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In this video, Jim Cox describes a sampling method for estimating the density of dead trees in a forest ecosystem.
Agriculture takes teamwork! Watch now to learn more about how plants, bacteria, and viruses interact.
Learn about wetlands and how they meet the needs of various inhabitants. Learn more about how to learn more at Remote Footprints.
Invasive lionfish are taking a bite out of the ecosystem of Biscayne Bay. Biologists are looking for new ways to remove them, including encouraging recreational divers to bite back!
Learn how the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution experts track oil-soaked sand patties on the Gulf Coast to monitor possible negative environmental impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Don't cry over spilled oil. Take action instead! Learn how students can help scientists who are studying what happens to spilled oil and over time how it affects the environment.
Don't get stuck in a loop on ocean currents. Let this oceanography student explain.
Too many ideas about ocean currents swirling around in your head? Get into the flow of things with this video.
Dr. Jeff Holmes from the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology discusses the Encyclopedia of Life as a teaching resource for concepts regarding food webs.
This video was created in collaboration with the Okaloosa County SCIENCE Partnership including the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University.
COAPS oceanographer Dmitry Dukhovskoy describes the process used to mathematically model eddy shedding in the Gulf of Mexico.
Watch as this scientist shines a light on a type of pollution that affects sea turtles.
Dr. Bill McShea from the Smithsonian Institution discusses how he works to ameliorate negative human impacts on the enviroment to maintain healthy biodiversity.
This video was created in collaboration with the Okaloosa County SCIENCE Partnership, including the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University.
Dr. Bill McShea from the Smithsonian Institution discusses population characteristics related to large animal species.
Do you think you know oil there is to know about human impact on the environment? Let this biologist explain.
Lionfish and other species are roaring past our native populations. Learn more.
Scientists can be superheroes when it comes to saving rivers! Watch this video to find out more.
This biologist will brighten your day with a discussion on colorful (or not) ways that marine organisms have adapted to ocean lighting.
Sink into science as a biologist floats a few thoughts about physiological adaptations marine animals use to stay at the right depth.
This marine biologist discusses her use of graphical representations to help determine the most cost-effective management strategies for sea turtle conservation.
An oil scientist explains how crude oil is formed and how it behaves in the environment.
Statistical analysis played an essential role in using microgravity sensors to determine location of caves in Wakulla County.
The tide is high! How can we statistically prove there is a relationship between the tides on the Gulf Coast and in a fresh water spring 20 miles from each other?
Dr. Tom Miller explains the major roles in food web communities and describes a model system for exploring energy transfer between organisms.
Charles Carpenter gives an overview of what it is like to own an electric car.
Jeff Dutrow discusses how the interactions of spheres impacts fish behaviors including tides, currents, and seasons.
Technology and web design can help students communicate information about an endangered species.
Take a hike! This teacher presents an idea for students to learn about nature by collecting and categorizing specimens.
Roads are a great resource for humans, but what do they mean for fragile ecosystems? Find out in this video.
Humans impact the environment in a number of ways. Learn more about how we interact with nature!
Pick up the pace and learn how snails fit into the Florida food web!
Learn all the information about coral and corral that knowledge!
This teaching activity rocks! Learn about aquatic ecosystems and hands-on learning!
What lurks beneath the water's surface? Lots of creatures, big and small! Learn how mangroves grow in an unusual environment and support many other organisms both in and out of the water.
Listen in as this teacher explains how students can do their own research to can help them understand invasive species and the dangers they pose to an ecosystem.
It's all connected. Check out this food web lesson idea.
Wade into science with students by cleaning up model oil spills!
Sometimes science means going outside. Get going!
Alicia Brown describes the role of sea grass beds in the environment.
Coleman Mackie discusses longleaf pine forests as renewable resources.
Coleman Mackie discusses the process of how he salvages pre-cut timbers from the bottom of river beds, the importance of ring density, buoyancy and the uses of the recovered logs.
Dr. Nico Wienders from the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University discusses factors related to currents and energy transfer in the ocean.
Glass artist Russel Scaturro explains how fine control of gas flow aids efforts to minimize his carbon footprint toward a larger goal of environmentally-conscious fabrication methodology.
Dr. Andrea Larsen describes interactions between bacteria and fish that allow both to thrive.
Dr. Andrea Larsen explains how fish microbiota are connected to fish health for aquaculture applications.
Dr. Mahmood Shivji explains how rapid genetic testing of shark tissue samples is used to address societal pressures on marine environments.
Dr. Erinn Muller explains how coral health research at Mote Marine Laboratory is driving policy decisions regarding coral reef restoration in Florida.
Dr. Melodie Naja of The Everglades Foundation describes research and modeling programs designed to better understand origins and localized levels of phosphorous pollution in the Everglades.
Dr. Melodie Naja describes the link between agricultural pollutants and the bioaccumulation of methylmercury in the fresh surface waters of the Everglades.
Dr. Erinn Muller describes limiting factors affecting coral health.
Watch as Dr. Stephen E. Davis, III explains how excess phosphorous pollution is impacting the Everglades.
Periphyton plays several vital roles in the Everglades. Watch now to find out more!
NOAA Scientist Doug Devries discusses the differences between fishery independent surveys and fishery independent surveys. Discussion includes trap sampling as well as camera sampling. Using graphs to show changes in population of red snapper.
NOAA Fishery management relies on histograms to show patterns and trends over time of fishery data.
Dean Grubbs explains how different types of trash, like plastics, ends up in the ocean and how they become a detriment to marine life.
Fish Ecologist, Dean Grubbs, discusses how using statistical sampling can help determine legal catch rates for fish that may be endangered.
Dean Grubbs of Florida State Universisty, discusses the impact bycatch has on ocean life.
Enric Cortes discuses shark population data collected and the use of data to influence policy decisions.
Sandra Brooke, from FSU Marine Lab, talks about undersea canyon ecosystems.
Ecologist, Rebecca Means, describes the process of determining remote locations in the USA and developing quantitative questions that are appropriate.
Patrick Milligan shares his research on invasive ant species in the Kenyan savannah.
Patrick Milligan discusses the relationship of organisms in the Kenyan savannah.
Patrick Milligan discusses the impetus for organisms to migrate in the Kenyan savannah.
Patrick Milligan discusses biotic and abiotic factors that affect populations of ants in the Kenyan savannah.
In this video, Molly Jameson explains how worm composting can work for the classroom.
In this video, Mark Tancig explains how decomposers are vital to the process of composting.
In this video, fire ecologist Monica Rother describes tree ring research and applications for land management.
In this video, fire ecologist Kevin Robertson explains the role of fire in the carbon cycle in fire-dependent ecosystems.
Want an unforgettable field trip led by a real scientist where your students get hands-on experience with collecting population data? Consider the "What Lives in the Wetland?" educational program from Remote Footprints.
Sometimes scientists conduct a census, too! Learn how population sampling can help monitor the progress of an ecological restoration project.
This teacher explains how a 3D-printed quadrat can be used with an M&M sampling lesson to engage students when they explore how to use data from a random sample to draw inferences about a population.
Dr. Bill McShea from the Smithsonian Institution discusses sampling and inference in the study of wildlife populations.
This ecologist from the Coastal Plains Institute discusses sampling techniques that are used to gather data to make statistical inferences about amphibian populations in the wetlands of the Apalachicola National Forest.
How do scientists collect information from the world? They sample it! Learn how scientists take samples of phytoplankton not only to monitor their populations, but also to make inferences about the rest of the ecosystem!
It's impossible to count every animal in a park, but with statistics and some engineering, biologists can come up with a good estimate.
Deep sea shark researcher, Chip Cotton, discusses the need for a Power Analysis to determine the critical sample size in order to make inferences on how oil spills affect shark populations.
Eugene Domack, a geological oceanographer, describes how sediment cores are collected and used to estimate rates of ice sheet movement in Antarctica. Video funded by NSF grant #: OCE-1502753.
Entrepreneur and meteorologist Mark Powell discusses the need for statistics in his mathematical modeling program to help better understand hurricanes.
Underwater sampling with cameras has made fishery management more accurate for NOAA scientists.
Hydrogeologist from Nestle Waters discusses the importance of statistical tests in monitoring sustainability and in maintaining consistent water quality in bottled water.
Patrick Milligan shares a teaching idea for collecting insect samples.
This education researcher uses measures of center and measures of variability for numerical data from random samples to draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
Ecologist Rebecca Means discusses the use of statistical sampling and comparative studies in field biology.
An archaeologist describes how an ancient weapons technology can be used to bring home dinner or generate data for a math lesson.
Graphic designer and artist, Drexston Redway infuses statistics into his artwork to show population distribution and overlap of poverty and ethnicity in Tallahassee, FL.
Jens Foell discusses how statistical noise reduction is used in fMRI brain imaging to be able to determine which specifics parts of the brain are related to certain activities and how this relates to patients that suffer from phantom limb pain.
Florida State researcher Jens Foell discusses the use of fMRI and statistics in chronic pain.
Don't be a square! Learn about how even grids help archaeologists track provenience!
Find out how math and technology can help you (try to) get away from civilization.
Viruses aren't alive but they still need to stay in shape! Learn more about the geometric forms of bacteriophages!
Food is fuel, especially important when your body is powering a boat across the ocean.
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Calorie-dense foods can power the human body across the ocean? Feel the burn.
What do you do if you don't have room for all your gear on a solo ocean trek? You're gonna need a bigger boat...or pack smarter with math.
If you want to take things to space, you have to have a place to put them. Just make sure they fit before you send them up.
Go behind the scenes and learn about science museum exhibits, design constraints, and engineering workflow! Produced with funding from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
A surveyor describes the the surveying profession and the mathematical background needed to be successful.
Complex 3D shapes are often created using simple 3D primitives! Tune in and shape up as you learn about this application of geometry!
Dr. David McNutt explains how a simple do-it-yourself quadrat and a transect can be used for ecological sampling to estimate population density in a given area.
To understand atmospheric and oceanic currents, one needs a well-rounded understanding of geometry and the shape of the Earth.
Let this teacher transfer some ideas about teaching wave and material properties to you. Then pass it on to someone else.
Mathematics plays a role in what we perceive as beautiful! Learn more about it while you learn about bird photography! Produced with funding from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
A discussion of the applications of Knot Theory, replication of DNA, enzymes, and fluid dynamics.
A bio-mathematician discusses the folds and the structure of the brain and how they relate to math.
Did you know that altering computer code can increase 3D printing efficiency? Check it out!
See and see far into the future of arts and manufacturing as a technician explains computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining bit by bit.
Ken Blackburn, an aerospace engineer for the United States Air Force, describes the relationship between wing shape and flight performance.
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