Archive for June, 2011

Naui Scuba Diver Course, Class 4

Only 1 class to go until the open water dives and our first fully certified Schoobents!  Here are some pics and videos from their 4th session:

Getting serious in class.

Breeding healthy divers.

Answering one of Rolman's many awesome questions.

The first ever Schooba Academy water bottle! Super huge thanks to Rob V. for the gift.

The kids, trying to look cool ... Rolman not doing very good.

...And blowing it completely. ...Especially Rolman.

The totally awesome mentors.

Getting good at this whole scuba thing.

Out of air emergencies: Alternate air source ascents.

Lookin' good.

Listening to Instructor Jimmy, going over Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascents.

And then practicing them.

Quincy looking comfortable waiting for his turn to go.

And a short video of the Schoobents practicing their skills:

DLT Foundation grants $500 to Schooba!

The DLT Foundation provides funds to organizations and individuals that transform and affect the quality of the way people live.  A super huge thanks to them for supporting our Schooba Mentor program!

3rd attempt of me trying to take a picture of myself with the DLT check. ... Artistic or photographically impaired?

Naui Scuba Diver Course, Class 3

3/5 in the books.  Check it:

A classroom session to start, of course.

Boyle's Law? Yeah, we know that.

Getting ready to set up our gear.

Rolman, confident with the attachment of his regulator.

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. Scuba is all about the teamwork.

Gideon, with a nice Giant Stride Entry.

John, with some good buoyancy.

Rolman, demonstrating a killer fin pivot.

Lining up for an underwater lap.

Gideon, neutrally buoyant.

"What you doing?" "Oh, you know, just practicing my buoyancy."

Quincy: "Man, that was so fun. Hey Dierre, do you think it's possible to surgically implant gills behind my ears like Kevin Costner in Waterworld?" Dierre: "As a science teacher, I think I'm obligated to tell you no." Quincy: "Dang. Guess I'll just settle for scuba."

Schooba partners with NYSMEA

NYSMEA, the New York State Marine Educators Association, “exists to promote marine awareness and encourage the growth and exchange of instructional resources within the scientific, commercial, and educational communities.”  …Sounds good to us!

Check us out in their partners page

 

Coffee Shop Advertising

Do we have flyers!?  … Um, yeah.

Hangin' out at Cafe Grumpys (Greenpoint)

Our awesome flyer

Naui Scuba Diver Course, Class 2

Pics from the second class of our certification course:

Quincy on the train, studying before class.

Quincy in class, learning about the Eustachian tube

Learning the science of scuba.

Instructor, Paul Bardo

Yes, there will be a test.

JB, looking cool in his swim cap.

You wanna dive? ... You can carry your own equipment.

Learning to assemble the equipment.

Rolman checking his equipment.

Juan and Quincy doing the same.

Quincy, about to take his first breaths on the SCUBA

Learning to trust our equipment. Notice we're not wearing any masks.

Breathing ... underwater ... with no masks.

Juan so comfortable and trusting he's dozing off.

And lastly, a random pic of a little surface swimming.

World Science Festival

The 2011 World Science Festival was a five day festival with over 50 events in NYC.  On Sunday, 6/5, the festivities came to a close with a bustling street fair in Washington Square Park.  Schooba presented at the Science of Underwater Exploration booth, where we exhibited 6 household experiments that teach standards-based science through scuba diving.  Have a look at some of our pics from the event.

A bustling event.

The alley of our booth ... yes, I'm poetic.

The West Lab.

So bustling, I couldn't even get a head on shot of the sign.

Science of Underwater Exploration

Behind our booth

Not just a children's show

Teaching science through SCUBA

Kid 1: "Ughh, I'm just so fed up. Why won't anyone teach me what science is involved in underwater exploration?" Kid 2: "Hey! Look over there!"

Science from higher altitudes

Answering questions

The Cartesian Condiment

Oooooo

Cloud in a bottle

Increasing the pressure

And BAM! ...A wow moment.


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