The Ocean Discovery Zone visits Cowan Road Middle School


In a follow-up from our news story “Faculty Member Annalisa Bracco & Students in K-12 Outreach” on 10/14/2016, we now have pictures and video from the Ocean Discovery Zone’s visit with Cowan Road Middle School, Griffin GA.

Dr. Annalisa Bracco (GA Tech) and her students from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech; Sabrina Grossman, Marion Usselman, and Will Jimerson from CEISMC; and Emily Davenport (ECOGIG outreach staff) brought the Ocean Discovery Zone exhibit booth to 7th grade students at Cowan Road Middle School, in Griffin, GA on Thursday October 20th, 2016.

They engaged with students using teaching modules developed in collaboration with CEISMC's AMP-IT-UP project. The modules' content are based on ECOGIG research, specifically the impacts of hydrocarbons on deepwater ecosystems (corals in particular).

The ECOGIG Ocean Discovery Zone is an exhibit booth and hands-on activity station designed to give non-scientists of all ages access to information about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico and the importance of healthy ocean ecosystems. Read more about the Ocean Discovery Zone here.

You can see photos from the event online here, all images courtesy of Steven Taylor
CEISMC -Communications Manager, Georgia Tech


Dr. Annalisa Bracco has been at Georgia Tech since 2007. She has published over 50 papers and has had over $3 million in research proposals funded since arriving at Tech. Her research interests are at the interface between ocean sciences, geophysical fluid dynamics, and climate. She received her Ph.D degree in Geophysics and Oceanography at the University of Genoa in 2000 and then completed two years of postdoctoral research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and has won the American Meterological Society’s Nicholas P Fofonoff Award in 2011.”