Saturday, June 28, 2014

Outreach at Kahala high school

After the Ocean Sciences meeting I got an invitation to visit Kahala high school in Honolulu. They showed their after school program with an impressive array of projects, all of them with a practical application and most of them with a sustainable perspective. I was especially impressed by what they did with arduino computers. I was given the chance to give my archaea spiel to both students and teachers. Astrobiology. Hot springs. Origin of life. Prototype of eukaryotes. I think I made them suitably interested, and they certainly learned a bit of how modern biology works. If I'm really lucky I will meet one of them again on an oceanographic conference in the future.

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