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:
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.
Rocky Intertidal Zone - 3/31/2020
Debbie and Callie explore the Rocky Intertidal Zone for organisms that are well-adapted for a dynamic habitat!
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.
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!
Trap & Water Quality - 4/7/2020
Callie and Debbie set a trap to catch creatures, and test the water quality of the estuary!
Density & Oceans - 4/9/2020
Marissa creates a liquid density model, and Kyle demonstrates how density creates motion in the world's oceans!
Bonus Density Experiments
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.
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.
Advanced Activity Sheet
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.
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 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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Minnow Trap - 5/14/2020
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.
Crab Habitat - 5/19/2020
Callie and Debbie conduct an experiment to see what habitat Asian shore crabs prefer.
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.