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Massachussetts Marine Educator’s upcoming events

MME Annual Meeting in Woods Hole
Register now for the Annual Meeting and Conference at WHOI
Please mark your calendar for MME’s 41st Annual Meeting and Conference in Woods Hole at WHOI’s Clark Building, Quissett Campus, which will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 8:30am to 4:15pm.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
  • Kara Dodge, WHOI Guest Investigator
    Insights into Leatherback Behavior using Tags, Cameras and Robots
  • Ken Kostel, WHOI Web Science Writer/Editor
    Hands Across the Water: Introducing Students to Science at Sea
WORKSHOPS
  • Seabird CSI: Using Chemical Tools to Study the Biology of Seabirds
  • How Do We Explore?
  • Turtle TLC: Using Sea Turtles, Cape Cod Sea Turtle Strandings, and Turtle
  • Tour of WHOI’s New High Speed Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
  • Using Atlantic Salmon Telemetry Data and Developing Stream Obstruction Bypass
  • The Educational Whale Watch
  • Discovering Oceanography and Meteorology with Real-Time NERACOOS Buoy Data
RECEPTION
  • All are invited to a networking reception at SEA Education immediately following the conference.
For more information, including descriptions of each session and an event flyer, please visit our website! Please help us to spread the word about this exciting event.
MME Marine Art Contest
The annual MME Marine Art Contest is now underway, and the theme for this year is “Exploring the Marine Biodiversity of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.” There are five contest divisions: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, scientific illustration, and computer graphics.
Winning entries will be posted on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary website (http://stellwagen.noaa.gov), as well as used by the sanctuary and MME in their outreach programs. Notification and certificates will be sent to the participating teachers or individual students at their schools.
Click here for an event flyer and application form. Please share and/or post with your colleagues! Winning entries from 2016 can be viewed here.
The annual MA Marine Educators’ annual marine art contest is underway with a deadline of April 28. All students in grades K-12 are invited to participate. Entry is free. The theme is “Exploring marine biodiversity at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.” Winning art is incorporated into an annual calendar and tours the region in a traveling exhibit. Click here for more information.

Ocean Science & Technology Class Field Trip Opportunity in Woods Hole

Zephyr Education Foundation is once again hosting school class field trips in Woods Hole.
The program consists of a hands-on 1 1/2 hour scientific cruise on Vineyard Sound, time spent in WHOI’s specimen tank room, a tour of one of the scientific docks, and time with our Augmented Reality Coastal Processes Modeling System. Visits to WHOI’s Exhibit Center and NOAA’s Science Aquarium can also be arranged. Each year over 2000 students come to Woods Hole and participate in our program. See our website www.zephyrmarine.org and/or email Rob at rreynolds@zephyrmarine.org

New England Science and Sailing Professional Development Series

Join a NESS Educator on a Professional Development Ocean Science Adventure! New this year; choose between weekday evenings or weekend days. Register for five or more days to receive a 10% discount on a 2016-2017 NESS academic program! Can’t do five days? Receive a 5% discount for participating in at least two days!

Adventure Field Science: Weekend Professional Development; Sundays 9:00-12:00 $60.00/ Session

Would you like to learn how to connect your students to the local marine environment in an innovative and adventurous way? Or how to expand the learning experience beyond the boundaries of the classroom and into the natural environment? Then come and venture out into the field and learn how New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) has been teaching engaging STEM-education in an adventurous way and creating ocean stewards for the last 10 years. Each day will focus on how to successfully guide a group of students through hands-on learning, which is connected and relevant to the NGSS and Ocean Literacy Standards. Participants will meet at each location except on boat days where the meeting location is NESS. Boat days are limited to 6 participants.

Break Out of the Classroom: Weekday Professional Development; Mondays 5:00-7:00 $40.00/ Session

Have you always wanted to do a NESS school program but aren’t sure if it meets your class’s academic goals? This is the program for you! Join a NESS Educator to learn how to expand some of our most popular water based programs into your classroom to engage pre-learning content or continue the learning long after your NESS adventure!

NESS Fest

Sat Jun 24th 11:00am – 3:00pm
New England Science & Sailing Foundation, 70 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378

New England Science & Sailing (NESS) Foundation will be holding their fifth annual NESS Fest on Saturday, June 24, from 11am-3pm, at 70 Water Street in Stonington. This festive event features fun activities including sailing, kayaking, and stand up

Date

Location

Topic

5/7/2017

Barn Island, Stonington, CT

Marsh Exploration and Forest Dynamics

6/4/2017

BOAT DAY – Sandy Point

Bird Population Studies and Snorkeling

Date

NESS Program

Take-Away

4/17/2017

Kayak Adventures

Density Dynamics and Boat Building Activities

paddle boarding. NESS Fest participants are welcome to enjoy ocean adventure activities and giveaways, tour the facilities, meet the staff, and learn more about NESS’s summer programs. No prior experience in water sports is necessary and participants will be supervised by trained and experienced NESS staff members.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 860-535-9362 or visit www.nessf.org.

Boston Harbor & Islands Science Symposium

April 11-12, 2017

Join colleagues from around the region for two days of networking and learning about what we study and how we study the Boston Harbor estuary and islands. The event will feature field trips, a Science Café, keynote presentations, lightning talks, panels, concurrent presentations, and panels. Keynote speakers are Anne Giblin from the Marine Biological Laboratory and Rich Batiuk from the Chesapeake Bay Program. The event is hosted by the National Parks of Boston and the Boston Harbor Habitat Coalition with additional sponsorship from Boston Harbor Now, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program, Northeastern University, and UMass Boston. For more information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/bh-isymposium.

 

Science Cafes return for 2017

Join us at Mead Hall for great discussion of ocean plastics and much conviviality.
Where: Mead Hall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA (Kendall station on the Red Line)
When: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm
Topic: Ocean Plastics
What: Free food, cash bar, great conversations, THREE great speakers:
Keith Cialino – NOAA Ocean Debris Program
Linda Cabot – Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
Jessica Donahue –  Sea Education Association (SEA)

Looking to share a ride to Portland, ME? Post here to find a ride / offer a ride

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Attending the Ocean Literacy Summit?  

Use this post to find a carpool buddy!

This year’s Summit is in Portland, ME. Whether you are coming from further North or from the South, correspond with other attendees by commenting on this post.

To comment, click on the headline above and a comment box will open below the post. See you at the Summit!

 

GrOE Science Cafe March 29th

 

GrOE logoCOSEE OCEAN and Graduate students for Ocean Education (GrOE) is hosting another great evening Science Café on TUESDAY MARCH 29th starting at 6:00 pm.

Take the RED LINE to MeadHall in Kendall Square to nosh while you learn about and discuss BLUE ENERGY: The Promise and Pitfalls of Tidal, Wave and Off-shore

Where: MeadHall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA (Kendall station on the Red Line)

When: Tuesday, March 29th, 2016, 6:00-8:30 pm

Topic: BLUE ENERGY: The Promise and Pitfalls of Tidal, Wave and Off-shore Wind Energy

Featuring three experts directly involved with  ocean energy here in Massachusetts. Learn about the amazingly cool technology being developed and deployed right here in New England to harness ocean-based, clean, renewable energy. What is the potential? What are the hurdles? Is there a market? What is the impact on marine systems?

What: Free food, cash bar, great conversations

Hope to see you there!

Please pass on to any students, interns or recent grads that you know  – and join us yourself!

 

Registration now open! 2016 Global Ocean Science Education Workshop

2016 Global Ocean Science Education (GOSE) Workshop

Co-sponsored by Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and the College of Exploration

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Global Ocean Science Education (GOSE) Workshop, 13-15 June 2016 in Paris, France at UNESCO Headquarters.  A draft agenda for the 2016 GOSE workshop is also available.

Several registrations types include a special discount for COSEE members and single day registrations.

The 2016 GOSE Workshop will focus on the global ocean science education priority topics identified during the 2015 workshop:

  • Climate Change – ocean’s effect on climate and the effect of climate change on ocean systems
  • Fisheries and Biodiversity (including food security)
  • Oceans and Human Health (including coastal resiliency)

The workshop will include an effective practices session on marine related citizen science co-led by COSEE and the European Union’s Sea Change Project.

Register now.

Upcoming Events: Spring 2016

Finding Solutions to Our Coastal Challenges
The public is invited to Salem Sound Coastwatch’s 25th anniversary symposium on “Finding Solutions to Our Coastal Challenges.” Participants can attend one or both days: Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, 8:30-12:30 each day. For a complete agenda and registration information, visit salemsound.org, email info@salemsound.org or call 978-741-7900.
Ocean Science and Technology Field Trips in Woods Hole
Zephyr Education Foundation hosts school field trips in Woods Hole which include a hands-on scientific cruise on Vineyard Sound, time in the specimen tank room at WHOI, and other activities. For more information, please visit  www.zephyrmarine.org or email Rob Reynolds
Calling All Teachers! FREE Day on Hurricane Island April 22, 2016
We are offering a FREE trip to explore and learn more about the programs we offer through the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. If you are a science teacher or would like to learn more about our professional development programs, gaining CEU’s, programs for school groups, and middle and high school summer programs, we want you to come visit for the day! Space is limited! Please email programs@hurricaneisland.net to reserve your spot. Find more information about the day at http://www.hurricaneisland.net/teacher-day/
Interesting Events at Wells Reserve
Digging In: Understanding the Impacts of Cast Seaweed on Coastal Beaches, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Moonlit Beach Hike, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Communicate Climate Science, Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Earth Day Celebration, Friday, April 22, 2016, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
 Registration is open for our  Summer Professional Development Institutes offered in five Massachusetts regions: North Shore, Cape Cod, Metro-South, Merrimack, and Southeast. These programs kick off with an introductory day in June. We are also offering  Professional Development Seminars on March 17th and April 28th.