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USGS Participates in Great American Teach-In

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s St. Petersburg Science Center (CCWS) in St. Petersburg, FL, participated in Pinellas County's Great American Teach-In on November 20 for the third year in a row. Parents, business partners, and community members were invited to visit local schools on this day and share information about their jobs, hobbies, and other experiences. The event is highly promoted in Pinellas County, FL, and the USGS generally has numerous requests from teachers for classroom visits.

Dennis Krohn visited McMullen Booth Elementary School and spoke to three classes about hurricanes and making volcano models. Jim Flocks visited Meadowlawn Elementary School and talked to five classes about rocks and minerals. Volunteer Kathy Krohn demonstrated Ellen Raabe's "Marshes as Sponges" exhibit at McMullen Booth school. This exhibit, popular at CCWS' recent open house (see article "Fourth Annual Open House in St. Petersburg, FL, Sets New Records," this issue), presents new material that teachers can readily incorporate into their curriculum.

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Adriatic Sea Sediment-Transport Cruise

Bear Lake Sea-Floor Mapping

Assateague Island Vegetation Mapping

Field-Testing New Portable Drilling System

Research Diamondback Terrapin

Outreach Transoceanic Dust Impacts

Woods Hole Field Center Open House

St. Petersburg Field Center Open House

Great American Teach-In

Fourth-Graders Tour St. Petersburg Field Center

Girl Scouts 90th Anniversary


Meetings Effects of Fishing Activities on Benthic Habitats

Planning Gas-Hydrates Research

Science and Politics in Ecosystem Decisions

Sea-Floor Mapping Techniques

Staff & Center News GHASTLI Lab Visitors

Science Museum Board

Two New Scientists

Louisiana Coastal-Restoration Advisory Board

Air Medical Transport Center Tour

MRIB Programmer

New Webmistress

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