I've got more interesting stuff to show you! I also got to go to the SEA Lab in California. SEA Lab is a hands-on science centre that runs marine education programmes. The SEA Lab is part of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. The Conservation Corps provides job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.
|I just loved this mural outside the SEA Lab.|
|A close-up of what the net looks like.|
|See the cup at the bottom? That's what collects the plankton from the water and any extra water can just flow straight through the cone net.|
|Dragging the net through the water to collect a sample.|
If you'd like to find out more about the corps or the SEA Lab, check out their website: http://www.lacorps.org/sealab.php
So Sea Fans, go and find the microscope at school and ask your teacher if you can look at a few things. How about making your own plankton net and getting a sample from your local river or dam if you're not close to the sea?! Have fun with it and we'll chat soon. (Send me photos if you do go out with a net and do some sampling! firstname.lastname@example.org)