For the younger kids section, I created a mascot, Zoey the Zooxanthellae. I am not an artist but how hard can it be to draw a dinoflagellate? And this was who appeared
Hi! I’m Zoey the zooxanthellae..
that’s pronounced zo-zan-THEL-ee.
I had to have sad Zoey that her home is being threatened by coral bleaching:
Then came educational Zoey:
And photosynthesizing Zoey:
I must admit, photosynthesizing Zoey is my favorite. I took the booklet with me to my job interview at the for profit college and, honestly, think it's how I got the job. I had no formal teaching experience but I clearly demonstrated I could explain complicated information at various levels.
Maybe someday I will update the write up for the 6+ years of research that has occurred since I made the booklet and make it a free resource here on the blog. Would anyone be interested in an updated Zoey book? What idea age range do you think I should make it? Any feedback would be appreciated!