Massachusetts Marine Educators 35th Conference

Saturday April 30, 2011. 8:30am – 4:30pm, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Redfield Auditorium

Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences… The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

From the impact of plastics in the Atlantic Gyre to oil in deepest regions of the Gulf of Mexico, our 35th annual conference will present examples of how science is trying to better understand some of the anthropogenic issues plaguing our seas which drive us to become better stewards of the marine environment. In addition to presenters from the scientific community you will receive classroom materials, complimentary chowder during lunch followed by afternoon workshops and field trips including an oceanography cruise with the Zephyr Education Foundation see for more information. One of our featured speakers will be Dr. Tim Shank of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, who will share his recent work in the Gulf of Mexico which examined the impact of the Gulf oil spill on deep-sea coral ecosystems.

As usual we will have exhibits, t-shirts, our raffle, and awards. Also, please join us for a beverage and snacks reception following the conference at the Madden Center at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole.

If you have any questions contact:

Bill Andrake, Swampscott Middle School: 781-596-8820 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 781-596-8820 end_of_the_skype_highlighting andrake@swampscott.k12.ma.us

for more information: http://www.massmarineeducators.org/whoi2011.php

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