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  • To help teach over 600,000 learners about new genetic research that shows that there may be four species of giraffe instead of just one, the September 25 issue of Scholastic MATH magazine uses the Jacksonville University video Giraffes… Four Species or one?, which was filmed at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and produced by The Science Of... In addition to having our very own Dr. Ouellette as producer, director, editor, and writer, you can see Lucas Meers, a JU marine science graduate (’12) who is now Conservation Program Officer at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, as he explains this research along with Dr. Julian Fennessy, Director of Giraffe Conservation Foundation, and our local giraffes at the Zoo.    

  • Dr. Melinda Simmons attended 'A Teaching with Data Workshop' (New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 19-21, 2017). This workshop brought together undergraduate professors from six states to learn the software and explore pilot content developed by OOI.  


From left to right – front row

Catherine Halversen-Lawrence Hall of Science, Brook Love-Western Washington University, Kristin Hunter-Thomson-Rutgers University, Shannon Wells-Old Dominion University, Walter Cho-Point Loma Nazarene University, Cheryl Greengrove- University of Washington- Tacoma, Melinda Simmons- Jacksonville University, Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert-Stockton University.

From left to right – back row

Alfred Hochstaedter- Monterey Peninsula College, Sage Lichtenwalner-Rutgers University, Walker Smith-Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Chris Perle-Florida State College, Nathalie Reyns –University of San Diego, Susan White-Brookhaven College. 

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