This past Friday, June 7th 2013, Team Marine’s nine seniors graduated. Stoles were made by junior Katie Oran’s mom and the graduates wore them proudly at the ceremony. Mr. Kay and the rest of Team Marine wishes them the best of luck for next year and beyond!
Adrian Gibson will be attending Cal State Northridge.
Ivan Morales will be attending Fordham University.
Jorge Castillo will be attending San Francisco State University.
Franny Pezzullo will be attending UC Santa Barbara.
Juliet Jimenez will be attending Hawaii Pacific University.
Adrienne Hino will be attending Scripps College.
Candace Narvaez will be attending University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Matilda Mead will be attending UC Santa Barbara.
Edie Cote will be attending Boston University.
Congratulations Class of 2013! Good luck next year!
After competing at the LA County Science Fair and then the State Fair, Team Marine captains Edie, Ivan and Angelina were interviewed by Kristina von Hoffman for a blog post for the ACE website. Here is the post detailing our experience:
Thank you Kristina for the feature and for the continuous partnership with ACE!
Learn more about Alliance for Climate Education: http://www.acespace.org/
This Tuesday April 16, Team Marine captains Angelina, Edie and Ivan won 4th place out of 24 entries in the senior division of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the California State Science Fair for their bag ban research project. The research focused on the consumer bag choices and how they were affected by the plastic bag ban and the age and gender of the patrons.
The Fair was held at the California Science Center, home to many great exhibitions, including a kelp forest, an exercise bike that shows light bulb energy efficiency and the Endeavour space shuttle! They got to check out these great exhibitions the day before, when they registered their project.
A revised version of the report will be published on our website soon. We are also conducting another month of observations this April (a year and seven months after the ban) and we plan on doing more surveys this coming September, two years after the ban.
Thank you again to Dr. Lisette Gold and Dr. Thomas Belin for their guidance on the project!
UPDATE: brianlouxpro at the Water Main blog has done a post on our research. Thank you!
This summer, the website First Here, Then Everywhere interviewed last year’s members on Team Marine’s current projects. They even featured our First Flush video!
First Here, Then Everywhere is a network for young environmentalists to connect and share ideas about solutions to climate change with other students in the country. A big thank you to founder Chloe Maxmin for featuring us!
Check out our initiative: http://www.firstheretheneverywhere.com/#!initiatives/c1rcu
This morning, the Santa Monica Mirror published an online article about Team Marine and the First Flush! Check it out:
Also, thank you so much to Zan Dubin Scott from Plug-In America for sharing our press release!
Plug-In America’s website: http://www.pluginamerica.org/
Team Marine just sent out their press release about this year’s unique first flush encounter. The article has already been posted on the 5Gyres blog and on Surfrider Foundation’s facebook page. Thank you both for the continuous support!