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Below you will find recordings of previous Facebook Live broadcasts. Below each

video you will find a link for an Activity Sheet to go along with each video.

Previous Facebook Lives:

Gull Rookery & Marine Debris

Harbor Seals





Plankton - 3/26/2020

Kyle and Marissa to live on Facebook from the Project O dock to talk about plankton. They caught plankton and then looked at them live under the microscope.

Activity Sheet

Rocky Intertidal Zone

Rocky Intertidal Zone - 3/31/2020

Debbie and Callie explore the Rocky Intertidal Zone for organisms that are well-adapted for a dynamic habitat!

Activity Sheet

Local & Invasive Crab Species

Local & Invasive Crab Species - 4/2/2020

Kyle and Marissa talk about local crab species and how some of them are invasive species that came from the other side of the world.

Activity Sheet

Hallville Pond Fishway

Hallville Pond Fishway - 4/6/2020

Dr. Molly talks with Dan Mullins of the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District and Steve Gephardt of CT DEEP about the Hallville Pond fishway in Preston!

Activity Sheet

Trap & Water Quality

Trap & Water Quality - 4/7/2020

Callie and Debbie set a trap to catch creatures, and test the water quality of the estuary!

Activity Sheet

Density & Oceans

Density & Oceans - 4/9/2020

Marissa creates a liquid density model, and Kyle demonstrates how density creates motion in the world's oceans!

Activity Sheet

Bonus Density Experiments

Bonus Density

An up close walk through that goes over all five experiments that were done during the Facebook live video that was recorded 4/9/2020. This video will show you what the correct outcome was supposed to be for each experiment as well as a description of how to do each experiment at home.

Pulling Lobster Traps - 4/14/2020

Callie and Debbie pull the lobster pots they set last week to see what's inside! Since the feed cut out during broadcast, enjoy bonus footage of the Project O educators collecting data on the organisms in the trap.

Activity Sheet

Pulling Lobser Traps

Anatomy of Local Fish in Long Island Sound: Form & Function - 4/16/2020

Molly and Kyle look at six different fish species found in Long Island Sound. Learn how their body form can relate to the function of that species. Looking closely at tail shape, body shape and mouth can give you hints into the lives and behaviors of these animals.

Elementary Activity Sheet

Advanced Activity Sheet

Fish Anatomy

Watersheds and Microplastics - 4/21/2020

Callie and Debbie teach about the Long Island Sound watershed, create a model watershed, discuss runoff, and microplastics in the ocean.

Activity Sheet

Earth Week 1

Earth Week Facebook Live: Quinebaug River Watershed Clean-Up - 4/22/2020

Debbie cleans in the Quinebaug River watershed in Jewett City. Learn about how to protect your watershed.

Earth Week 2

Earth Week Facebook Live: Hoadley Creek Watershed Clean-Up - 4/22/2020

Callie cleans in the Hoadley Creek watershed in Branford. Learn about storm drains... where do they go and how do they help the watershed?

Earth Week 3

Week Facebook Live: Willimantic River & Shetucket River Watershed Clean-Up - 4/22/2020

Marissa cleans in the Willimantic River and Shetucket River watershed in Windham. Learn about wastewater treatment plants and how trash in the watershed can lead to reduced water quality.

Earth Week 4

Earth Week Facebook Live: Thames River Watershed Clean-Up - 4/22/2020

Molly cleans the Thames River watershed in Ledyard. Learn about different types of trash and how long they take to biodegrade.

Eart Week 5

Earth Week Facebook Live: Yantic River Watershed Clean-Up - 4/22/2020

Kyle cleans the Yantic River watershed in Norwich. Learn about point-source pollution and how we can be proud of cleaning up Connecticut's rivers.

Gull Rookery and Marine Debris - 4/23/2020

Kyle and Marissa visit South Dumpling island in Fishers Island Sound to count seabirds, clean the beach and inspect the impact of marine debris on nests.

Activity Sheet

Gull Rookery and Marine Debris

Harbor Seals - 4/28/2020

Debbie and Callie visit Harbor Seals in Fishers Island Sound. Learn about these marine mammals and how their adaptations help them survive in cold water.

Activity Sheet

Harbor Seals

Algae - 4/30/2020

Marissa talks all about algae, how we use it without knowing it and how you can celebrate science in your back yard!

Activity Sheet


Tonging - 5/5/2020

Callie and Debbie tong for bivalves in the Poquonnock River!

Activity Sheet


Seining - 5/7/2020

Travel along with Marissa and Kyle as they seine in the salt pond Learn about why estuaries are great places for an animal to reproduce and for its offspring to grow.

Activity Sheet


Salt Marsh - 5/12/2020

Callie and Debbie use all their senses to explore the salt marsh! Learn about plants and animals that call the marsh home and why this habitat is critically important.

Activity Sheet

Salt Marsh

Minnow Trap - 5/14/2020

Minnow Trap

Marissa, Kyle and Captain Ian explore which animals call his backyard cove home. Watch as they retrieve a trap and learn what species are currently living in Smith Cove, how to measure each organism, and what other animals can be found there throughout the year.


Activity Sheet

Crab Habitat - 5/19/2020

Crab Habitat

Callie and Debbie conduct an experiment to see what habitat Asian shore crabs prefer.


Activity Sheet

Trawling - 5/21/2020


All of the educators are going live from the Envirolab III to pull up the Trawl net and see what animals are currently living in Long Island Sound.

Activity Sheet

Hatching Chicks - 5/26/2020

Hatching Chicks

Join Marine Educators Callie and Debbie while they discuss the different birds nesting on South Dumpling Island. Learn about their selected location, clutch size, and behavior to help increase chick survival.

Activity Sheet

Peterson Grab - 5/28/2020

Peterson Grab

Join Marissa and Kyle aboard the Envirolab and see how they use a Peterson Grab.

Activity Sheet


Eelgrass - 6/2/2020

Debbie, Kyle, and Marissa visit the eelgrass beds near Pine Island. Learn about these awesome plants and how they shape the habitat for so many other organisms!​

Activity Sheet

New London Ledge Light Houe

New London Ledge Light House - 6/4/2020

Kyle, Marissa, and Captain Brae are on New London ledge Lighthouse. We will take a tour and stop on every floor up to the Lantern room.

Activity Sheet

ROVs - 6/9/2020


Debbie and Marissa use ROVs to explore the bottom of Long Island Sound!

Activity Sheet

Squid Anatomy - 6/11/2020

Squid Anatom

Kyle shows an up-close view of the anatomy of the squid.

Crab Traps

Crab Traps - 6/16/2020

Watch at Callie and Brian pull crab traps!

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