Science Sunday: NOAA and the Coral Reef Monitoring Program

The National Park Service in Guam hosts Science Sunday presentations, free to the public.  Today’s presentation featured scientists straight off the NOAA research ship Hi’ialakai.  They’re passing through Guam as part of their Mariana Archipelago Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program, a research mission that takes place once every three years to monitor the coral … More Science Sunday: NOAA and the Coral Reef Monitoring Program

Digital Citizenship and the Positive Use of Social Media with Josh Ochs

       My youngest daughter’s online school, Laurel Springs, recently had Josh Ochs present as a guest speaker.  He was fantastic!  He spoke to parents about social media safety and to students about building a positive online image. I highly recommend you check out his website, Safe, Smart & Social, where he posts a plethora of … More Digital Citizenship and the Positive Use of Social Media with Josh Ochs

Skiing in Tomamu, Japan

We recently went skiing in Hokkaido, Japan with a large group of friends and coworkers.  The person who arranged the trip negotiated a great deal on rooms, breakfast, and lift tickets at the luxurious Hoshino Resort in Tomamu.  Our family room was extremely spacious with four comfortable Japanese-style beds along the floor, a living room area, … More Skiing in Tomamu, Japan

Weather Balloon Launch Field Trip

My 10-year-old daughter recently enjoyed a home school field trip to the NOAA Weather Station in Guam.  Since we moved to Guam, she has been attending a distance education program through Laurel Springs School. Her Laurel Springs teacher allowed her to substitute part of her science assignment for the week with a written summary of her experiences. … More Weather Balloon Launch Field Trip