Approximately 100 sixth graders from Morehead City visited the Marine Laboratory to learn about marine science and experience a college campus. Six learning stations covered different aspects of marine science from fisheries to marine mammals to remote sensing. The Sarah Loftus, Courtney Swink and Bailey Slagle of the Marine Microbe Group described the importance of algae (phytoplankton) for natural ecosystems as well as the current research in the group to develop algae as a sustainable source of food and fuel. Students made media, started cultures and even tasted some algae cookies. Yum!