Pterygoplichthys up close

Instruction and outreach

Winter Quarter 2017
E136 Human Nutrition

TIGERS - Targeted Instruction Generating Excitement about Research and Science
Our lab is engaging in hands-on, inquiry-based biology activities with the general biology classes at Valencia High School (Placentia, CA).  In collaboration with Rebecca Bonet and Leina Rizzo, TIGERS forms the basis for our current outreach activities to increase scientific awareness and literacy in the community. Monthly, we go to VHS and do hands-on labs with the freshman and sophomore biology classes.
Next trip to VHS: February 2017.  Respiration & Photosynthesis
Crystal Cove Alliance Citizen Science Cruises
Our lab is collaborating with the Crystal Cove Alliance with their Citizen Science Cruise program.  You can watch a video about them here.  We are engaged mostly with the digital fishing data collection and analysis.  Students (mostly junior and senior high school students) lower video cameras into the kelp forest and record in the canopy, mid level, and at the holdfast to observe which fish species are present in the different areas of the kelp forest.  They do this in Crystal Cove State Park (non-protected) and in the Laguna Beach Marine Protected Area.  The overall goal of this work is to evaluate the efficacy of the MPA in Laguna Beach as a refuge for kelp forest fish taxa, and to provide useful, long-term data for the five year adaptive review of the MPA in Laguna Beach.
Courses Taught at UCI
E109 Human Physiology (spring quarter)
E136 Human Nutrition (winter quarter)
E120 Marine Biology (spring quarter)
E208 Comparative Physiology (fall quarter)
Lab Upper Newport Bay
Protocols and Guidelines
German lab guidelines (UCI only)
German lab authorship guidelines (UCI only)
Commitments and expectations (UCI only)