On September 19th 2013, MSI hosted our 4th Annual Teacher Event, “From Ship to Shore, All you need to know and more!” It was a big success. The majority of teachers who attended were new to MSI and learned not only about what we have to offer their students, but also all about plankton.
The evening started with great food from Pamplemousse in Redwood City and wine. The MSI aquarium was open for teachers to fill out a fun scavenger hunt cards and touch live marine animals. The evening moved into the classroom where teachers were able to create water-buoyant plankton (using common craft supplies) and take some curriculum back to school.
Along the dock we used a plankton net to collect a sample of common organisms from the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Teachers were delighted to see their living plankton under a microscope and learn from our experienced Marine Educators. MSI staff members helped teachers learn about grants and programs in the Marine Science Center, and we had several sign up for programs that night. The evening ended with a raffle for prizes from Rouge: the Salon on Main and Little India, as well as art, classroom items and free MSI programs. Thank you teachers for attending! Please spread the word about MSI to others!