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WORKSHOP SET ON 'SOUND IN THE SEA' WEB SITE

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March 7, 2003 – A workshop for teachers in using activities on the "Discovery of Sound in the Sea" Web site will take place at the University of the Virgin Islands Wednesday, March 12.
Not only for science teachers, a large portion of the activity focuses on language arts and process writing. It is designed to improve students' writing while learning science.
The workshop is sponsored by the V.I. Marine Advisory Service of UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Studies. It will be presented by Nancy Craven from the Teacher's Institute at the University of Rhode Island's Office of Marine Programs which sponsors the Discovery of Sound in the Sea Web site. It will show teachers how best to use the activity "Cavitation, Anyone?" on the Web site.
The target group is middle school (grades 6-9), but there are adaptations for high school and elementary school as well. Students of any age from 8-18 would benefit.
The array of sound clips of marine creatures on this Web site would be of interest to persons from 8 months to 88 years. Anyone who's ever wondered what a seahorse or a shrimp sounds like can find out. There are sound clips for whales, dolphins, seals, jackfish. There's the sound of an earthquake, ice cracking, lightning. And for comparison, take a listen to human-generated sounds: airgun, sonar, outboard motor, torpedo.
The workshop will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 12 at the University of the Virgin Islands classroom and administration (CA) Building, room 101, St. Thomas Campus.
There's no registration fee; however, advanced registration is required.
The workshop is limited to 10 participants. For registration, fax a letter with the names of participating teachers to Mayra Suárez-Vélez, Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service, at fax number 693-1395 as soon as possible. For information call 693-1392.

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