I had the great pleasure of assisting a former B-CU biology major, Asihia Hines-Mack with her proposal submission to the Blue School Grant from St. John’s River Water Management District for funding.
Asihia is a 6th and 7th grade science teacher at Hinson Middle School in Volusia County and was one of my first researchers in the Aquatic Research Lab.
If funded, she will partner with us, the Marine Discovery Center and FWC to develop a data investigations lesson on living shorelines. Her students will “hopefully” hydroponically grow mangrove propagules for a future restoration project while learning about nutrient pollution to aquatic systems. I’m very proud of their efforts to enrich her students lessons and building partnerships with local environmental researchers ❤️