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Hello, +Jenny Winder. I'm still relatively new to Google+ and still trying to figure it out so I am uncertain if there is a way to send a private message. However, I just wanted to share something with you. I have viewed many of your posts. I have a 16 year old daughter, Mariah, who loves science and I showed her a few of your posts that were on my feed. Now, every day my daughter asks me, "Mom, may I please get on your Google+ and see if Jenny Winder has posted anything?" As a mother, I would like to thank you for being such a positive inspiration to young ladies like my daughter. Thank you so much! :)
+Tracy G Your kind words have just made my day! Thank you so much. Say "Hi" Mariah for me & if there is anything she is particularly interested in let me know & I will keep an eye open. Also tell her that her Mum is very cool! : )
+Tracy G - You can send a private message by typing a post and then deselecting all your circles (so that nothing appears in the circles box - those who can see the post). Then simply type + sign and the users name. That way, they are the only person who can see that post.
But I'm glad you didn't post privately this time. Love to see great people like +Jenny Winder inspiring 16 year-old girls to pursue science.
Tracy - lucky for her, Jenny posts MANY times a day ;)
Hi Ms. Winder! This is Mariah. I'm so excited you said hello to me. I really love reading all of your posts and like that you have a wide variety of interesting subjects. I'm a sophomore in high school. I currently have a 4.0 unweighted GPA and 4.4 weighted GPA and rank 2nd in my class of 642. Next year I will be able to take more AP courses to increase my weighted GPA in hopes of getting into a good university. Science is my favorite subject! This summer I will be attending science camp. I'm very interested in marine science but hope to build a solid foundation in major science and then get into a good graduate program to specialize. Thank you for being a role model for me and giving me such great reading material on my favorite subject. You're awesome!! HUGS! :)
Hello +Jenny Winder, Mariah was so thrilled when I told her that you said hello. Thank you, +Gale Davy, for the tip. I appreciate it. I'm still finding my way around Google+ and learning about all the features available. Thank you once again, Jenny. You rock! :)
Hello +Tracy G & Mariah! Thank you both for your kind messages. Seems like you have a sound plan action Mariah & your head firmly screwed on the right way! I wish you nothing but the very best of luck for the future. I'll keep an eye out for any ocean science news from now on. Here is something - Plastic Garbage in Oceans: Understanding Marine Pollution from Microplastic Particles
Tracy G & Mariah: I think Jenny found a kindred spirit for you. She just posted an article from NPR called "Getting Drunk on Stars" about a video series on YouTube by a fast talking, fast thinking math geek teen named Vi Hart. The article didn't have a link to Vi's videos, but I looked it up.

Doodling in Math Class: Stars

Search youtube for "vihart" for more :)
Thank you for the link, Mr. Malone. Really cool video. She talks SUPER fast. haha! Thank you for the link to the article on microplastic particle marine pollution, Ms. Winder. I think it will be great if universal guidelines are put in place to identify and record microplastic particles in the ocean. I read an article not long ago about microplastic particles absorbing and transporting high levels of PCBs and other toxins. They did a study on lugworms and found that when contaminated microplastics were introduced it caused a large increase in phenanthrene accumulation in the tissues of the worms. It said that because lugworms are at the base of the food chain it would then be passed on and biomagnified in other marine life. :( Perhaps with more universal guidelines in the study and recording of microplastic particles scientists would be better able to correctly identify the source so maybe policies could be put in place to lessen the threat they cause to marine life? I hope!
I hope you have a great day, Ms. Winder and Mr. Malone. It was very kind of you both to think of me. Some adults, like the 2 of you and Mom just ROCK! Hugs! :)
+Jenny Winder & +Brien Malone .... Thanks to both of you. In case you couldn't tell, the above comment was from Mariah. She's absolutely correct, it was very kind of both of you to think of her and provide her with links that interest her. I told Mariah she could make a Google+ of her own. From what I have seen so far it appears that it would be a bit safer than her creating a Facebook profile. Thank you for encouraging her love of learning! Have an amazing day!
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