!

April 2, 2010

It's dark outside, well before the sunrise. My alarm clock is ringing, but I've beaten it up. I'm excited for the day and hug my family goodbye. Car starts. Green lights all the way. From…

Posted by Corvette Way on May 10, 2010 at 7:24pm

Sandy & Salty, But Oh So Sweet.

Friday, April…


Posted by Carsen Berry on May 10, 2010 at 6:00pm

How would you measure ecosystem health?

First off, let me re-introduce myself to people who may be close to a decade younger than me whom I've never met. My name is Nicole Rohr, I am a 2001 graduate of Lafayette High School, and I was in the 2001 class of mar bio (followed by four more trips down with Sean et al. and I worked for 6 months on South Andros at Tiamo Resorts).…

Posted by Nicole Rohr on March 10, 2010 at 10:00pm









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