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HAB education and training

PMN
The Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is a unique program that unites volunteers with scientists working on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). The PMN is led by researchers from the NOAA/NOS Marine Biotoxin Program at the Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research.

To learn more about the program, visit
www.chbr.noaa.gov/PMN/

Phytoplankton Apps:
A volunteer with the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network developed free apps for identification and pronunciation of various species of algae.

Download the app for the Iphone here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/phyto/id333237649?mt=8

Download the app for Android phones here: https://market.android.com/details?id=name.gano.phyto&hl=en

Sourcebook:
Algae: A Sourcebook for Teaching About Harmful Algal Blooms
by Dr. Norman D. Anderson and Dr. Harriett S. Stubbs. Published as part of the Changes in the Environment Series from Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Call 800-770-3544 to order.

Video and Educational Guide:
Nature Out of Balance
video and educational guide covers types of HABs and their effects on water quality and human health. Order from N.C. Sea Grant. Cost: $10 www.ncseagrant.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=product_browse&category=Movie#202

Documentary Video:
The Pfiesteria Files
, documentary video co-produced by MD Sea Grant and MD Public Television. Order from MD Sea Grant at www.mdsg.umd.edu/store/videos/pfiesteria_files/order/

Lesson Plans:
Bigelow Laboratory HAB Teacher Lesson Plans, www.bigelow.org/edhab/index.html

CD-ROM:
Phytopia: Discovery of the Marine Ecosystem
CD-ROM, $3.95 for shipping and handling in the U.S., articleworks.cadmus.com/bigelow/index.jsp

 

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