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During today’s class, we discussed the up and coming industry of renewable energy! Although it may seem like we see renewable energy popping up everywhere nowadays, in reality, renewables currently only account for less than 15% of energy used in the U.S.. When we shared this fact with the students, they thought is seemed silly to NOT be using renewable resources to power our daily lives.
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Putting our creativity and new knowledge to the test, each student had a chance to experiment with their own mini-wind turbines! The students were tasked with making a blade that would allow the turbine to spin in front of a fan. The goal was to generate enough power from these 3D printed motors to light up a small light bulb. Happy to say, the students eagerly accepted the challenge and blew us away with their wonderful ideas (pun intended).
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We may still have a long way to go in terms of renewable energy, but at least we have passionate young individuals who are learning about the issue and actively seeking solutions!
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In the second installment of our "Women in STEM Careers" blog series, we hear from Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, executive director of the Ocean First Institute. Read the full post at http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasotaco/?p=4291.

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We were on this expedition and got to help with this ultrasound! It is incredible to see how much we are able to learn about great white sharks through these efforts.
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This is one of the coolest things we’ve seen in a while...a white shark’s heart beating! A Veterinarian from SeaWorld captured the first images on an ultrasound machine and then we were able to find the heart again on later sharks. Expedition Nova Scotia Chief Scientist Lisa Hoopes, Ph.D from Georgia Aquarium explains why this is so exciting.
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During today’s class, we discussed the up and coming industry of renewable energy! Although it may seem like we see renewable energy popping up everywhere nowadays, in reality, renewables currently only account for… https://t.co/nYpaukP5oz
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These beautiful creature need no introduction! With one of the most unique traits of any shark species, hammerheads are a fascinating example of the sheer diversity of the sharks found in our oceans today.… https://t.co/6Po8h9Yc7q
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A small switch in your daily routine can go a long way! 😃 https://t.co/MhSBqHFAhP
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We're stoked to see you're taking care of your teeth but switching to a sustainable alternative like bamboo will not only keep your teeth clean but the ocean too. https://t.co/ooQmioXf7E

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Learning about our connection to the ocean is key to creating a brighter tomorrow. Education is the cornerstone to changing our behaviors and protecting our ocean. We are impactful in our virtual expeditions, in-school outreach programs and our online courses with core partner Ocean First Education.

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