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Images: New WHOI Class Helps Students Communicate with Public

Tinted glasses and a darkened classroom helped fourth-graders experience how bright red fish exploit colors and lack of light to avoid predators in the ocean depths. The students are in Karen Dawson?s class at Mullen-Hall Elementary School in Falmouth, Mass. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Regina Campbell-Malone (left) and Benjamin Walther lead a lesson on the color spectrum. Both are graduate students in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program taking a course this spring called "Communicating Ocean Sciences." (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

The course also included classroom discussion at WHOI with instructor and biologist Lauren Mullineaux (left). She said that young scientists seem more interested than scientists of her generation in making their research understandable to non-scientific audiences. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)