STEM Projects for Youth

at Lake Merritt

ROTARY NATURE CENTER Program Partner

LAKE MERRITT OBSERVATORY

Events, weekly activities and some extended workshops for youth to provide extraordinary experiences in science, engineering and conservation. The achievements of these projects will be shared inside the nature center and in the community. See photos of past events below.

SUMMER 2019 ---Participation by arrangement. Contact Katie Noonan.

-- May-Aug 2019 -- Lake Merritt Citizen Monitoring Study of Aquatic Life, Plankton

-- May-Aug 2019 -- Lake Merritt Underwater Observatory Expeditions

-- May-Aug 2019 -- Water-testing with local schools and programs

-- July 2019 -- The Great Secchi DipIN

-- August-September 2019 -- E.P.A. Citizen Monitoring for E. coli

-- May-September 2019 -- GLOBE water testing

WINTER/SPRING 2019 -- Participation by arrangement. Contact Katie Noonan.

-- May 8 2019 -- ACE Mentoring Final Project presentations mock designs for Rotary Nature Center upgrade.

-- May 1 2019 -- Water-testing with Growing Justice interns (Rose Foundation)

-- April 30 2019 -- Mutual Air Bell youth interview about global warming and climate change.

--April 27 2019 -- Lake Merritt April 2019 BioBlitz

-- February 16 2019 -- "Lake Merritt From the Bottom Up" Nature Exploration at the Grand Re-Opening of the Rotary Nature Center

-- February 2 2019 -- Ocean Sciences Bowl at Cal State Monterey Bay (2 school teams)

-- Monthly Water Quality Testing

-- G.L.OB.E. Participation

-- Monitoring Plankton

-- Lake Merritt Citizen Monitoring Study of Aquatic Life

-- Lake Merritt Underwater Observatory Expeditions

SUMMER/FALL EVENTS of 2018 - See photo gallery and links to results below.

July 29th 2018 -- Great Secchi Dip-In - How clear is our lake?

July - September 2018 -- E.P.A. Citizen Monitoring for Bacteria in Surface Water

August 8th 2018 -- Visit to Exploratorium Bay Observatory What lives in the Bay?

August 9th 2018 -- Underwater ROV Exploration - What can you see with an ROV?

September - December 2018 -- Rotary Nature Center G.L.O.B.E. Hydrology Station G.L.O.B.E. Lakes Project

August -- Pollinator plant garden and water testing - Green Team.

October 17th 2018 -- Presentations and Visit to Watershed Conference

December 2018 - Planning for science partnership with Sister City, Fukuoka Japan

STEM4LM IN ACTION

"LAKE MERRITT FROM THE BOTTOM UP"

An exploration table at the Grand Re-Opening of the Nature Center


SEA LION BOWL at California State University at MONTEREY BAY-2/2/2019


Top left: Oakland School for the Arts

Bottom left: Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy

Right: Both Teams, Coaches and CSUMB Mascot!

LAKE MERRITT UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY - 1/27/2019 - Thank you to OpenROV in Berkeley CA

Lake Merritt Underwater Observatory - R.O.V.

The Great Secchi DipIn

E.P.A. Citizen Monitoring for Bacteria in the Lake

Visit to the Exploratorium for Buoy Day - Monitoring Aquatic Life

ROTARY NATURE CENTER G.L.O.B.E. Hydrology Station

Pollinator Plant Garden

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with OPW's Green Team

POSTER PRESENTATIONS AT MEETINGS:

MONITORING AQUATIC LIFE (iNaturalist Lake Merritt Citizen Monitoring Study)

FUKUOKA JAPAN SISTER CITY STUDENT CITIZEN SCIENCE COLLABORATIONS

(planned for 2019-2020)

Marine Biologist Jim Carlton on the importance of Lake Merritt to science and community in 2016.