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12 weeks, thousands of kids: How NOAA Live! connected students to science at home

Check out the incredible story of NOAA Education’s response to distance learning and providing fun, educational marine science webinars to students at home. Barnstable County is proud to be a part of this project, along with Woods Hole Sea Grant, as our  Aquaculture Specialist, Abigail Archer, was a guest presenter!

In early March of 2020, communities around the country were preparing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and businesses faced closures, and people everywhere were dealing with unprecedented uncertainties. So when Nicole Bartlett with NOAA’s Regional Collaboration network reached out to Grace Simpkins, an educator with Woods Hole Sea Grantoffsite link, to ask about offering a webinar for students during the stay-at-home orders, Grace initially wanted to keep things simple. “Maybe [we can offer] one webinar,” she thought. “Okay, maybe three…” Read the rest at