Events

Seminar: Plankton fossils reveal oceanic evolution and dispersal processes

We will consider how climate change will impact the system, how the extent of biodiversity in the ecosystem is used, and how community fish refuges, a strategy to increase fish catch, may benefit fish access. This talk will ask both how people adapt and the constraints they face, and how they see the ramifications of environmental change for their health and well-being.

DISL Research Lab Guided Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the research labs of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

R/V Alabama Discovery Excursion

Join a professional Dauphin Island Sea Lab Educator for a two-hour boat trip in the waters surrounding Dauphin Island.

Sea Lab Science Friday: STEM: The Ocean Version

Drop-in field class focsued on ocean technology used to protect, clean, and explore our ocean. This class is perfect for homeschooled students, parents, and caretakers seeking enrichment opportunities.

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

The NOAA Ocean Exploration professional development for educators program is offered in partnership with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Family Camp

Family Camp is an overnight, weekend program for families to explore Dauphin Island and investigate its habitats, guided by our full-time marine educators.

SeaPerch ROV Competition

Discovery Hall Programs and UMS Wright Preparatory School will co-host the Alabama SeaPerch ROV Competition. In this competition, students drive (fly) an ROV based on the SeaPerch design that they have built to complete pool-based courses.

Discovery Day

The open house event offers everyone the opportunity to learn about the current research our team is working on and learn more about the coastal ecosystem we live in.

Plankton in 3D: A Virtual Teacher Workshop

This virtual workshop includes three sessions all about plankton. Learn about the good (such as the oxygen we breathe or the nitrogen they make available), the bad (such as harmful algal blooms), and the ugly (wait until you see larger-than-life crab larvae!) of plankton.

Sea Lab Science Friday: Ocean Animal Biology

Drop-in field class focsued on ocean technology used to protect, clean, and explore our ocean. This class is perfect for homeschooled students, parents, and caretakers seeking enrichment opportunities.

Salt Marsh Excursion

This excursion gives you the chance to become the marine scientist for the day and get an up close look at the inhabitants of the salt marsh habitat.

Gulf Coast Graduate Student Symposium

The Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) is an annual regional conference that is alternately hosted by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), University of Southern Mississippi (GCRL), and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON).

MATE Northern Gulf Coast Regional ROV Competition

In this competition, student teams, facilitated by their teachers/mentors/coaches, design, build, and test their own unique ROV before coming to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to compete against student teams from across the Gulf coast in a series of science-based missions.

Change and resilience in Gulf of Mexico environments

Alabama’s environments seem to be experiencing stress on a number of fronts, but efforts are being made to improve our collective resilience. Join us to investigate these stresses - hearing from scientists, visiting local areas experiencing change, exploring classroom activities that address weather, climate, biodiversity, and more in coastal areas and discussing solutions and adaptations to change you can share with your learners.

Exploring STEM in the Ocean

Join us for a hands-on tour of some of the critical technologies that have dramatically increased our understanding of the marine environment. The workshop is suitable for educators working with elementary through high school students, afterschool groups, or informal learning center audiences.

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