Justin Hougham

Apr 102013


Live Classroom Conversation with Trans-Atlantic Rowers

Dear Educator-

The CWF Africa to the Americas Expedition reached a dramatic conclusion last weekend with the capsizing of the OAR Northwest rowboat 375 nautical miles north of Puerto Rico. Now the rowers have been rescued and are safely back on shore to continue their marine conservation efforts.

The CWF Education webinar, an interactive conversation with the rowers that was scheduled to happen live from the boat, will now take place on dry land!

  • When: Friday, April 12 at 1:00 1:30pm Eastern Time/10:00-10:30am Pacific Time
  • How to joinReserve a spot today to have your class take part in this exclusive interactive conversation!
  • What will be discussed: The rowers’ incredible adventure, what they learned, their amazing rescue, and what’s next.

To get ready for the big event, your class can prepare by watching our other CWF Education webinars:

CWF would like to thank the OAR Northwest rowers who believed enough in conserving our marine environment that they risked their lives to raise awareness of the danger the world’s oceans are in. If you are unable to attend the event, it will be recorded for use in your classroom.

Luba Mycio-Mommers, Ph. D.
Director of Education


Mar 222013

Daily Update 4.8

Week 8: Module 4: Date 3/22/13

What is your largest organ? It’s extremely flexible and comes in many different colors. That’s right, it’s your skin. The average adult has over eight pounds (3.6 kilos) of skin and it covers 2 square meters (22 square ft). Our skin has three layers. The epidermis, the dermis and the subcutis. The epidermis is the outermost layer. The epidermis is made up of cells called keratinocytes. These cells are made up of keratin, which is also what our hair and nails are made of. The keratinocytes are produced in the deepest level of the epidermis. These cells are constantly being pushed toward the skins surface by new cells until they reach the exterior where they die and flake off. This process takes about five weeks.skin Continue reading »