the Channel Islands ecosystem, from the island fox to more complex issues like ocean acidification.
speaking and communication skills, it been really big, he said. seen shy, withdrawn kids overcome it and go on to become great, engaged students. of his sixth grade students loved it so much last year, they returned to the program this year as mentors to the younger Argonauts.
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As 9 year old Liliana Lara prepared to give a presentation to more than 90 people, she was feeling a bit nervous. But the butterflies in her stomach were nothing compared to her concerns for the bald eagle.
Isabel Garc and Paola Villegas, both seventh graders at Charles Blackstock Junior High in Port Hueneme, say they are now thinking about becoming marine biologists.
get to apply science and see how interesting it is, said Rocio Lozano Knowlton, the other program coordinator. go and see it live and it becomes way more real. also helps them become much more confident as students, said Jon Mortensen, a sixth grade teacher at Richard Bard Elementary School in Port Hueneme, who has coached 10 of his students through the program and the often dreaded poster presentations.
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really want everyone to know about ocean acidification, said Montalvo Elementary School fourth grader India Howeth on her project concerning the ocean decreasing pH levels. means at the end there could be no animals or people alive on the planet. It a big problem and I want people to start acting. Argonauts program is a partnership among Channel Islands National Park, the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the Ventura County Office of Education, funded through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. To apply, kids must submit an essay on a topic they researched from the Channel Islands. That essay formed the basis for their poster presentations.
start to hear them talk about the environment and say, 'We have to protect it, said Cliff Rodrigues, one of the program coordinators. all have a deep down thought that, hopefully, these are the kids that are going to be our future scientists. program is gaining popularity. Over the past five years, applications have increased to the point where only 50 percent of Lacoste Womens the applicants were admitted in 2011 because of available funding, Rodrigues said.
During the five month program, the Argonauts will also present their posters at an Earth Day event in Oxnard, participate in a cleanup on Ormond Beach, and take a trip to Anacapa Island.
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an Argonaut, one of 27 Ventura County students, grades three through eight, selected for a field learning program that uses the Channel Islands as a live backdrop for getting kids interested in science and the environment.
amazing. It a beautiful bird, said the fourth grader from Montalvo Elementary School in Ventura. want people to start noticing how many poisons they release into the ocean and how it affecting not just the bald eagle but the ocean. is Polo T Shirts Buy Online In India
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