We started the program
in January. The class went to the website where we found valuable
information. It was a good resource. The Ocean Distance Distance
Learning Program taught us things we never knew. We learned how
sensitive the reefs are to sea level changes. Also, I learned that
my home in Texas was actually underwater a long, long time ago-more
than a million years ago! I found that to be most interesting.
We learned about what
it was like to cross the equator. The crew that has never crossed
the equator are called pollywogs. When you cross the equator, you
are called a shellback. When the ocean drilling ship crossed the
equator, they (the crew that had never crossed before) had to take
a dip in drilling mud, which was interesting to hear about but also
I also learned that the
sea level changes through time and how coral dies in layers. When
drilling, they dig up core samples that tell us about Earth history.
I have enjoyed being involved in the ODP-Distance Learning Program.