Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director Marine Resources Council (MRC) and Tom Saam, Member of Board of Directors of MRC and water quality tester, on the current conditions in the Indian River Lagoon Estuary.
The Indian River Lagoon provides livelihood and recreation for thousands along the East Coast of Florida. Recent die offs of marine mammals have caused concern for experts and identifying the issues affecting the Lagoon have proven to be difficult. As with any ecosystem with a multitude of interactions between the species, the cause and effect are complex and interconnected.
As part of a graduate level communication course, Writing about Science, a Florida Tech class participated in a national news media project on how space flight affects the human body. The students conducted an interview with Astronaut Christopher Cassidy while he was in orbit on the International Space Station. In this podcast, find out what they learned about avoiding stress and exercising in space, plus other in-space health issues. Twitter updates, and photos of the experience here: #SpaceHealth
When students pack up and leave for summer, college campuses may seem desolate, but at Florida Tech, the students are quickly replaced by young campers. One camp in particular is the Marine and Environmental Science Camp which specializes in teaching oceanography, ocean engineering, environmental science, marine science, and meteorology through hands-on activities.