Show 144 – Dauphin Island Sea Lab

/ Dauphin Island Sea Lab /

Founded in 1971 by the State Legislature, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama’s marine science education and research laboratory. Their educational mission also includes Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) which encompasses K-12 field programs, teacher-training, and public outreach.  Discovery Hall Programs also includes the Estuarium, the public aquarium of the DISL, which focuses solely on the Mobile-Tensaw Estuary System. The research programs of the DISL range from biogeochemistry to oceanography to paleoecology.

We first dropped in on the Discovery Hall K-12 Program. Discovery Hall Programs promote conservation through education, research, and outreach. The goal of these programs is to increase public awareness and understanding of the ocean. Through hands-on activities in vibrant marine habitats, students can see the impact of science on their daily lives and gain a greater appreciation for science and the marine environment by directly involving participants in that environment with dynamic, hands-on activities.

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