Congratulations to the prize winners in the recent “If I were a Marine Biologist I would...” competition run by the Department of Environmental Sciences in conjunction with The Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster (C3):
Gaby Krucler, Kel Gibbons and Nick O’Toole in Year 11 at Gosford High School
William Peters in Year 10 at Peters-Newnam Home School
The marine environment around La Perouse is a special place that needs to be cared for and protected. Individuals can make a difference.
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Luke Mogford in Year 9 St Pauls AGS, Warragul
The competition was open to students in years 9-12 who were asked to respond to the question “If I were a Marine Biologist I would ...” with a short video , slide show or blog entries.
The competition was run as part of a pilot scheme to engage with senior high school students who enjoy science and incorporated the hosting of UTS Science’s first Facebook page UTS Marine Biology for Schools (opens an external site).
A series of Factsheets on relevant senior science marine biology topics were developed by DES and C3 staff and students as resources for both teachers and school students.
“The Social Media aspect of this competition was very useful. Students from UTS Media Arts Production produced seven ‘digital bullets’ for us to showcase Marine Biology at UTS and resources such as images and videos from field trips were generously made available. It has been a great co-operative effort with a number of DES and C3 students keen to write Factsheets so we can continue to provide relevant material for schools,” said C3 Media and Communications Officer, Marea Martlew.
Apart from a $500 video camera the winning team also has the opportunity to spend a day with Marine Biologists at UTS and Sydney Institute of Marine Science later in the year.