Archive for June, 2009

Environmental Science Summer Camp Tour

Saturday, June 27th, 2009


Environmental Science Summer Camp Tour

Miami, Key Biscayne, and Orlando

Thursday, June 25 to Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tallahassee, FL 32307

The members of the 2009 Environmental Summer Science Camp from the FAMU’s Environmental Science Institute have so far completed their  tour of Everglades State Park and NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center located in Key Biscayne (near Miami) and are headed toward the city of Orlando in central Florida. They are expected to be back in town tonight.

Environmental Science Camp Award Banquet

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009


FAMU Environmental Science Institute

2009 Environmental Science Summer Camp Award Reception
Rattler Den, FAMU Student Union

Wednesday, June 24, 12-2 PM
Tallahassee, FL 32307

The 2009 FAMU-NOAA Environmental Science Institute’s  Summer Camp students (four separate groups) presented their lab projects and their video projects this afternoon at The Rattler Den in Florida Mechanical & Agricultural University’s Student Union Building. About 100 people parents of the students, summer camp staff, graduate students of the Institute and judges of the projects attended the function, reception, and the award ceremony.

VTS and another student were the presiding officers. They first welcomed everyone to the function and invited Dr. Roboinson, Director of the Institute to speak. Following the speech there was lunch. Then the student’s video project were shown and winner (group 4) was announced. Then the science project was presented. Finally the Summer Camp Coordinator presented all the students with their certificates and their trophies.


Father’s Day trip to Wakulla Springs

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Father’s Day trip to Wakulla SpringsSunday, June 21, 2009; 12:00 to 3:30 PMWakulla Springs, Wakulla, FLToday VTS, PKB, and I went out to Wakulla Springs State Park to enjoy the Wakulla Springs. The park is about 21 miles from Tallahassee, FL and takes about 40 minutes to drive. We picked up some swim goggles for VTS and headed to the park. It was a really a hot day. The water level in the spring has also receded a bit.We arrived after paying the entrance fee of $4 (four US dollars) around 12:50 PM and headed to the spring. There the two of them swam for about 1 1/2 hours and by 2:30 PM they were ready to head home.I also needed to pick my car after repair. We arrived home by 3:30 PM and headed to the repair shop. We have plans for dinner  tonight.

Asian Beauty Work Evening at the Brogan

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Asian Beauty Work at the Brogan

Henna & Sari Wearing Demo

Thursday, June 18, 2009
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Tallahassee, FL 32301



Couple of members of the India Association of Tallahassee ( set-up a lecture demo for henna hand painting and sari wearing on the second floor of the Brogan Museum of Art and Science. This was part of the Art on a String: Asian Kites Exhibit currently featured at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Downtown Tallahassee.

About dozen people attended the program. Some of the tried on sari and others had their hands painted with henna.

GIS and Cake

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

GIS and Present

VTS and I looked at GIS software as part of his environmental science summer camp. We also ate yellow layered cake in the evening.

Env Sci Summer Camp

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Env Sci Summer Camp

Environmental Science Institute

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU)

Tallahassee, FL 32307


The Environmental Science Institute at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University ( summer camp sponsored both by FAMU ESI and National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration started in earnest today.