Molecular Environmental Science

Molecule Hunters


Under the Waves: WHOI Science in Local Waters

June 2015

Winn Johnson, Cara Fiore, and Yina Liu joined with other members of the WHOI community to present water-related activities designed for all ages. The Kujawinski laboratory activities introduced people to different chemicals found in seawater. By allowing people to literally get their hands wet, we share our enthusiasm for marine chemistry.

NYC SUBMERGE! Marine Science Festival

October 2014

Two participants in the DeepDOM cruise (Harriet Alexander and Colleen Durkin) joined with other WHOI graduate students to present activities centered around the 2013 DeepDOM cruise  ( led by Kujawinski. Specifically, they developed an activity involving models of different types of sinking particles, examples of particles collected on the 2013 DeepDOM cruise, DeepDOM fieldwork photos, dress up like the oceanographers in those photos, and a sediment trap that was used on DeepDOM. Over the duration of the festival, they had at least 4500 visitors who were from every borough of New York City. Approximately half of the participants were between the ages of 31-65 and about a third were 10 and younger. The activities were all hands-on activities designed to appeal to range of ages and backgrounds.

Last updated: November 21, 2016