BLUE Ocean Education and Schools

canturbury schools
The week was filled with many exciting events for the entire school community!
  • MONDAY: Students in grades 9-12 hosted journalist and author of 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, David Helvarg.  
  • TUESDAY: Students in PK3 – Grade 4 celebrated with a very special guest speaker, Michael Fishbach, and his wife Ms. Heather Watrous, co-founders of the Whale Conservancy. Mr. Fischbach has given a TED talk and has spoken to students of all ages about his conservation efforts with whales. Students also participated in marine mammal-themed art stations with Lower School Art Teacher Mrs. Moorefield, learned about humpback whales at reading stations in the library with Mrs. Garrison, and did a hands-on science station with Ms. Watrous. They also viewed award-winning kids BLUE ocean films in the makerspace.
  • WEDNESDAY: Upper school students worked with scientists from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration with the Message in a Buoy / Adopt a Drifter Program The Florida Institute of Oceanography R/V Weatherbird II, a 115-foot, 194-ton vessel. Students will be tracking an ocean drifter with GPS tracker for up to a year to help scientists study ocean circulation and sea surface temperature changes.
  • THURSDAY: Since BLUE is dedicated to PROMOTING, HONORING, and SHARING great ocean films, middle and upper school students celebrated the opening of the film festival by attending a film block with question and answer session with filmmakers at the Palladium. The students loved the opportunity to see these award winning films!
  • SATURDAY: We had over 20 students and parents help with the Blue Ocean coastal cleanup.  We recovered more than 25 bags of trash from the coastal area of Clam Bayou!
VR Activities at BLUE

VR Workshops

Students enjoyed a hands-on look at VR technologies in our VR workshops.  

Hands On Science

Students with scientists from the NOAA with the Message in a Buoy / Adopt a Drifter Program

Beach Clean Up

We had over 20 students and parents help with the Blue Ocean coastal cleanup