Following the Key to Seaweed ID

photo: E. Loury

Invertebrate zoology student Kristin Meagher (right) helps middle and high school science teachers identify seaweeds using a dichotomous key (you know, one of those “If it’s green, go to step 2, if it’s another color go to step 3” kind of deals – kind of like a choose your own adventure story for scientists).¬† Kristin is a teaching assistant for MLML’s Teacher Enhancement Program, and was helping with a summer workshop that introduces middle and high schools science teachers to marine-related lab and field activities they can incorporate into their curricula.