Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 6:42PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Welcome Maple School and GreenNet Team - How is life on the Island? Chat starts at 7 p.m. - We'll have Ben Waltenberger from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary online to discuss GIS, mapping the Channel and the SSE project. This is Camp Internet's third live Internet chat/broadcast from the Wrigley Marine Institute on Catalina Island.


Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 6:58PM PST (-0800 GMT)
We'll try uploading some photos from a Camp Internet session at the Wrigley Institute a few weeks ago.

Ray, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 6:59PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Welcome back from Catalina Island where we have had a very nice trip over, a wonderful afternoon exploration and good food for dinner. The students should be arriving shortly for the chat.

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:00PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Another photo from an earlier visit.

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:02PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good Evening Ray - how is the weather over there today? Do these Dorms look familiar?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:02PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Everyone, I'm Ben Waltenberger, the Geographic Information System Specialist for NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.Here's an image that people in this morning's chat seemd to get a kick out of. It is an acoustic map of the Santa Barbara Channel. button

Ms. Glenn/Oro Grande School: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:06PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hello from Oro Grande. My classroom was in on your chat today, Ben. The students enjoyed it because they were a little familiar with GIS mapping because of our class on the island with Dr. Bushing. We were on the island about 2weeks previous.

Gregg Black - Greennet Group Leader: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:09PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hello everyone!! I'm typing live from Wrigly's computer lab. We just finished having a delicious order of BBQ'ed chicken, corn, bread, chocolate cake and Orange Hi-C! The greennet kids were spectacular in their observation skills by identifying the idemic and introduced plant life here all around Catalina island. They beat us to it, much before we could identify many of them ourselves. Good eyes! We also witnessed moray eels being 'hand' fed. At least saw about 5 eels, and were they hungry!! Cute suckers! Here are the kids.

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:09PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ms. Glenn, Glad to hear it! I got some really good questions this morning. It sounded like Bill gave the students a great overview!

Ms. Glenn/Oro Grande School: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:10PM PST (-0800 GMT)
My student were so surpised that you knew Dr. Bushing. Sometimes talking through the computer and then actually meeting the person is more than they can fathom.

JOCEL: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:11PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:12PM PST (-0800 GMT)
I have a couple of images that were shot over the SSE operational area this morning from our aircraft: Here is one of the NOAA ship McArthur during sub deployment:

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:12PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Oro Grande - when you were out on the Island what was the most interesting plant you saw? Maple School and GreenNet - what is the most interesting plant life you've seen so far?

Ms. Glenn/Oro Grande School: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:13PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Gregg, did you get any pictures of the eels. My class got some good pictures that we scanned and put in powerpoint presentations

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:13PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Here is one of a couple of blue whales surfacing near San Miguel Island"

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:14PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben - Dr. Bushing demonstrated when we were out at the Institue how he was using GIS to map kelp around Catalina. Is GIS being used to map kelp around the SB Channel Islands area?

Ms. Glenn/Oro Grande School: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:14PM PST (-0800 GMT)
I think that the most intersting plant we saw was the fennel plant of course the mustard was a close second.

Andres, From Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:16PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Marcy and Timothy, we're at Catalina, Island. We're having a great time! Dinner was great. Afterwards, we played ping pong.Do you want to hear about what we saw today?

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:17PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Did you see any dolphins or whales on your way over?

Gregg Black: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:17PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ms. Glenn, a few of our greennet kids did take a couple of pictures of the eels. Tanya, Jonathan, Jovany, and Ana all took pictures of them while they were being fed. I hope we get a few good ones to post on the web soon!! On another note. Carlos, are you there at the family oppertunity center right now?

Camp: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:18PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Andres - Yes - tell us what you explored today

Jessica from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:19PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi, Marcy Thank you for helping us come to Catalina Island. We are having a good time. I wish you were here to have fun.

Jim: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:20PM PST (-0800 GMT)
This is Jim from Valley View. It's great to hear that you are having such a good time. My kids would be jealous. I'm anxious to hear all about it.

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:21PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Camp: Yes, we are actually using our aircraft to do seasonal surveys of the kelp canopies around the island to track areas of persistence. We also are using air photography and satellite imagery to help us find historical kelp, which helps us track things like kelp persistence before and after El Nino.

carlos: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:21PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Gregg; I'm not at the center; i'm at the offic. I couldn't establish a network connction at the FOC. Hi everyone! Hope you're all having tons of fun and larning. Cesar, are you enjoying camping?

Jocelyn from maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:21PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy, I am having a good time. Thank you for letting us come to Catalina Island. Sincerely, Jocelyn

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:22PM PST (-0800 GMT)
When we were last out Sharon, from the Wrigley Institute, showed us Eel Calling. Have you seen that yet?

Jonathan Carrera/ Greennet: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:22PM PST (-0800 GMT)
we did not see any whales, but we did see eels, and seals.

Michael/GreenNet: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:22PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Jumping in here... a wet spring day on Catalina Island... Great hike today looking at the local plant life. Gilberto spotted a young rattlesnake. I was suprised by it's light coloration. I ws also supprised to see an old diving bell in the back lot of the lab. It looked like a genuine antique... a round ball maybe nine feet in diameter with tiny viewing portholes...

Francisco Mota from Maple. : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:22PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Marcy we are having a great time in Catalina island. Thank you for paying our field trip. We all liked the Nature Walk, and we realy liked seeing the Morey Eel.

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:23PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben - what were the updates from the SSE Team today?

Andres, From Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:23PM PST (-0800 GMT)
We saw Gina feed the Morey eel small fish. We saw lots of different kinds of plants, and we tasted them. Wow! some were sour. The mustard plants were hot. We saw a large midden of bones, teeth of a pig or a goat, and many beautiful shells that looked like pearls.

Cesar Guerra / Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:24PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hello Carlos. Yes I am enjoying this trip. Finally I'm camping since you already knew that the thing I wanted to do!!

carlos: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:24PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Great picture of the surfacing whales. Hi Beatriz!

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:24PM PST (-0800 GMT)
How is the weather for the campers? We are in the high desert and we have rain and clouds.

Jovany Guerra / Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:26PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hey Carlos!! Guess what I was close to today? I saw a rattlesnake only about three feet from me! It was a baby.

carlos: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:26PM PST (-0800 GMT)
How was the trip to the island? What are your plans for tomorrow. Is it true that there are cucuees on Catalina?

Ana Velez/ Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:27PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Carlos!! The boat was really fast, and it jumped! I liked it after all!

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:27PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy: The last of the checkout dives were finished today. Sylvia Earle dove today as well. I understand that they got some good underwater footage of the area North of middle Anacapa Island. For those interested, all mission logs can be found at: button

Ms. Glenn/ Oro Grande School: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:28PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Campers from Maple- When you return we will have to set up a chat so we can share what we learned on the island. My class would be thrilled to do that. I was explaining to them today that you guys are our classmates because of how the internet and our Catalina experience has brought us together.

carlos: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:28PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Cool Jovanny. Last year when I was in Arizona for the summer I saw a rattlesnake too, although it wasn't small. It's a good thing that its rattle alerted me that it was there or I might have gotten bit. Sounds like you guys are having a good time. As for me, I'M WORKING IN THE GARDEN!!!

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:29PM PST (-0800 GMT)
We also had the first "live" or non-anchored dive today, with Sanctuary Manager Ed Cassano running a transect in the Anacapa Passage at a depth of ~110 feet.

Ivan,from maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:29PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Marcy. Thanks for helping us come to Catalina Island. We are having a good time. Thanks to you. We liked the cafeteria. The food was very, very delicious. We saw Gina feeding baby fish to the eel.It was so exciting! We really thank you for helping us to come here.

Tanya martinez/Green net: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:29PM PST (-0800 GMT)
No we didn't see the dolphins.But we did see the eels.This time I will go to Catalina Island again.

Gregg Black/ Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:30PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Carlos, what are cucuees?

ERIK, from MAPLE: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:30PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Marcy and Timothy. We are having fun here at Catalina Island. We saw Morey Eels. There were five of them.

Adela from maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:30PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy, I am having a lot of fun. I wish you could be here. Write to you later.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:31PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good Evening everyone - so glad to hear you are safe on Catalina and having a good time learning. One topic that came up a lot on our viit there a few weeks ago was kelp. Who can tell me what you already use everyday that has kelp in it ? ? You use it in the morning and the evening, and in another form you eat it on a cone .. tell me where you think you use kelp or algae every day !

Gregg Black/ Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:32PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben, what exactly are you exploring for?

carlos: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:32PM PST (-0800 GMT)
A cucuee (I'm not sure of the spelling), is a mexican legendary "scary thing." Ask one of the kids or maybe Cesar knows the lgend.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:33PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben - how far from the ship did Ed go today ?

Jovany Guerra / Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:33PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ice Cream!! Shampoo!! Beer.

Andres, From Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:33PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Guess what happened when Gina was feeding the Morey eel? A seagull was trying to steal the fish from the Morey eel.

Wendel - Ojai: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:34PM PST (-0800 GMT)
for Ben - Are there ways you can see the GIS being created used for problem solving at the public level. Is there an actual public use for GIS based data or is it more scientific/research based?

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:35PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Michael/GreenNet - did you get some rain today on the island ? We had sprinkles here.

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:35PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Gregg: This year we are mostly fine-tuning the sub pilots. Two research projects happening though are a survey for deep ocean rockfish and ground truthing areas where we have run acoustic surveys of the seafloor to see how accurate our maps are. Here is what an acoustic map looks like:

carlos: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:35PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ana Iris. You see, Beatriz told you that everything would be o.k. I'm glad you had fun on the boat!

Ray@Catalina: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:35PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben--what data would you like to see posted on our first RAIN GIS layer?

Jovany Guerra / Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:36PM PST (-0800 GMT)
cucui is spelled this way. Jovany says that the cucui is coming for you tonight.

Andres, From Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:36PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Who knows what a boneyard is?

jonathan: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:36PM PST (-0800 GMT)
We did not see any whales but we did see eels and we saw sea lions and rattlesnakes!!!

Ms. Glenn/ Oro Grande School: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:36PM PST (-0800 GMT)
I am very excited for you all. Have a great time on the island.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:36PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Maple Students - tell us what types of plants you saw today - and which are natives, and which were introduced. This is YOUR CHANCE to be the Trail Guides tonight !!! you are now becoming our expert reporters - so tell us what you are learning !

Francisco Melgoza from Maple. : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:37PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Timothy, Gina taught us how to find plants. She also let us taste some of the plants. We saw a helicopter take off.

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:37PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Have you all gotten to visit the touch tank yet?

Ebony from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:37PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy, We saw fish in the water. We saw Moray Eels also and Gina fed them. I like when we went hiking, it was fun.

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:38PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Marcy: I'm not sure of the exact distance today, but while I was onboard pilots were generally staying within a half kilometer of the ship. Wendel: GIS is very much a problem solving tool at the public level. It's used by city planners, surveyers, attorneys, realtors, and environmentalists to name a few.

Francisco Melgoza from Maple. : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:38PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Timothy, Gina taught us how to find plants. She also let us taste some of the plants. We saw a helicopter take off.

Michael/GreenNet: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:39PM PST (-0800 GMT)
I just saw the scanned photo above. Is that the B-29 wreckage that is off Santa Cruz?

William, from MAPLE: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:40PM PST (-0800 GMT)
We hiked on volcanic rock. We tested the musterd flower.

magaly perez/Green net: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:40PM PST (-0800 GMT)
I saw a little snake. I was not scared of the snake.

Everyone at Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:40PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Marcy/Timothy, From everyone... Thanks so much for organizing, and the oppertunity for us to see this island for the first time!! Can we have another trip, or a trip to the Channel Islands?

Jessica from maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:40PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy, I liked going hiking. Thank you for letting us go to Catalina Island. Jessica

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:40PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ray: Have you already started collecting different data? If so, what kind? We are interested in animal and plant locations and numbers, cultural features, geology, etc.

Andres, From Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:41PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy, do you know what a boneyard is??

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:41PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Jovany - what does the cucui like to eat ? my children know the story of the Hairy Man, and how he has a taste for naughty children .. would this be what a cucui likes ? Ghost and monster stories have long been a part of a camp adventure for generations ..... but we don't want to be too scary now .... do we ?

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:41PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben - At the Wrigley Institute we hiked past a group of radar / sonar type devices that are used to bounce off of the atmosphere to measure pollution and ozone. Are you familiar with that setup?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:42PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Actually that's a bomber located off the coast near Cambria, CA. Good eye on seeing that in the image though -- that's one of the neat things that acoustic images help us see, and what makes Bob Schwemmer, our archeologist, a happy camper : )

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:43PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Who can tell us about the geologic history of Catalina ? Have you learned how it was formed by a collision of the tectonic plates ? can you name the plate it was formed from ? And did you see the four rock formations in the cove yet ? what colors were they ?

Jovany / Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:44PM PST (-0800 GMT)
I know that one was an ice-plant.

Ray@Catalina: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:44PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben--we are just at the point of putting up the GIS software. We have many of the underlying layers which provide the background data--streams, political boundaries, streets, etc--but guidance in what we actually do as study projects would be good. What might you consider doing which high school level students could participate in?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:44PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy, I'm not familiar with that setup. Was the radar station a sphere, like a doppler radar tower?

carlos: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:45PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Beatriz, Are you there?

Jocelyn from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:47PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy, I saw feces from a fox.

Christian from Maple. : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:48PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy today we saw eels eating fish. We also saw a helicopter take off.

Michael@Catalina: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:48PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben@noaa: Was that aircraft off of Cambria an L-24 "Privateer" ? Do you have any information on how it crashed?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:49PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ray: Sounds like you guys are working on heavy stuff! The kinds of things we can use help on around the islands are locational attributes like GPS coordinates for stuff like kelp canopy perimeters, sea cave locations, and pinniped haulouts, along with time samples for the flora and fauna (e.g. taken quarterly). Things like accurate and up to date island road and footpath info are valuable too. The road data could be collected by someone driving, riding a bike, or walking with an active GPS data stream being downloaded to a laptop or palmtop.

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:50PM PST (-0800 GMT)
How soon will we see some pictures from some of the dives off the islands?

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:51PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Michael, I'm actually not familiar with the aircraft's designation. You might email our archeologist Bob Schwemmer at robert.schwemmer@noaa.gov he will have the full historical data on that wreck.

carlos: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:51PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi michael. Hope that you are getting some much deserved rest. See you when you get back. I'm out of here in about five minutes. Good night to you all-- learn all that you can. Sounds like you are all in good company.

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:51PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Helen:....Tue,Jun 1, 7:49PM this is Oscar from Maple sister and his mother is trying to talk to him but we can't find him.

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:51PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Walking along the beach at Wrigley we saw beautiful shells and rocks. Learned a lot about the use of soapstone - We look forward to short stories / essays and artwork about what you see and experience on the Island. We'll build it into special Field Journal.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:51PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Jovany was RIGHT ! about ice cream and shampoo having a type of kelp in it - and so does most toothpaste - think about that when you brush tonight ! Also, one of our guides made the kids eat plankton - can anyone guess how you get plankton to eat ? It is what the giant whaless eat too.

Jovany / Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:51PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Marcy cucui is like a ghost and it likes to scare kids like me

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:52PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Was the dive picture question for me? If so, you can see updated images at our SSE web site at: button

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:53PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Miss Ward's class. How's everyone doing. How is the weather there. It was raining here in Northridge. Miss Atkinson from San Fernando Middle Scool.

Jim/Valley View: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:54PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thanks, Ben, for the info on the images.

Ray@Catalina: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:54PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben--let's keep in touch re this--suggestions could be added to what we are doing--up-to-date road information as well as other data which wouldn't be too hard for studnets to gather would be great. E-mail is riveray@rain.org

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:54PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ray - can you please find Oscar from the Maple group - his family is online.

Bernadette/GreenNet: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:54PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Marcy and Timothy! Thanks for organizing this trip for the GreenNet gang. We're all having a great time and learning a whole lot. I think we should try to plan other trips so that more GreenNet kids can participate.

Jovany / Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:55PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hey Carlos are you awake????!!! Hi, Carlos I'm here and having a wonderful day with GreenNet!!! Cesar, whats to know how the gardening is coming along!!! Wish we could help!! Yeah, Right!!!

Mariana from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:55PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy, Thank you for leting us come here. I learned that theres a lot of animals,and everybody is having fun.

Ms. Leticia from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:56PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy, Thank you so much for having all us from Maple School here. We are really enjoying ourselves. Thanks Again Ms. Leticia

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:56PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Andres we read your question , I think we can anser your question . A boneyard is a junkyard for ships.

Benny, from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:56PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy, did you know that some animals died from eating poisonous plants? How can we tell poisonous plants from those that are not poisonous?

Ray@Catalina: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:56PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Marcy-Oscar is writing a message right now

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:57PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ray: That would be great! I can come up with a big list of stuff that's important, but that I don't have the time to get myself, and I'd love to be able to get new data while providing an educational tool for the students...

Oscar from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:58PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Dad and Mommy, I went hiking today and we tasted mustard flowers. We saw bones and shells. I had chicken, potaotes and corn for dinner. It was delicious!

Jonathan Carrera: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:59PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thank you for leting us come to the field trip and I like the roomsm they have beds. I like the lunch it was very good and the cafeteria has games to and it was very fun.

Gregg/GreenNet: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:59PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Who's posting with a blank for a name? They said they were in the desert.

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:59PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Joni - How's it going? When do you come back? T

Ray@Catalina: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:59PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ben-great--we are in the process of developing our curriculum re the GIS capabilities right now--over the next few weeks give us a few ideas to help us put the curriculum together and we'll make it happen

Ms. Ward from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 7:59PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Terry Thanks for joining us from San Fernando. We are having a terrific time here at Catalina. It is much too beautiful for words.

PEGGY FROM MAPLE : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:00PM PST (-0800 GMT)
I am having such a good time with these wonderful students from Maple School in Fontana. They have a wonderful teacher in Mrs. Ward. This is a very learning experience. I am so glad to have been apart of this two day trip.

Ben@NOAA: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:01PM PST (-0800 GMT)
I've got to run, but thanks everyone for the great questions! It sounds like those of you at Catalina had a great time while learning a lot during your trip! If any of you have GIS questions, you can email me at ben.waltenberger@noaa.gov. Also check out our website at button

Ms. Ward from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:01PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Terry, We will be back on Wednesday evening.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:02PM PST (-0800 GMT)
It looks like we have folks from Coachella, Fontana, Northridge, Oro Grande, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Santa Ynez all talking to our Campers on Catalina tonight ! This is a great example of getting past geographic and age barriers to share information online - a true communtiy event ! The students from Maple have some very nice Camp Internet project photos online if you want to see their work, click on button or button to see the work of some of our great Camp students.

Benny, from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:02PM PST (-0800 GMT)
THANKS TO WHOEVER ANSWERED MY QUESTION, BUT I ALREADY KNEW WHAT A BONEYARD WAS, I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF YOU KNEW...AND YOU DO! WOW, ARE YOU SMART!!! YOU SHOULD GO ON JEOPARDY!!

Ray@Catalina: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:03PM PST (-0800 GMT)
RAIN crew--thanks so much for getting this all together tonight. Can you do me a very big favor and make sure you have a digital copy of this chat so I can add it to the journal narrative I write?

William from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:03PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Jonathan, If you are here this is William. Hi I am doing fine and we went hiking. We ate wild flowers. One was lemon and one was mustard, and one was wild seeds. Tell mom to take care of the baby.

Ms. Ward from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:05PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Terry, We will be back on Wednesday evening.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:06PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Campers - When you go down to the cove next, look to the right. The white rock is ash from the volcanic eruption when Catalina was first formed ... and then the red and black layers are the different types of lava that came up from deep in the earth ... all right there on the right side of the cove a you look out towards Two Harbors - amazing geologic story !

Ms. Ward from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:06PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Terry Thanks for joining us from San Fernando. We are having a terrific time here at Catalina. It is much too beautiful for words.

PEGGY FROM MAPLE : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:07PM PST (-0800 GMT)
I am having such a good time with these wonderful students from Maple School in Fontana. They have a wonderful teacher in Mrs. Ward. This is a very learning experience. I am so glad to have been apart of this two day trip.

Silvia: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:07PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hello Bernadette,Carlos, Gregg, Michael, Ray and all you Island Hoppers! Hope you enjoy your Island Expedition. Wrigley is a great outpost located on a beautiful site.

Cesar/ Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:08PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Marcy & Timothy I hope that you could organize more trips for us because we are having a lot of fun//////// I hope that you could be with us to see how much fun we are having/////// Response as soon as possible because the kids really want to know if you could make those arrangements.

Jessica from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:08PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Marcy, Was there really a volcano here on Catalina?

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:09PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ms. Ward - we want to thank you for bringing such enthusiastic kids to the Camp this year - we have enjoyed their contributions, and will have a summer reading project related to the theme of the Sustainable Seas Expeidtion over the summer called "The Deep" that they can participate in and stay in touch with us.

jonathan carrera: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:10PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Timothy I hope we do the same thing tomorrow.

Jessica from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:11PM PST (-0800 GMT)
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Yadira from Maple: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:11PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dear Marcy, When we went on the boat it was fun.We saw a yellow fish. We walk in the mountains.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:14PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Jessica - when we were at Wrigley a few weeks ago, we learned that Catalina was formed in a very different way from the northern channel islands. Catalina was the result of three tectonic plates (pieces of the earth's crust) moving against each other, pulling at each other over a long time, until it ripped open the crust and a volcanic erruption occured, showering first the white ash you can see in the rocks, and then the red and black lava that is on the cove where you are. Later, diotomacious earth was formed by creatures settling down in the sea to the sea floor, and when that was pushed up it became the white earth you see to the far left in the cove. The northern channel islands are actually an extension of a mountain range that had some volcanic activity, but was not primarily volcanic like Catalina was.

Cesar/ Greennet : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:14PM PST (-0800 GMT)
To whom ever this concerns Thanks to all the people who made this trip possible//////

Ray@Catalina: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:15PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thanks again--we are signing off from Catalina and after (I'm sure) a few great adventures tomorrow will see you online in the morning.

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:15PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ray - the interior of Catalina represents some special Habitat that relates to our new Expedition, Exploring the California BackCountry. Is anyone in the group trekking across the Island? This is a photo of an earlier group of Camp Internet kids getting ready to trek overland. Gather everyones impressions of the Habitat(s) on the Island.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:16PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Green Net kids - yes, we have other field trips planned, and need you to work hard with Gregg at the computer acitivties that prepare you for the live trips. When you get back, we want to see you report on this trip in your own field expeidtion log - just ask gregg he will be able to help get you posting your reports online. Then we'll work on getting ready for the next trip !

Greennetkids : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:16PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hey Jonathan how was the food.

Timothy: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:16PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good evening all. Enjoy tomorrow.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:18PM PST (-0800 GMT)
See you all tomorrow morning in the video / chat broadcast live from the touch tank ! We'll be online with you 10-11am, so smile - you'll be on the internet ! your class starts at 9am tomorrow - so try to get some rest tonight !

Greennetkids : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:19PM PST (-0800 GMT)
JONATHAN are you having fun because we are

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:20PM PST (-0800 GMT)
To Ray or Gregg - be sure to print out a copy of the full chat at the printer right there in the lab. One copy for each teacher / leader ( Joan and Bernadette ), and one for you to bring back to the office. Enjoy the twilight in the canyon and cove .. it is such a beautiful location.

Greennetkids : . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 8:20PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good Night

: . . . . Tue, Jun 1, 10:08PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Noemy and Oscar- Oscar's mom and dad Chato, we miss you and hope that the rest of your trip goes as well as it has gone so far, along with your teacher and classmates. Osmin says hello and he misses you a lot. If you have an opportunity to reply please write back. Note: Please say hello to Mrs. Ward for us. We love you so much hoping you come back soon and safely.

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