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Project Oceanology hosts virtual classroom on the water

Project Oceanology's students may not be able to get out on the water together amid the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean the learning has stopped.

Since the cancelation of in-person teaching in late March,  Project O educators have been conducting virtual lessons via Facebook Live. The lessons have been broadcast from Project O's Avery Point labs, as well as from the field.

For example, marine science educators Callie Scheetz and Debbie Sayer were leading a lesson on bivalves Tuesday from a skiff piloted by captain Ian Morrison in the Poquonnock River estuary between Bluff Point State Park at the Groton-New London Airport. Scheetz and Sayer used special shellfishing tongs to pull samples from the river bottom and took to Facebook Live to lead a nearly half-hour lesson on what they found.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. the classes go live. The videos also are available via the Project O's YouTube channel, bit.ly/projectoyt.

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