COSEE-New England

The Newsletter of COSEE-NE

February 8, 2008

vol 5, no 3

In This Issue
Reports, Publications and Announcements
Online Ocean Education Resources
Jobs in New England
Grants and Awards
Seminars, Workshops, Online Courses
Student Opportunities
NEwswave Schedule

COSEE at NSTA On Saturday, March 30, as part of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Boston, at the Convention and Exhibition Center, there will be a full day of COSEE-related presentations. At 11:00, Diana Payne and Lauren Rader will present an overview of the New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC), including the common mission and goals, operating
procedures, and the successes and shortcomings of the inaugural Ocean Science Literacy summit and plans for the next one. Anyone interested in joining the organization, starting a similar local, regional, or national partnership, or learning about translating research into educational materials is encourage to attend this presentation. Then at 2:00, Harold McWilliams will present COSEE-NE's program Telling Your Story, Bringing Authentic Ocean Science to the Classroom. All COSEE presentations will take place in the Provincetown Room. For more information on the conference and the schedule, visit online.
Reports, Publications and Announcements

Opportunity for Teachers to Learn GIS and GPS
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided funds for CoastLines, a project that will offer 90 science teachers from around the nation to have an opportunity to explore how scientists use technology to monitor the ecology of ocean coastlines during the next three years. The project's goal is for 30 teachers each year to learn to use geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) to investigate ocean research conducted by scientists at four sites of NSF's Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) network. Since 1980 NSF has been monitoring 26 marine LTER sites, scattered across coastal United States, Antarctica, and French Polynesia.

NSF Budget Request The National Science Foundation proposes a Fiscal Year 2009 investment of $6.85 billion to advance the frontiers of research and education in science and engineering. The Budget Request to Congress includes an increase of $822 million (14 percent) over the FY 2008 level. Read the NSF summary.

Extension, Outreach, and Education Report Available for Comment NOAA's Science Advisory Board has published the preliminary report of the Extension, Outreach, and Education Working Group's external review of NOAA's activities in extension, outreach, and education activities for public comment.  Comments must be received by February 15, 2008. Read the report and submit comments.

The National Sea Grant Library Survey
The National Sea Grant Library (NSGL) is conducting a survey to gather information regarding its library and services. The information you supply in this short survey will help NSGL better understand the needs of its patrons and assist in planning future directions. To access the online survey, click here.

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. Find out more online.

NSF Year in Review The National Scence Foundation has published a look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities from 2007. Read the report.

Coastal Decision Making ReportThe Coastal States Organization, the Coastal States Stewardship Foundation, and the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET) have released Strengthening the Application of Science in Coastal Decision Making. This report - based on multiple surveys, focus groups, and workshops conducted in coastal regions around the United States - identifies land use, habitat, and coastal hazards as the top three priorities for coastal resource managers.

New Ecosystem Based Management Newsletter The second edition of the new newsletter Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) (Vol. 1, No. 2) has been published by Marine Affairs Research and Education (MARE), a not-for-profit corporation, in association with the University of Washington School of Marine Affairs, Seattle, Washington. To read current or past issues or subscribe to the newsletter, visit online.
Online Ocean Education Resources

New Oceanographic Education Journal
NOAA and NASA have teamed up to produce
Rising Tides, a new oceanographic education journal for high school science teachers and students that focuses on the biological aspects of coastal oceanography with an emphasis on research technology. It offers a collection of cutting-edge research articles as well as classroom and laboratory activities, scientist interviews, further reading, and links to oceanography topics.

Estuaries SciGuide NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System and the National Science Teachers Association have developed The Estuaries SciGuide, a science guide and classroom resource for science teachers. This resource on estuaries has been pre-evaluated and aligned to the National Science Education Standards. The guide is free, but registration is required.

Explorations Magazine The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has created a new monthly online magazine, Explorations, which covers ocean and earth science news to inform and educate the public, alumni, and the scientific community about ongoing research and events.

New Ecosystem Based Management Tools Resource The Biodiversity Informatics Facility at the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation has released a new section of their web site on Species Distribution Modeling.  The new Species Distribution Modeling site provides a comprehensive guide covering the theory of distribution modeling, how to develop and test a species' distribution model, how to interpret model output, and case studies. The new site also includes links to online resources that are freely available, including data sources and software tools. Visit the new site.

Adaptations from the Depths 
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary offers its Adaptations from the Depths curriculum. The full curriculum text, including reproducibles, are downloadable. Additional materials for this curriculum include full color posters of animal camouflage and a DVD of an octopus moving about on the reef in the Sanctuary, which can be mailed to you upon request, at no charge.  Send an email with your mailing address to to request the supplemental materials.

Broadcasts from Monterey Bay Dr. Robert Ballard's Immersion Presents will broadcast live from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California from March 2-7, 2008.  Live video feeds and educational materials will be available on as the expedition team explores many of Monterey Bay's ecosystems, including estuaries, kelp forests, and deep submarine canyons. Visit online.

Microbial Life
The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College offers Microbial Life, focusing on the ecology, diversity, and evolution of microorganisms. Learn about marine microbes and extremophile microbes that live in inhospitable environments, e.g. deep sea vents. Explore the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone and red tide through case studies. Find out about microbial observatories and extreme environments.

Our Environment and Ocean Literacy The National Geographic Society has expanded its Our Environment & Oceans for Life website.  The website provides facts, news, and classroom activities for all teachers and their students.  Some resources include a multimedia teacher's toolkit; tools and resources to instruct students on the importance of a healthy environment; actions to help preserve the environment; expert scientist reports; and more.
Jobs in New England (and beyond)

Outward Bound Facilitators, Wilderness Instructors Boston Thompson Island Outward Bound has openings for Spring Education Facilitators and Summer Wilderness Instructors. Visit online for more information.

Oceans Team Director New England Environmental Defense, a national nonprofit organization, is seeking a Program Director for the New England Region Oceans Team. Responsibilities include advancing work to restore the region's fishery resources and make sustainable fishing practices and conservation the most economically sound way of doing business. See the position announcement.

Summer Jobs on Cape Cod The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Falmouth has numerous summer openings. For more information, visit online.

Marine Ecologist Boston The Nature Conservancy is seeking applicants for a Marine Ecologist in Boston. The Marine Ecologist will be working with the region's Marine Conservation Director to develop and implement the Eastern U.S. Region's Marine Conservation Program. The priority in the first year will be to work with Conservancy Chapters throughout the region to complete the marine ecoregional assessment. For more information, see the full job announcement.

NERRA Executive Director Washington DC The National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA) is seeking a new Executive Director. NERRA supports, advances, and represents the interests of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), a network of 27 protected areas established for long-term research, education, and stewardship. For more information on NERRA and a full job description, visit online

Maryland Coastal Bays Program Openings  The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) seeks highly qualified candidates for the positions of Executive Director and Development Director. The MCBP, one of 28 National Estuary Programs across the country, is a partnership of federal, state and local governments, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the general public working together to restore and conserve the Maryland Coastal Bays.  This full-time position is based in West Ocean City on Maryland's Atlantic Coast, and is responsible for directing the implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Coastal Bays and watershed. More information on the job opportunities is available online.

Grant Management Specialist Georgia The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Management Program is seeking a Grants Management Specialist to join its team in Brunswick, Georgia. The successful candidate will oversee the Coastal Incentive Grant Program that passes through $1.1 million annually, and will provide fiscal oversight for the Program's federal (NOAA and EPA) grants. For more information on this position, or to obtain an application, visit online. The deadline for application is February 12, 2008.
Marine Science Instructor California The Ocean Institute seeks a marine science instructor. The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 78,000 K-12 students and 6,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute's 61 award-winning, immersion style programs. To learn oceanography and science, students voyage onto the ocean, sort through live specimens, observe migrating whales and collect scientific data. For more information visit online.

Curriculum Developer California The Multicultural Education for Resource Issues Threatening Oceans (MERITO) program at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is expanding its education content on environmental emerging issues and resource protection strategies for 4th-8th grade level students to use in the classroom and in the field. They seek a curriculum developer to create educational curriculum for a module for the MERITO Academy curriculum/activity guide, to solidify student and teacher awareness of their personal connection to the ocean. This module will be used at both sanctuaries and will include lesson plans on the following topics: climate change, marine debris, habitat loss, overfishing and by-catch, and finding solutions. For more information on MERITO visit online. Interested applicants may contact

Grants and Awards

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the Nation's human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This program provides educational opportunities for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, K-12 Educators. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines online.

Graduate Program in Diseases of Marine Organisms at the University of Rhode Island.
The University of Rhode Island is offering fellowships to support the training of 3 Ph.D. students in the area of Diseases of Marine Organisms (DIMO). This program is supported by the USDA CSREES National Needs Graduate Fellowship Program, the Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station, Rhode Island Sea Grant, and the University of Rhode Island. The goal of this interdepartmental program is to generate experts able to apply the tools of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics to identify the molecular and ecological mechanisms of disease in the marine environment and capable of addressing the complex scientific, social, and economical issues related to the management of infectious diseases in a rapidly growing aquaculture industry. Applications are due April 15, 2008. For more information about the program, contact Dr. Marta Gomez-Ciarri.

Earthwatch Fellowships Earthwatch awards fellowships to K-12 educators and also high school students within public and independent schools. Educators and students will participate as team members on one of over 100 research expeditions studying anything from climate change to ocean sustainability, even anthropology. Applications submitted by February 15th will be given preference in the review process, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter. Inquiries can be sent to For the most up to date information and an application on Earthwatch's educator programs, visit the website.  For information and applications for available student fellowships visit online.
Marine Policy Fellowships
Your local Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2009 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. This one-year program is open to any student enrolled in a graduate or professional program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a U.S.-accredited institution of higher education. The program, sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, DC area, for a one year paid fellowship. Applications are due by February 29, 2008.

Environmental Literacy Grants for K-12 Education
NOAA's Office of Education is requesting applications for environmental literacy projects in support of K-12 education.  Funded projects will be between 1-5 years in duration and will promote changes in K-12 education to expand the amount of Earth System Science taught in the classroom and improve student learning and application of that subject.  Successful projects will catalyze change in K-12 education through development of new programs and materials, by revision of existing programs and materials, by supporting transformative methods that expand or lead to the expansion of the use of Earth System Science in K-12 classrooms, and provide opportunities for the application of that knowledge to environmental issues relevant to the target audience. The deadline for pre-proposals is February 20, 2008; full proposals are due June 25, 2008. For more information visit online.
Seminars, Workshops, Online Courses

Ecosystem Management Tools Webinar
The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network and the Duke University Marine Ecosystem-Based Management Tool Innovation Fund are pleased to announce that they will host a live webinar presentation featuring the new Marxan Enhanced Users' Manual coordinated by the Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Organization (PacMARA); and Marxan's future: software developments and more - presented by Professor Hugh Possingham from The University of Queensland. The webinar will be held online Tuesday, February 12, at 4 pm Eastern Standard Time for the US and Canada. For more information about the presentation, contact Sarah Carr. To sign up for announcements of future EBM tool demonstrations, sign up for EBM Tools Network updates online.

Global and Environmental Change Course
Register for the Global and Environmental Change Education course at the  University of Rhode Island and receive 3 graduate credits. Course starts February 27 and will meet Wednesday evenings, 4-6:30 pm.  Registration must be made through the Narragansett Bay Classroom Registrar (do not register through e-Campus). See the OMP website for more information.

Using the Atlas of Science Literacy Workshop
AAAS Project 2061 is offering two sessions of its professional development workshop 
Using Atlas of Science Literacy in Washington, DC, March 11-13 and October 15-17. Designed for K-12 science teachers, curriculum specialists, and other educators, the workshop demonstrates how participants can use the conceptual strand maps in Atlas 1 and Atlas 2, along with other Project 2061 resources, to enhance their own understanding of science literacy and take a benchmarks-based approach to helping all students achieve literacy in science, mathematics, and technology. Atlas of Science Literacy is co-published by AAAS and NSTA. For more details and a registration form, visit the workshop information page. Additional workshops will be scheduled throughout the year and around the country.

Island Ecology Field Study A Massachusetts Marine Biology teacher is trying to assemble a group of interested K-12 teachers for a week of island ecology field study in the Bahamas, on San Salvador Island. She has been on three such trips and highly recommends it. For more information visit online or contact Gloria Rice.

Plan Your Summer with the Bridge The Bridge contains summer opportunities and year-round courses, workshops, and other programming for educators and students. The summer is a great time for students and teachers to learn outside of the classroom, meet new friends and colleagues, and see new places. Each program on the Bridge is complete with a link and brief description. Those with new, exciting summer programs that are not currently found on the Bridge are encouraged to submit their website for inclusion. For online resources visit The Bridge, Educator Summer Programs,  Student Summer Programs.
AAAS in Boston The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is coming to Boston next week, February 14-18. Included are free family science days, exhibit halls free and open to the public, and reduced student rates. Visit the online site for more information.

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force There will be a U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) Meeting in Washington D.C. from February 26-29 at Baird Auditorium, at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The meeting marks ten years of collaborative research, management, and conservation of coral reef ecosystems. The USCRTF will assess their collective efforts and accomplishments, highlight remaining needs and challenges, and begin to develop a foundation for a renewed commitment to action. For more information visit online.

Ocean Sciences Meeting  On March 2-7, the 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting From the Watershed to the Global Ocean will be held in Orlando, Florida. Join limnologists, oceanographers, and educators to discuss water and the interconnections between the land and the sea.

NSTA Boston The NSTA national conference is coming to Boston March 27-30. Early bird registration will save you up to $119 and ends TOMORROW February 8. Register here.  For a printable program preview (PDF), visit here. For general information about the conference, visit here. For information on Informal Science Day, visit here. And don't forget to add the COSEE-NE presentations to your schedule! (see the top of this newsletter)

SENEME Call for Presenters The Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME) are once again hosting the Long Island Sound Educators Conference on May 2, 2008 at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, and are calling for presenters. This full day conference is focused directly on topics addressing Long Island Sound and the coastal environments. The keynote presenter for the conference is Dr. Carmela Cuomo, a lobster researcher from UNH; she will be discussing the recent history of the LIS lobster population. Visit online for the Call for Presenters form on the SENEME website.

Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Week  The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) will sponsor the 3rd NBI Week on Nantucket, Sunday, May 25 to Saturday, May 31, 2008. The NBI is a collaborative of Nantucket's leading conservation organizations together with universities, non-governmental organizations, and individual partners on and off-island acting to inventory and monitor the many species of plants and animals found on the island and to educate the community about Nantucket's rich local biodiversity. The NBI seeks scientists and naturalists to visit Nantucket to conduct biodiversity surveys in their area of expertise. Participants can spend as little as a day or up to the full week or more on island. Deadline for Registration is April 25, 2008. More information available on the NBI website.

NMEA Call for Presentations The National Marine Educators Association and the Georgia Association of Marine Education invite you to submit presentation proposals for NMEA 2008:  One World, One Water, to be held in Savannah Georgia, July 21-24, 2008. Conference themes include The International Year of the Reef, ocean literacy, fisheries, and southeastern estuarine ecosystems. The program committee seeks a diverse group of presenters that includes researchers, educators, resource managers, and others to share ideas, programs, and current trends in marine and aquatic education and research. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2008. Submit proposals by visiting the  conference website. You may also register for the conference online.

Association of Zoo and Aquariums Annual Conference The 2008 Association of Zoo and Aquariums Annual Conference will be held September 15-18, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The program committee is accepting program proposals for sessions and posters for the conference in a variety of program tracks, including education.  The deadline for submission is March 28, 2008. For more information visit

International Marine Conservation Congress The Marine Section of the Society for Conservation Biology is announces the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) - Making Marine Science Matter, May 20-24, 2009, George Mason University, Washington DC.The IMCC will be an interdisciplinary meeting that will engage natural and social scientists, managers, policy-makers, and the public. The goal of the IMCC is to put conservation science into practice through public and media outreach and the development of science-based deliverables (e.g., policy briefs, blue ribbon position papers) that will be used to drive policy change and implementation. A call for proposals will be sent out after March 1 with detailed instructions for abstract submittal and descriptions of requirements for Symposia, Workgroups, and contributed papers and poster. Visit the conference website for more information.
Student Opportunities

MTS Student Scholarships Available The Marine Technology Society has many scholarships available to high school, college undergraduates and graduate students enrolled full time in marine technology, marine engineering or marine science related fields. The deadline of April 15, 2008, for postmarked applications is fast approaching, so apply now to take advantage of these annual awards. Applications are available at the Marine Technology Website.If you have questions contact Suzanne Voelker or Mike Hall.

Career Opportunities in Marine Sciences The annual Career Opportunities in Marine Sciences (COMS) program for students and faculty from Boston area secondary schools will be held on Friday, March 7, 2008 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. There is no charge for this program; however, attendees must register in advance.  
COMS is a presentation of the Boston Sea Rovers in collaboration with Harvard University's Environmental Management Program. Come learn about exciting and varied career opportunities available in and around the ocean environment. There will also be an opportunity to apply for course scholarships to attend an Ocean Environment class at Harvard and an update on the Scalli Internship Program. For more information or to register your class, contact George Buckley or Vin Malkoski.

Marine Ecology Lab Internships Alabama The Marine Ecology Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab has two summer and two fall 2008 internship opportunities available to qualified undergraduates or graduating seniors looking for experience in marine ecology. They seek applicants to help conduct research on several projects focused on seagrass restoration and monitoring, juvenile snappers and gag grouper habitat assessment, and ecosystem services of restored oyster reefs in Mobile Bay.

Science Communication Internship California The National Park Service is seeking 4-5 motivated individuals to assist developing communication and multimedia outreach products for the San Francisco Bay Area Network (SFAN) Inventory and Monitoring (I & M) program, the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center (PCSLC) at Point Reyes National Seashore, and NOAA's Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The programs work together to develop and implement a cutting-edge science program for the National Park Service that supports effective land and ocean management decisions. Contact Ben Becker
Director, Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center or visit online and click on Science and Research. Also visit the SFAN I & M website.

Marine Science Summer Program in Australia  AustraLearn offers marine science courses abroad. AustraLearn is a study abroad organization based in Colorado that has specialized in international education programs in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji for the last 18 years. They are open to students attending college or university in the USA or Canada, who are of at least sophomore standing and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Open to any major, as long as students have at least 1-2 college-level biology courses. Also open to graduate students and adults interested in these topics. For more information, visit online

We are happy to include events from around New England. If you would like your organization's event published here, please send the information to the editor, Catherine Cramer. Thanks!

Blue Lobster Bowl
On February 9, MIT Sea Grant will co-host the 11th Annual Blue Lobster Bowl (BLB), one of 25 contests conducted around the nation each year as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). Sixteen teams from across the state will participate in the BLB. The NOSB seeks to generate student interest and excitement about science and the oceans and give young people a chance to examine marine science as a field of study and possible career path.

Northeastern Lectures
Northeastern University Marine Science Center Evening Lecture Series presents on February 12 at 7:00pm, Dr. Matthew Bracken, Assistant Professor of Biology at Northeastern, will give a lecture on Consequences of Biodiversity Loss for Marine Ecosystems.
The Marine Science Center is at 430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908. For more information contact Tracy Hajduk

Presentation on Antarctic Research at URI In November 2007, oceanographers from the University of Rhode Island and Scripps embarked on a nearly month-long voyage that deployed moorings across Drake Passage. On Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 4:30 pm, K. Donohue, one of the project scientists, will discuss the science behind the experiment; and Mark Goldner, a science teacher who participated in the field work, will provide his perspective on life at sea. The talk will be held at URI's Narragansett Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Auditorium. Also hear from Maryann Scholl, of the Office of Marine Programs, about her adventures on the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit online for registration information. This lecture is part of a series of events throughout 2008 hosted by SENEME and its members to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Visit online for information about upcoming events.
NEwswave Schedule

The next issue of NEwswave will be sent February 28, 2008. Please send announcements and news to the editor, Catherine Cramer.
Include Your News in NEwswave!
Send news and announcements of interest to the New England Ocean Science Education community to the editor, Catherine Cramer.

OL Moment
Ocean Literacy  Essential Principle #7: The Ocean is Largely Unexplored

Marine scientist
Nikki King, from the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab, spotted six strange fish during a deep sea research expedition. After painstaking work with three taxonomy experts, she discovered the fish were - until now - completely unknown to science.

The fish were among marine life landed by the team during a trawl of a stretch of the darkest depths of the Southern Indian Ocean aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery.

The scientists were carrying out research for the Benthic Crozet project, a major exploration of the waters and ocean dwellers off the Crozet Islands.

Find out more

Ringtones of Note
Endangered Species Ringtones

The Center for Biological Diversity offers free endangered species ringtones and phone wallpapers, a collection of high-quality, authentic sounds and images of some of the world's most threatened birds, owls, frogs, toads, and marine mammals.
 Check them out online!

VideoCast of Note
National Geographic's State of the Earth
This series of environmental videos has a group focused on water. View the videos.

Coral Reef Site
The World Ocean Observatory  announces the launch of their latest online event Coral Reefs

New NOAA Seminars Site

The "One NOAA" science discussion seminars has a new online public access web page.

SeaWeb Publications
The latest issue of SeaWeb's Ocean Update
 is available here.

Other recent SeaWeb Marine Science Reviews include information on fish and fisheries, pollution, climate change, and marine and coastal birds. Visit online
to register for SeaWeb publications.

Ocean News Digest
Breaking Waves is a daily digest of ocean news from more than 200 media sources around the world compiled by the World Ocean Observatory. To subscribe or read the current issue, visit online.

Salt Marsh Monitoring Handbook
Coastal Zone Management
has published the Volunteer's Handbook for Monitoring New England Salt Marshes
to help local volunteer groups collect and record data on salt marsh health in a consistent and scientifically sound manner. This 100+ page handbook includes chapters on salt marsh monitoring, New England salt marshes, study design, and monitoring plants, invertebrates, fishes and crabs, birds, salinity, and tidal hydrology. To order a hard copy, email your request here.

New SeaGrant Publications
The Sea Grant new acquisitions list for January 2008
is available online
Copies of these documents are usually available from the originating Sea Grant program originating Sea Grant program
or may be borrowed from the National Sea Grant Library National Sea Grant Library Many of these titles are also available online (or will be in the near future).

Massachusetts Bays Window
The Winter 2007-2008 issue of Massachusetts Bays Window,
the quarterly eNewsletter from the Massachusetts Bays Program (MBP), is now online. This issue features pieces on Cohasset's Watershed Academy, flooding in Peabody and Salem, and the RiverWatch Sampling Program on the South Shore. To receive future issues, send a blank email here.

Gulf of Maine Monitor

The December 2007 issue of the Gulf of Maine Monitor
is now available online. Produced by the Coastal Ocean Observing Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), the Gulf of Maine Monitor is a quarterly review of observation and analysis in the western Gulf of Maine. This issue highlights the importance of high calcium carbonate levels, a coordinated effort to measure estuarine water quality, and water currents in the Gulf of Maine.

The Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME) is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

SENEME is once again hosting the Long Island Sound Educators Conference on May 2, 2008.

For more information on this and other 2008 SENEME events visit online.

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Send your news and announcements of interest to the New England ocean science education community to the editor, Catherine Cramer.

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