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School Outreach

5th Grade: The Frog Scientist

The 5th grade school outreach is based on The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner.  The book chronicles the life of research biologist and South Carolina native Dr. Tyrone Hayes.  Dr. Hayes' research focuses on the impact of pesticides on the development of frog species. 

Participating 5th graders will receive copies of The Frog Scientist and be introduced to topics in environmental science and the formal research process.   

The Frog Scientist

6th Grade: Tracking Trash

The 6th grade school outreach centers on Tracking Trash by Loree Griffin Burns. The book follows the life and research of oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer. Dr. Ebbesmeyer's research focuses on the movement of flotsam, jetsam and litter in the world's ocean systems.

Participating 6th graders will receive copies of Tracking Trash and study ocean motion and the impacts of litter (plastic) on marine and terrestrial environments.

Tracking Trash