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The Children's Hour
The Children's Hour is Kids Public Radio
Weekly Program
Amy Mayer, the Onboard Outreach Officer for the JOIDES Expedition 397, and research fellow Saray Martinez, Kids Crew & Katie Stone
 Katie Stone  Contact Contributor
Feb. 27, 2023, 2:54 p.m.
This time on The Children's Hour, the Kids Crew get aboard the JOIDES Resolution, virtually, while the ship is at sea off the coast of Portugal. We meet Amy Mayer, the Onboard Outreach Officer for the JOIDES Expedition 397, and research fellow Saray Martinez.

We learn how the JOIDES brings up core samples from the ocean floor, that they then slice, x-ray, and study. Some of the soils they are bringing to the surface are over 300 million years old.

Scientists aboard the JOIDES stay for a short rotation, and collect as much data as possible. The ship is drilling for core samples 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when they are at the drilling site.

The Kids Crew have a lot of questions for Amy and Saray about life on board a scientific research vessel. We also hear a poem by Kenn Nesbitt, from his poetry playground
Mixed with great music celebrating the sea, get to the bottom of the ocean with us, this time on The Children's Hour.

This episode was recorded by Katie Stone at the Sunspot Solar Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, and produced by Christina Stella and Katie Stone.

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Amy Mayer, Producer
Kenn Nesbitt, Contributor
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At The Bottom Of The Sea Download Program Podcast
The Children's Hour get a tour of the JOIDES Resolution, a scientific research vessel exploring the ocean floor.
00:58:00 1 Feb. 27, 2023
The JOIDES Resolution and the Sunspot Solar Studio in Albuquerque, NM
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