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NOAA Outreach and Education on Protected Species (NOEPS)

The Protected Species Branch at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA developed a program to create core educational materials relating to key marine mammals and protected species topics and our research done at NEFSC. Visit the NOEPS website to learn more, and look below for recent outings and photos.

Riverview School, Sandwich MA: April 27, 2017

On April 27, 2017 Leah Crowe and Heather Heenehan visited the Junior class at Riverview School for Bioacoustics Part 2, their fourth session with the students. In this photo, Heather is teaching the students about echolocation by asking them to cover their eyes while continually saying "fish" in a loud voice. Heather would raise the fish cutout in front of their faces. Because of how the sound changed when it bounced off the cutout, they could tell when the fish was in front of them. In the background is another part of the week's lesson, visualizing sound with a real-time spectrogram of the sound in the room from an app called Spectrumview.

North Falmouth MA: March 22, 2017

On March 22, Grace Simpkins visited North Falmouth Elementary School second grades with our NOEPS "food webs" lesson. Students had fun eating like a baleen whale using their baleen (hair pick) to strain all the zooplanton (seeds) out of their mini "ocean." They also delighted in being toothed whales and using the dolphin or orca grabbers to eat the fish and other animals out of their "ocean." As one student said, "It's important for us to know what the whales are eating to keep them healthy."
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