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Educational Passages’ Global Ocean Literacy Program

Somewhere between Portugal and Wales, West sprung a leak in its hull.  Don’t worry. West is an unmanned 5′ sailboat originally launched from Maine, recovered in Portugal two years later, restored, relaunched and found, again, in Wales. Portuguese messages stored in the hull were dried, digitized and shared with the American students who launched the vessel four years prior.   West is one of 80 mini-boats finding their way around the global oceans.  These mini-boats are part of the Global Ocean Literacy Program developed through educationalpassages.com.  Learn more by emailing us at miniboats@educationalpassages.com.

Hurricane Island Summer Programs

The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership provides extraordinary opportunities to discover what it takes to make a difference in the world – as students, scientists, citizens, and leaders! Sitting 12 miles off the coast of Rockland, ME, this beautiful off-the-grid community is an ideal setting for middle and high school programs in science, sustainability, and leadership. Our hands-on 1-2 week summer programs invite students to immerse themselves in the natural world, challenging them to explore and ask questions like trained naturalists in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Programs are small (with a maximum of 12 students) and are led by trained field scientists and educators, providing a level of instructor expertise and maturity you won’t find in other summer experiences. We have programs in Sustainability (HS), Marine Biology (HS and MS), and Island Ecology (HS and MS). Financial Aid is available! No day is complete without hiking, swimming, sailing, or rock climbing. Come participate in our field science and leadership programs and make memories and friendships that last a lifetime! Visit our website, email programs@hurricaneisland.net, or call 207 867 6050 for more information and to register! 
 
 
 
Are you interested in becoming a bird bander? This year Hurricane Island is happy to offer Beginner Bird Banding and Advanced Bird Banding workshops taught by world-class instructors from The Institute for Bird PopulationsBird banding data are useful in both research and management projects. By banding birds, we can identify individuals and track their dispersal and migration, behavior and social structure, life-span and survival rate, and reproductive success and population growth. Visit our website, email programs@hurricaneisland.net, or call 207 867 6050 for more information and to register!

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!

 

Today: Gulf of Maine King Tides Photo Contest

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Today’s the day: go take a photo at high tide!

Join in the second Gulf of Maine King Tides Photo Contest, taking images of the extreme high tide around midday on October 28, 2015. For more details on submitting photos, see their Participate page.

In conjunction with the Contest, communities are encouraged to organize their own King Tides events—helping people envision future changes. These could include photographic excursions, signs marking future sea levels, street theater, and gallery exhibits.

More information at http://gulfofmaine.kingtides.net/

Essential Eelgrass: Ecology of a Vital Resource in Maine’s Coastal Waters

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) invites you to a 1-hr webinar to learn from scientist Dr. Hilary Neckles (United States Geological Survey) about the ecology of eelgrass: its range, its services, its threats, and efforts to preserve it in the state of Maine. She will make a presentation using a concept map that will be made available as a research, curriculum development, and teaching tool. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers following Dr. Neckle’s presentation.

Date: Mar 8, 2012; 3:30 pm ET
Location: Online Webinar
Attendance: Science Teachers and Others Interested in Marine Environments

Click here to register for the webinar.

Learn more about MDIBL’s environmental education programs.

Essential Eelgrass: Ecology of a Vital Resource in Maine’s Coastal Waters

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) invites you to a 1-hr webinar to learn from scientist Dr. Hilary Neckles (United States Geological Survey) about the ecology of eelgrass: its range, its services, its threats, and efforts to preserve it in the state of Maine. She will make a presentation using a concept map that will be made available as a research, curriculum development, and teaching tool. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers following Dr. Neckle’s presentation.

Date: Mar 8, 2012; 3:30 pm ET
Location: Online Webinar
Attendance: Science Teachers and Others Interested in Marine Environments

Click here to register for the webinar.

Learn more about MDIBL’s environmental education programs.

Coastal Studies For Girls Has Fall Openings

Coastal Studies for Girls (CSG) is the country’s first residential science and leadership semester school for tenth grade girls. CSG features a marine science and leadership curriculum, while also offering classes in English, history, math and foreign languages. Students leave their home school and apply to attend our 16 week Fall or Spring Term at our Freeport, Maine campus. CSG accepts applications from girls in the U.S. and other nations, including those currently attending public, independent or home schools. CSG girls share a love of learning, an adventurous spirit, and a desire to challenge themselves. For details and application see www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org

Coastal Studies For Girls Has Fall Openings

Coastal Studies for Girls (CSG) is the country’s first residential science and leadership semester school for tenth grade girls. CSG features a marine science and leadership curriculum, while also offering classes in English, history, math and foreign languages. Students leave their home school and apply to attend our 16 week Fall or Spring Term at our Freeport, Maine campus. CSG accepts applications from girls in the U.S. and other nations, including those currently attending public, independent or home schools. CSG girls share a love of learning, an adventurous spirit, and a desire to challenge themselves. For details and application see www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org

Zooplankton Workshop – Maine

An Introduction to the Ecology and Taxonomy of Marine Zooplankton (June 19-25) Offered by the Humboldt Institute on the coast of Maine. This seminar provides an in-depth introduction to marine zooplankton. Though the emphasis is on morphology, taxonomy and diversity, it also includes discussions on biogeography, feeding, reproduction, development, behavior and ecology. Standard field methods of collection and laboratory techniques needed to identify zooplankton to the species level are taught.
A more detailed description can be found at
http://www.eaglehill.us/programs/nhs/seminar-flyer-pdfs/Gerber.pdf
You may contact office@eaglehill.us for the syllabus or for more information.
Information on lodging options, meals, and costs may be found at http://www.eaglehill.us/programs/general/application-info.shtml
There is an online application form at http://www.eaglehill.us/programs/general/application-web.shtml