On Monday, students in a new club called Students for Social and Global Change shared this short film they recently made of interviews with fellow students in Ms. Weintraub’s Brazilian History Class who have immigrated to the United States.
MVRHS Maritime Sciences teacher Brock Callen along with his son, Brock Callen, Jr. (who is an ambassador for 11th Hour Racing, an organization dedicated to ocean sustainability) have been sharing their experience through Google Hangouts with students while onboard R/V Falkor, an oceanographic research vessel owned by Schmidt Ocean Institute, as it went from Guam to Honolulu from December 27th to January 17th. This is an exciting and unique opportunity not only for them, but MVRHS students as well.
Falkor’s misson is to map previously unknown undersea topography, including seamounts around Johnston Atoll using multibeam mapping tool and sonar. The mapping project allowed them to study the geological features and marine biology, including coral and sponges, at depths ranging from 3500 to 9000 meters.
The Callens shared with students a broad spectrum of shipboard life, from operations to research, through a daily video blog, social media, and Google Hangouts sessions. They opened a window to the many career paths represented in team on the ship, from captain, to cook, to even a cartoonist on board. There were relevant connections across our curriculum across all grade levels and subjects, from CTE, sciences, engineering, health, math, social studies, history (the Johnston Atoll was involved in WWII and nuclear testing), art, and more.
Recorded segments of the Google Hangouts are available on the MVRHS Library website:
Cruise log: https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/eyes-testing-uavs-mapping-johnston-atoll/
Twitter & Instagram: @SchmidtOcean, @brockcallen, @11thHourRacing
This “Micro-Documentary” was written and produced by the Senior English class of Project Vine, the Alternative Education Program at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Students were asked to create a short video which could be used to explain to potential students what life in Project Vine is like.
Friday, February 10
3:00 – 6:00pm: Judging of Projects
Saturday, February 11
10:00 -11:00am: Public Viewing
11:00am: Awards Presentation
Registration guidelines . . . .
Please read the following information carefully.
All students completing a science project . . .
- Must submit a Research Proposal (Plan) to their science teacher before beginning their project
- Must complete the MVRHS Science Fair Safety Form (requires parent / student signatures)
All students who want to be eligible for participation at the Regional Fair . . .
- Must participate in the MVRHS Science & Engineering Fair
- Must submit the following forms with their Research Proposal
- MVRHS Science Fair Safety Form
- Form 1A Individual or Form 1A Team (one for each member of the team)
- Form 1B Approval Form (required for all students and each team member)
Projects may require approval by the Region V SRC (Scientific Review Committee)
Additional forms may be required
Winners of the MVRHS Science Fair may be eligible to compete at the
South Shore Regional Science Fair
Bridgewater State University
Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:00am – 6:00pm
Winners of the South Shore Regional Fair may be eligible to compete at the
MA State Science & Engineering Fair
May 4-6, 2017
For more information visit www.scifair.com