St. Petersburg College Professor Dr. Monica Lara is spreading knowledge about toxic algae in hopes of improving the health of our coastal waters.
Under an SPC Titan Grant, students have been working on cataloguing, documenting and processing the flora and fauna on the property of world famed oceanographer, Dr Sylvia Earle. An SPC Alumni herself, Dr Earle is working to change the zoning and permitting of her family homestead in Dunedin, Fl. A portion of that process involves … Continue reading Mother’s Day with Mother Ocean
Student volunteers are helping to catalog the bird species at SPC’s Bay Pines STEM Center. Under the permitted work of ornithologist Jim McGinity and funded through an SPC Titan grant, the efforts have logged 22 species of birds in the Cornell/Audubon curated “ebird” program. Fellow birders can follow along on the e-bird app or website … Continue reading Bird Banding and Survey Work
On Saturday, Aug. 4, SPC SCUBA club members, along with some friends, met at Indian Shores Beach for a morning of beach cleanup.
Reef Monitoring Inc., a non-profit corporation made up of several former St. Petersburg College marine biology students and current Clearwater Campus faculty, keeps a close eye on local waters.
SPC’s Bay Pines STEM Center and Dr. Erin Goergen are part of a statewide effort – through work with students, surveys and cleanups – to reduce the impact of marine debris on wildlife habitats.
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold, Girls Inc has teamed up with the SPC STEM Center to provide a unique opportunity to learn about SPC, STEM careers and the new Center. Each day this week, groups of 18 to 20 girls have been traveling to the Center to participate in scientific learning … Continue reading Girls Inc Summer Camp Visits STEM Center
Camp participants will work with SPC faculty to do physical computing, design devices, and learn coding using MicroBit and Arduino. The camp was founded with the support of Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
Rubik’s cubes, Sudoku, and bingo were the “textbooks” for SPC Downtown’s STEM Bowl, offering students the opportunity to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math career opportunities and college programs all while having fun.