GoMRI Education Resources -

This site houses a collection of the wide variety of education and education-related materials being developed through funding from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

Sections:

  • Materials: Lesson Plans and Activities for the Classroom
  • Science: Research Stories and Article Highlights
  • People: Stories about Scientists, Teachers, Students, and Others
  • Projects: Links to GoMRI-funded Projects with Education and Outreach Efforts
  • Links: Oil Spill and General Reference Links

Recent Additions to the Site:


Lesson PlansMaterials The Gulf of Mexico multidisciplinary curriculum — Deep Sea to Coast Connectivity Curriculum

Deep Sea to Coast Connectivity: Utilizing scientific research to help students make connections between the theoretical nature of science and real world applications, was developed around the five main research areas of the Deep-C Consortium: geomorphology, geochemistry, ecology, physical oceanography, and modeling. Each module includes five cumulative lessons, background information on the topic, relevant supplementary Read More

Citizen SciencePeopleResearch StoriesTeachers and Students Teachers Participate in ECOGIG Research Expedition 4896

Two Georgia middle school teachers recently joined a consortium research cruise through the AMP-IT-UP (Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated to Unlock Potential) program, a multi-year grant focused on cultivating the next generation of STEM innovators.  Learn more about the program and the educators’ experiences here.

GoMRI ScienceGoMRI ScientistsPeopleResearch Stories DEEPEND Highlighted on Oregon Coast Aquarium Oceanscape Network 4892

The deep is by far the largest affected habitat from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Join diverse scientists as they continue their long-term investigation on impacts of this environmental disaster on the deep-sea from December 4 to 8, 2017. Creep Into the DEEPEND is a WhaleTimes, Inc. Virtual Research Mission, in cooperation with the Read More

GoMRI StudentsOutreachPeopleVideo and Podcasts CRGC GoMRI Student Webinar Explores the Graduate School Process 4888

Consortium graduate students Jacqueline Fiore and Vanessa Parks recently discussed their graduate school experiences and working on a transdisciplinary research team in a recent webinar for the Student Spotlight Series. Watch the webinar here.

GoMRI ScientistsPublication Highlights Study Finds Clay Nanotubes Yield More Efficient Oil-Water Emulsions than Spherical Particles Addition (spray) of natural clay nantubes (a) to oil spill spot coverts to tiny microdroplet coated with the nanoclay (b-c) which are stable in water (d). These microdroplets can be easier biodgraded. Image provided by Yuri Lvov.

  Researchers assessed various structures of clay nanotubes or halloysites, which are being studied for their potential in oil spill emulsification. They tested the nanotubes to identify which structures generated the most stable emulsions and smallest oil droplets and if catalytic reactions improved at the oil-water interface. The team found that nanotubes between .4 and Read More