SHMS Marine Biology Club Joined a Live Virtual Tour of a Marine Research Facility
On March 10th, 2022 the Sleepy Hollow Middle School Marine Biology Club joined the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology for a live virtual tour of their Marine Research Facility hosted by Radial Neiman, Husbandry Technician, Marine Climate Change Unit. Mr. David Janes, CEO and President of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation and his son Emerson (Sleepy Hollow 6th grader) generously offered to let us join in this unique experience where students learned about the extensive cephalopod (squids, octopus and cuttlefish) research and fish-anemone research in progress at OIST.
When the tour was over, students participated in a live Q&A session with Radial where she addressed their questions about the self-sustaining marine station, daily operations and anything else they were curious about. It was an amazing, interactive experience that included introductions to their globally diverse team and encouraging advice for anyone interested in entering a career in STEM.