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Enrollment Process for 2010-2011

Linked below is a copy of the Marine Biology information packet and application for the upcoming 2010-2011 class.

Pay particular attention to the dates for enrollment on page 5. The first important date coming up is

the "informational meeting" this FRIDAY NIGHT, May 6th, in room #307 at 7:00pm. Applications are due completed and returned by 3:30pm next Friday afternoon, the 14th.…


Added by Sean Nash on May 4, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The End of The Line

The problem

According to NOAA, over half of the population of the United States lives within 50 miles of the coastline. This trend holds up over the vast majority of the world, and… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on October 2, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Congratulations To The 2010 Marine Biology Crew:

*a school of yellowtail snappers below the sailboat, May 2009

Our 2009-2010 Marine Biology crew has been selected and is ready to go. This will be our second group to work within our online network here at SaintJoe H2O. After a… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on May 31, 2009 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Get involved in this... name a new jelly!

(yes, this is serious)

Toss in your two cents to the official naming contest for the Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish. Come on, you know you love Latin.

I received a message about this a day or so ago on a marine science listserv. Go here to check out the details of the contest. And of course... you'll want to know something about… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on May 18, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments


Linked below is a copy of the Marine Biology information packet and application for the upcoming 2009-2010 class.

Pay particular attention to the dates for enrollment on page 5. The first important date coming up is

the "informational meeting" this THURSDAY NIGHT, May 14th, in room #307 at 7:00pm. Applications are due completed and returned by 3:30pm next Wednesday afternoon, the 20th.…


Added by Sean Nash on May 11, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Oceans for Life: A Cultural Exchange and Ocean Field Study Opportunity for Students

*This came in the mail today, and I thought I would post it here for some potentially interested folks =>

Oceans for Life is an initiative to increase cultural understanding through ocean science. This program will provide high quality, immersive ocean field studies and follow-on education programs to facilitate cross-cultural learning, appreciation, and lasting experiences between Middle Eastern and Western students. Participants will produce youth media… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on January 18, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Principles of Biology Nominated for Edublogs Award!

Another learning network at Benton, one several of you are also a member of, has recently made the final nomination cut for the Eddies... the 2008 Edublogs Awards. Principles of Biology -our Dual-Credit Biology course- was nominated in the category of "best educational use of a social networking service." The site made the final cut from all original nominees and is now open for voting.

I… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on December 4, 2008 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

still without power

I finally heard back from Colt today via direct message on Facebook:

"Hey I'm doing ok I haven't been able to get on the website using my blackberry and I have been without power since the hurricane hit I will update the blog whenever we have power and cable again but who knows when that will be I don't know anything about my apartment since Galveston has been closed and will remain closed for weeks my school is being moved maybe to main campus but we still are unsure it is a… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on September 16, 2008 at 6:41pm — 2 Comments

"Storm of the Century?" -An Interesting Use of Ning

Gustav is one ugly storm. It is a category 4 storm that only lost wind speed by 10mph as it passed over land in Cuba today. Even uglier is the path it is taking. Gustav is taking a steady NW aim toward Louisiana, and perhaps, New Orleans.

Outspoken mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin, this… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on August 30, 2008 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Google's AdSense NonSense

If you are like me, you have probably largely ignored the column of five or so ads here to the right of our network pages. However, I have to come clean; I clicked one today.

Today, an ad appeared to the right of our main page that read:

Decor Grade Coral

Finest Selection, Assorted

Colors, Coral & Shell

Specimens 5" -… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on June 20, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments


The rubric (scoring guide) for the blogging project is finally ready to go.

I know it is a day or so later than I had anticipated, but I wanted it to be really good. This final product is a mash-up of ideas I gleaned from guides I have used in the past combined with about five or six sources I recently found on the web. Until today, I hadn't nailed down exactly how I wanted this one to look.

I really do hope you see this scoring guide as not only a tool to assign points to… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on June 7, 2008 at 12:32pm — No Comments







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Feb 6, 2014
Rylee Hanlan posted a blog post

Island Time

Living on Island TimeThe first couple of days were spent waiting on this and on that and it truly felt like a year had gone by.  The first day was spent waking up early and driving to KCI airport where after about an hour or so of waiting we finally got on the plane that took us to Florida.  I sat in the very back of the plane with Zach and McCabe and I learned a valuable lesson from Zach when you get your free drinks on the airplane "always ask for the can".  The next morning we split into…See More
Oct 23, 2013
McCabe Davis posted a blog post

A New Experience

I woke up early and went to meet everyone at the library. Once we got our passports and tickets we all headed to the airport. We took a flight to Ft. Lauderdale.  Once there we all we out to eat and I had a Mahi-Mahi sandwich and tried some oyster, steamed clam, and calamari.  I think out of those 3 I will only have the calamari again.  Then we got our rooms and got the information for the plane trip to Andros.  We had the rest of the night to ourselves and I went swimming and hung out in some…See More
May 21, 2013
Bobbi thompson posted a blog post

Loving the Bahamas!

I have known that I wanted to this program for a long time now. My brother did it back in 2003. I saw how much fun he was having learning the fish and then going out on the sail boats and seeing them in person. I saw what he brought back from the trip and it all sounded like so much fun i just had to try and go. So here I am! I took the class and went on the trip.Day 1 I couldn't sleep, I had to be up at 4:30 in the morning so we could meet at the library and and be at the air port around 6:20…See More
May 10, 2013
Lindsay Doolan posted a blog post

Time of my life!

Plane ride to Andros     My group got here 2nd and right once we got to Forefar we ate lunch and then got in the water.  I was ready to get right in and I saw so many fish.  Shelby Mills and I went snorkeling together.  The first fish we saw was a Beaugregory Juvenile.   Then we saw a sea slug.  It had orange and blue stripes going down its back.  Then we also saw an adult Beaugregory.  The next fish was a cocoa Damselfish.  This fish has a blue color on top ends and a dark spot on the upper…See More
May 6, 2013
MacKinzie Lillian Conard posted a blog post

Aye, Mon! (a.k.a. My Bahamian Experience/Greatest Week of 2013)

Where do I even begin? Or better rephrased, how do I start telling the tale of the most intriguing adventure I've ever gone on in my short 17 years of life? The most obvious answer would be to start with Day 1, which is only logical, but once you've started reading my account, I think you'll understand why I didn't know where to begin. Day 1- Friday, March 21st, Saint Joseph to Ft. Lauderdale Boy, I definitely wished I was a morning person that day. We met at a parking lot at East Hill's mall…See More
May 6, 2013
Shelby Glenn posted a blog post

The Bahamian Experience

Everything about the Bahamas was pretty much perfect. The weather, the people, the lifestyle, the water, the air, the night sky, and the people. Did I say people twice? Heck yes I did because the people truly were some of the coolest people ever.They were some of the most down to earth and friendly people I have ever met. There was even a statue of a pair of hands shaking to really reinforce the fact that they were very friendly people.The first day that we spent on the island I played some…See More
Apr 30, 2013
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Apr 15, 2013
Shelby Mills posted a discussion

Under the Sun-2013

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013Yesterday we arrived at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to begin our adventure miles from home. Around 12:30 PM, 7 of us loaded a small plane with a pilot named Eddie (I got to be co-pilot!) and we set flight over the ocean. The ocean is simply breathtaking and magnificent. Looking the 5,000 feet down to the shades of blue wasn't full of much to look at but I couldn't take my eyes off of it. I was looking for something to strike my eye, to jump out of the water...SOMETHING!…See More
Apr 15, 2013
Rylee Hanlan replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Outer Strands
"Although this chapter wasn't my favorite that I've read so far, I did learn some new and interesting things.. Like what Christmas tree worms are! And just how important sea grass is to the ocean. The reflection strategy that I used for…"
Mar 18, 2013
Jaycen LeeAnn Wilson replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Outer Strands
"I made my key note about how everything is part of one. It's kind of like the lion king to me. Everything has to do with something. Or it's some disney movie like that. I loved this chapter, I think it was my favorite so far. I love how he…"
Mar 18, 2013
MacKinzie Lillian Conard replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Outer Strands
"This book never fails to amaze me! I have always thought of a coral reef as being its own "island" because it is so diverse and strong by itself. However, Davidson very quickly points out that coral reefs are a small strand in a large…"
Mar 18, 2013
Rylee Hanlan replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Outer Strands
"I thought the same thing when I was reading, and came across the term " Christmas tree worms" I google imaged it and thought they were pretty neat as well!"
Mar 18, 2013
Shelby Mills replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Outer Strands
"Yet again, the seas continue to amaze me in their ability to support each other even when they get no appreciation. One thing in particular that I thought was simply spectacular about this chapter were the Thalassia and their development of mature…"
Mar 18, 2013
Lindsay Doolan replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Outer Strands
"Everything you write about in these discussion's are so creative and I really enjoy reading them. They are usually the first thing I read because it opens my mind about what I want to base mine off of. Great job! Also your Sci-poe last time was…"
Mar 17, 2013
Lindsay Doolan replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Outer Strands
"Okay, mine might seem boring because it is only talking about one thing. The Thalassia Testudinum a sea grass, but i found this story or part of this chapter really interesting. I thought it was beautiful how the 'parent' "bathes the…"
Mar 17, 2013
McCabe Davis replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Rise of Corals & The Heart of Lightness
"I think Shelby did a great job on his sypo. It explains how important the tropics are and how much the sun affects the life of diversity there."
Mar 17, 2013
McCabe Davis replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Outer Strands
"Mangroves, sea grass, and coral reefs. I never would have thought that these things would be interconnected so deeply. A braid within a braid. This chapter talks about how these three components are all connected and what roles they play. The only…"
Mar 17, 2013
Madison Steilen replied to Sean Nash's discussion The Outer Strands
Mar 17, 2013
Megan Makena Zimbelman commented on Kelly Drinnen's photo

Coral Patchwork

"I truly enjoy the intricacy of this shot.   I love how when one looks closely many colors can be found within this single image.  One of my all time favorite quotes is "Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint you…"
Mar 17, 2013


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