Haike Museum, in celebrating the “International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development”, recently held a scientific breakthrough activity designed by teachers and students of Nuannuan High School, China.
February 11th of every year is the International Day for Women in Science.
With the support of the National Science Council, the Haike Museum, in response to the goal of the United Nations’ “Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD)”, on February 9, 2023, on the Haike Chaojing Intelligent Aquarium held a scientific breakthrough activity designed by the teachers and students of Nuannuan High School to lead the public to experience it (International Day for Women in Science).
The activities include designs such as “Sea Turtle Roll Call” and “Ocean Crisis and Hyper Technology Queue” board game activities. The concept of sustainable oceans and the “Exploration and Implementation of High School Girls’ Conservation Area” will be shared through scientific breakthrough activities. As a result, visitors to the museum not only find it interesting, but also further understand the sustainable effects and harvest of the conservation area.
Sea Turtle Roll Call
Chen Lishu, Director of the Industry-University Exchange Group of the Marine Science Museum, also explained that “sea turtle roll call” is a citizen science recording method used by domestic scholars to refer to foreign countries. Sea turtles have different facial patterns, so it can be used to identify individual sea turtles. This time, Nuan Nuan High School students participated in the sea turtle counting course in the tidal environment.
In addition to learning the scientific method of sea turtle identification, they also discovered that there are so many sea turtles in Keelung. The female students of Nuannuan High School participated in the “Exploration and Implementation of the Conservation Area for Female High School Students” project, not only contributing their efforts to record the effectiveness of the conservation area, teachers and students felt that it was a very meaningful hands-on experience course.
In order to welcome the International Women’s Science Day, the teachers and students of Nuannuan High School specially set up a science breakthrough activity to share the surprising results and experience of this course, and hope that more people will care about the ocean Conservation issues, understand the spirit and methods of marine citizen science, and support the establishment of protected areas.
Nuan Nuan High School also specially took the results of the multi-elective ocean maker thinking development course and led them to the scene to let the public experience the board game “Ocean Crisis”, which is the world’s first “cooperative game” that explores marine environmental issues. In the game, players experience the unprecedented “marine waste” catastrophe on land, beaches, and oceans, and find solutions to ecological problems through recycling, beach cleaning, environmental protection products, and green technology research and development.
Another high-tech sequential game (Hyper technology queue) was developed by students of the marine educational game design course. In just 15 minutes of strategy application and logical thinking, you can experience the latest programming logic and data processing methods.
The Haike Museum stated that with the support of the National Science Council, the Haike Museum is the first to promote girls’ participation in science learning and exploration with the “Exploration and Practice in the Nursery Area for Female High School Students”. And in view of the special geographical and current conditions in the northeast corner, it is an area that many marine organisms must pass through for migration.
This time, the research is especially conducted on sea turtles in the tidal environment conservation area. Sporadic individuals appeared in the form of passers-by. After the establishment of the conservation area, through the implementation of the “Exploration and Implementation of the Conservation Area for Female High School Students” project, for the first time, students from Nuan Nuan High School participated in the citizen science action of naming tidal sea turtles.
Through the 2022 underwater photographs of divers and 33 images of sea turtle sightings recorded by the underwater video recorder of the Marine Science Museum, the students carefully compared 60 photos and images in the course, and identified 18 sea turtles that appeared in the conservation District Bay. Through the “sea turtle roll call”, it was found that before and after the conservation of Chaojing Bay, 18 sea turtles that were originally tourists appeared in this bay.
Chen Sufen, director of the Marine Science Museum, pointed out that local fishermen are very aware that sea turtles appear in the northeast corner every year, but before the establishment of the conservation area, they often saw sea turtles being entangled in gillnets near the bottom of the shore and dying. After its establishment, due to the strengthening of the ban on bottom gillnets, the current bottom gillnets have disappeared from the conservation area, so the number of sea turtles has gradually increased in recent years.
The total number of sea turtles in the past five years has been less than 15, but in 2022 alone A record of 18 sea turtles were found in the conservation area in one year. The functions and effectiveness of the conservation area are clearly visible through the efforts of the Marine Science Museum, the City Hall and all marine volunteers.
This special event launched in conjunction with the International Women in Science Day not only encourages girls to engage in scientific research, but also gives more people the opportunity to participate in citizen science and better understand the significance of the bay’s ecological records and the sustainability of marine resources.
NB: This post, from a Meltwater survey, was republished because of the mentioning of IYBSSD
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