Announcements for Friday April 11, 2014

Scheduled Events:

9:00 – Departure – Homeward bound!

A Special Thank-You to:

  • the 57 marine biology and 2 IB art students for your hard work, positive attitudes, and great cooperation throughout the week.  You have represented yourselves, your families, your community, and your school quite well. 
  • the 28 adults who accompanied us on this trip for your hard work in teaching the students, accompanying the students on excursions, supporting the students in their work, driving the SPV’s, planning the menu for the week, cooking meals and cleaning up after them, maintaining the website, supervising, integrating art with science, doing construction at the GC building, providing medical care, taking pictures, helping athletes with their conditioning, and providing us with all kinds of support.
  • the 15 high school, middle school, and elementary-aged children on this trip for your excitement, enthusiasm, and cooperation.
  • Goshen College and the GC professors for allowing us to use the facility and for sharing your experience with us.

General Announcements:

  1. All rooms need to be cleaned.  Trash should be taken out to the dumpsters/ trashcans.
  2. We would appreciate lots of help in loading the bus.
  3. Students:  When you are completely moved out of your room, give your room keys to Tonya or Evan Bontrager.  They will do a room check before turning in your keys. 
  4. Adults should take their room keys to the office when they are finished in the room.

Keeping Pace with Your Work:

  • All work must be turned in by the time you board the bus.  Have your workbook ready to turn in!

Announcements for Thursday April 10, 2014

Scheduled Events for Today:

9:00 –Water Quality Seminar – to finish water quality tests (all students must attend)

9:40 – 2nd-year students’ excursion to the Wastewater Treatment Plant – meet at GC right after water quality seminar

4:00 – Project Presentations (all students must attend)

5:00 – Clean-up GC Building (all students must help)

General Announcements:

  1. Spend time today cleaning up your room.  We will do room checks before departure tomorrow.
  2. If you have water quality test kits at the motel, they must go with you to the morning seminar.
  3. All GHS snorkel gear needs to be returned to the GC building by 4:00 today.  All students are responsible to get the right set of gear checked back in.
  4. All other materials that have been brought to the motel from the GC building must be returned there by 4:00 today.
  5. 2nd-year and IB students need to pack the materials that you brought with you for your projects back in the boxes.
  6. Extra adult help would be appreciated in getting the GC building cleaned.
  7. Books and art supplies in eating units need to be brought to room 156 right after dinner tonight.
  8. We need several adults to volunteer to do room checks tomorrow after the students clear out.
  9. Even though the noise ordinance doesn’t start until 10:00, please be conscious of your noise level at all times.  We are not the only ones at the motel, and we can’t act like we are.
  10. Curfew is the same time tonight as every night.
  11. Departure tomorrow morning is at 9:00 a.m.

Keeping Pace with Your Work:

Today is the day to FINISH your work.

  1. Check the board outside of 110 and the GC building for today’s list.
  2. Five habitat profiles – GMF, Mangroves, Human-made, Coral reef, Rocky Coast
  3. Six seminar worksheets should be completed – Porifera, Cnidaria, Molluska, Annelida, Echinodermata, Arthropoda
  4. All Ecological profiles completed (in addition to the one completed in Goshen)
  5. All algae classifications
  6. All water quality work
  7. All independent labs (IB and 2nd-year students)
  8. Group project must be completed by 4:00.

All work is due by departure tomorrow.

Eating Group Projects:

  1. Each group needs to have a presentation board ready by 4:00 today. 
  2. The presentation boards are at the GC facility.  You may work on them there or take them to the motel to work on.
  3. There are art supplies at the GC facility.  Those should stay at the GC facility.
  4. We have also placed art supplies in each eating unit.  Those should stay at the motel.
  5. There are resource books available at the GC facility.  These need to stay at the GC facility.
  6. We have also placed resource books in each eating unit.  These should be used in the eating unit. 
  7. There are computers available for your use at the GC facility.  Those need to stay there.  The username is marinebio and the password is Student1!
  8. There is a printer at the GC facility.  You may print things for your group projects.  Students doing independent labs should also print a final copy of their lab.
  9. All group projects and IA lab projects must be uploaded to Turnitin.com using Moodle.
  10. The second and IB students will stay at the presentation board and present it to first-year students.
  11. First-year students will take notes on each of the other boards.  Bring your workbooks to the presentations.
  12. Each eating group must submit a hard copy of your paper.
  13. All specimens used in these projects must be returned to their natural habitats.
  14. All materials used in these projects must be cleaned up and packed up.

Chaperone reminders:

  • WQI seminar:  Steury & Gotwals
  • Photographers:  need at least one today
  • Evening tutoring at GC:  Hannah
  • Night duty:  Weaver’s, Harl, Hannah’s

UPDATE – Announcements for Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – PART TWO

General Announcements:

  1. The group project presentations will be tomorrow afternoon at 4:00.  Your project needs to be complete at this time.
  2. The presentation boards are at the GC facility.  You may work on them there or take them to the motel to work on.
  3. There are art supplies at the GC facility.  Those should stay at the GC facility.
  4. We have also placed art supplies in each eating unit.  Those should stay at the motel.
  5. There are resource books available at the GC facility.  These need to stay at the GC facility.
  6. We have also placed resource books in each eating unit.  These should be used in the eating unit. 
  7. There are computers available for your use at the GC facility.  Those need to stay there.  The username is marinebio and the password is Student1!
  8. There is a printer at the GC facility.  You may print things for your group projects.  Students doing independent labs should also print a final copy of their lab.
  9. All group projects and IA lab projects must be uploaded to Turnitin.com using Moodle.
  10. Students need to be fully engaged in the group project when the group is meeting to work on the project.  Students should not be trying to complete individual work during this time.
  11. We will continue to monitor weather conditions this afternoon and will take groups to collect data as the weather allows.
  12. Students should consider beginning the process of cleaning rooms and packing for the trip home.

Announcements for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Marine Biology 2014

THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE THE MOST ACCURATE IN TERMS OF TIMES – BE SURE TO READ THEM!

 

Scheduled Events for Today:

9:00 a.m. – Arthropoda Seminar (all first-year and IB students must attend)

9:30 a.m. – Excursion to Turtle Hospital (all second-year students must attend) – meet at the SPV

10:00 a.m. (Immediately following the Arthropoda seminar) – meeting with all IB students at the GC facility – have your workbook and all of your work on your final project with you

               

Excursion Announcements:

  • Eating groups should schedule excursions as needed for your group projects.  See Mr. or Mrs. Weaver if you need transportation.

 

General Announcements:

  1. Students are reminded that all work is due by the time we leave on Friday morning.
  2. If you want your bedding changed, you need to make sure that you don’t leave anything on the bed.  The hotel staff will not move your personal belongings.
  3. Austin Stieglitz cannot find his workbook.  If you see it, please return it to him/
  4. When working at the GC facility, please be sure to clean up after yourself.

 

Keeping Pace with Your Work – First-Year Students:

  1. Check the board outside of 110 and the GC building for today’s list.
  2. Five habitat profiles – GMF, Mangroves, Human-made, Coral reef, Rocky Coast
  3. Six seminar worksheets should be completed – Porifera, Cnidaria, Molluska, Annelida, Echinodermata, Arthropoda
  4. Five Ecological profiles completed (in addition to the one completed in Goshen)
  5. All algae classifications
  6. All water quality work (except for BOD & WQI)
  7. Group project should be well underway.

 

 

Keeping Pace with Your Work – IB Students:

  1. Check the board outside of 110 and the GC building for today’s list.
  2. Six seminar worksheets should be completed – Porifera, Cnidaria, Molluska, Annelida, Echinodermata, Arthropoda
  3. All Ecological profiles completed
  4. All water quality work (except for BOD & WQI)
  5. All of your data for your IA lab should be completed.  You should be working on the analysis of this data.
  6. Group project should be well underway.

 

Keeping Pace with Your Work – Second-Year Students:

  1. Your algae work should be complete.
  2. All of your data for your final project should be completed.  You should be working on the analysis of this data.  
  3. Your group projects should be well underway.
  4. You should complete an excursion journal for the Dry Tortugas and the Turtle Hospital.
  5. You should be working on collecting scavenger hunt items.

 

Chaperone reminders:

  • Arthropoda seminar:  Wolf
  • Photographers:  need at least one today
  • Evening tutoring at GC:  Ca. Weaver
  • Night duty:  Martinez, Mast, Patrick

Announcements for Tues April 8

THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE THE MOST ACCURATE IN TERMS OF TIMES – BE SURE TO READ THEM!

 

Scheduled Events for Today:

9:30 – Trip to John Pennekamp State Park

2:30 – Beach time at JPSP

5:00 – Supper at Island Grill Restaurant

 

John Pennekamp Excursion:

  1. All first-year students will be on this excursion.
  2. Pack a sack lunch at breakfast.
  3. We will leave by 9:30 a.m.  Board the bus prior to this departure time.
  4. We will arrive at JPSP by 11:00 a.m. and eat lunch before boarding the boat.
  5. The boat leaves for the coral reef at 12:00.
  6. If you are prone to motion sickness, take Dramamine.
  7. After the boat returns, there will be time on the beach.
  8. We will go directly from JPSP to the restaurant, so take whatever you need to get cleaned up.  There are showers at JPSP, but probably not enough to accommodate everyone in a group this size.
  9. There is a snack shop and gift shop at JPSP if you still want souvenirs. 

 

General Announcements:

  1. Students are reminded that all work is due by the time we leave on Friday morning.
  2. When working at the GC facility, please be sure to clean up after yourself.
  3. Supper is at the Island Grill in Key Largo. 

 

Keeping Pace with Your Work:

  1. Check the board outside of 110 and the GC building for today’s list.
  2. Five habitat profiles – GMF, Mangroves, Human-made, Coral reef, Rocky Coast
  3. Five seminar worksheets should be completed – Porifera, Cnidaria, Molluska, Annelida, Echinodermata
  4. 4-5 Ecological profiles completed (in addition to the one completed in Goshen)
  5. All algae classifications
  6. All water quality work (except for BOD & WQI)
  7. Group project should be well underway.
  8. IB students and 2nd-year students – you should have most of your data collected for your final projects.

 

Chaperone reminders:

  • John Pennekamp leaders:  Weaver’s, Harl, Wolf, Gotwals
  • Dry Tortugas leaders:  Kauffman, Brubaker
  • Photographers:  Martinez
  • Evening tutoring at GC:  Wolf

Night duty:  Wolf, Uhey, Litwiller

Photos from Monday April 7, 2014

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