Desktop Calendar Wallpaper - April 2015
With the 2015 Delaware Sea Grant and College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment online calendar, you can bring the beauty of Delaware's coastal resources to your computer screen. In addition to scenic wallpaper for each month, check out the list of notable dates as well as environmental facts, tips, and web links.
If you would like to download this wallpaper, it is available in different sizes.
Just choose a width:
Click here or scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the instructions on how to download the Wallpaper and set it as your Desktop Background.
Working aboard a research vessel is wet—but rewarding work. A Delaware Sea Grant-funded study by University of Delaware Professor Jonathan Cohen aims to analyze and quantify zooplankton species present in the Delaware Bay. Zooplankton are millimeter to centimeter scale organisms that live in water. A diverse and ecologically significant group of animals, they range in size from small copepods the size of a grain of rice to large jellyfish.
This research builds on an earlier zooplankton study in the 1950s by Joanne Daiber, UD’s first female marine biologist. The team performs their research on a vessel named in her honor – the R/V Joanne Daiber. The vessel is designed to function in a range of habitats from the bay estuaries to the shelf break. It is truly a floating laboratory for scientists!
1 – April Fool’s Day – No joke: Sea breezes can spark an afternoon thunderstorm! Teachers and students can learn more with our classroom activity.
19-25 – National Environmental Education Week – Celebrate the country’s largest celebration of environmental education among K-12 students, and visit Delaware Sea Grant’s Education Page to learn about resources, publications and opportunities available to teachers and students!
20-23 – Aquaculture and Fish Tech 101 Workshop – This Gulf Coast workshop provides seafood quality and safety training to increase understanding of important issues related to seafood safety and human health.
20 – Volunteer Recognition Day – Thank you to our volunteers with the University of Delaware Citizen Monitoring Program, the Delaware Aquaculture Resource Center, and docent-led tours of the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.
22 – Earth Day – Be good to our planet today and all year long by preventing trash and other debris from entering the ocean and harming wildlife.
Photo by Doug Miller - Team Habitat Mapping The University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment's Team Habitat Mapping encompasses individuals participating in the Assateague habitat mapping and scallop incident mortality projects under the direction of co-principal investigators Art Trembanis and Doug Miller. Their overall approach is to use advanced sampling technologies and powerful analytical approaches to address critical issues of coastal resilience and resource management.
Once you have downloaded your wallpaper, you can fine-tune its
appearance using your computer's desktop preferences menu (i.e. whether
the image is centered, tiled, stretched to fit the screen, etc.).
Step 1 Click on the link below the image of the month representing the size
that you are interested in. This will open the image in its own window.
Step 2 For PC users:
1. Position your cursor over the image.
2. Click the right mouse button.
3. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer (v. 6.0 or higher), select "Set as Background" from the popup menu.
Step 2 For Mac users:
OSX: Drag the image onto your desktop.
Go to System Preferences and open the "Desktop & Screen Saver" icon.
Under the "Desktop" heading, use the file navigator to add the image to the library.
OS9: Drag the image onto your desktop.
Go to your Control Panel and select "Appearance.
" Click "Set desktop" and choose your new image.