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Deb Swackhamer’s Water Resources Center legacy comes from talent, dedication…and what she calls “luck”
Although she’s stepped down from the co-directorship of the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center (WRC), don’t expect Deb Swackhamer to fade away. She remains a University professor of science technology and environmental policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, a professor of environmental health sciences with the School of Public Health and leaves a legacy of water protection literally, on the books. Read full article>> Swackhamer grew up in Whitehouse Station New Jersey, in an educated household in which there were “no boring discussions."
Teacher at Sea sonar mapping voyage sends environmental educator John Bilotta to the bottom of the ocean and into experiential learning
When John Bilotta set sail aboard the Nancy Foster on June 17 as part of NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Teacher at Sea project he was eager to apply his teaching mantra of “see, touch and smell” to his own education. “I spend so much time talking and teaching about the oceans that I was just excited to apply that philosophy to my own learning.”
Bilotta was one of 18 environmental teachers selected in a nation-wide search by NOAA to participate in the sonar mapping of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the South Atlantic Ocean. Read full article>>
The remote operating vehicle pictured here with
Bilotta is equipped with a full spectrum camera,
a digital camera, and lasers which allow scientists
to measure objects on the ocean floor.