COSEE-New England

The Newsletter of COSEE-NE

March 14, 2008

vol 5, no 5

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 am, 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 pm, 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

Report Says Ocean Deserts Are Expanding
A report in the peer-reviewed Geophysical Research Letters says that as sea surface waters warm, the oceans' deserts are expanding more rapidly than predicted. Researchers note that the Pacific and Atlantic ocean deserts, essentially expanses of saltwater with low surface plant life, grew by 15 percent between 1998 and 2007.  The report notes that this coincides with a sea surface warming of about 1 percent per year. The study cautions that due to the short span of time the study was conducted in, it is possible that the change in the oceans is due to a natural cycle. Visit online for more information and directions on how to obtain the full article.

Evaluating Impacts from Informal Science Education Projects 
The report
Framework for Evaluating Impacts from Informal Science Education Projects is available for downloading from the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education. It provides the results from a National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop on evaluating informal education.

NOAA Coastal Needs Assessment 
NOAA Coastal Services Center recently released a new Coastal Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) Needs Assessment. The assessment looks at results from about 250 respondents regarding their EBM knowledge, attitudes, use, obstacles, and data, tools, and training needs. For more information about the needs assessment, contact Steve Gilbert of NOAA Coastal Services Center.

Guide to Building Effective Education Initiatives
SAI (STEM Accelerator Initiative) Guide to Building Effective STEM Education Programs is available from the National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions. The guide can be a useful resource for anyone designing a new education program or conducting a strategic review of an existing program.

Ocean Circulation Changes Affecting Fisheries
Climate change is emerging as the latest threat to the world's dwindling fish stocks, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) suggests. At least three quarters of the globe's key fishing grounds may become seriously impacted by changes in circulation as a result of the ocean's natural pumping systems fading. The findings come in a new rapid response report entitled In Dead Water which maps the multiple impacts of pollution; invasive species infestations; over-exploitation and climate change on the seas and oceans. 

NSTA Announces Science Education Center
NSTA has launched a $43 million, five-year effort to create a national Center for Science Education (CSE). CSE initiatives will promote science literacy, produce the next generation of science education standards, and create a state-of-the-art facility that will allow science educators nationwide to engage in leadership and content-based learning opportunities.       Learn more about the Center for Science Education.
Online Ocean Education Resources

US Seafood Facts features information about 50 of the most commonly harvested and farmed seafood species that are consumed in the United States. The species-specific pages offer information on population size, annual landings, management goals and milestones, life history and habitat, fishing practices, photos, factoids, and nutritional content.

Essentials of Geology Designed to complement a geology textbook, this website includes animations, interactive crossword puzzles, and news articles; many of the materials can be used as stand-alone exercises. The animations cover the Earth's magnetic field, the spread of the sea floor, the formation of ocean crust, and more. 

Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists
The Exploratorium, the museum of science, art and human perception in San Fransisco, celebrates the International Polar Year 2007-2008 by giving cameras to a group of penguin biologists, glaciologists, cosmologists, geologists, and marine scientists working in Antarctica and the Arctic. Visitors can learn about the thoughts and experiences of the scientists working in these two regions.

Watershed Wonders
The Algalita Marine Research Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its watersheds through research, education, and restoration. Their
website offers educational materials available for downloading along with other initiatives.  Watershed Wonders is an educational video series exploring issues in marine conservation, watershed management, and plastic debris.  The series includes standard-based activities and information about water and watersheds for middle and high school classrooms.

Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Museum of Underwater Archaeology introduces students to the work of underwater archaeologists and maritime historians.  Explore shipwrecks, lost colonies, and underwater archaeological projects around the world. Follow the stories of the CSS Alabama, a Confederate ship sunk in battle, and the Industry, a sloop that went down in 1764 while delivering supplies to British troops in Florida.  Learn about the six steps in conducting an underwater archaeology project.  Resources include a teaching kit, a worldwide site map, and more.

National Environmental Education Week April 13-19
National EE Week promotes understanding and protection of the natural world by actively engaging K-12th grade students and educators of all subjects in a week of environmental learning and service before Earth Day. As partners in EE Week, educators have access to: standards-based environmental education lessons and activities; monthly electronic newsletters that highlight the latest EE curricula, professional development, and funding opportunities; and opportunities for online communication and knowledge-sharing with educators from across the country.
Register with the National EE Foundation online.

Jobs in New England (and beyond)

Executive Director Massachusetts The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) is seeking applicants for Executive Director. MACC provides education to and support for Conservation Commissions in the Commonwealth. For more information, email

Teachers/Naturalists Cape Cod The NEED (National Environmental Education Development) Collaborative is hiring 4 full-time Teacher/Naturalists for the 2008-2009 school year.  NEED is a small residential environmental education school, run by three Cape Cod school districts, and is located in a retired Coast Guard Station in Truro, Massachusetts. Each fifth grade class from these districts comes to the site for a three, or five day program. For more information contact  Eleanor Moody.

Research Assistants/Post-Doctoral Researchers Cape Cod 
The Woods Hole Research Center has positions open for Research Assistants and Post-doctoral Researchers with experience and responsibilities in remote sensing and programming to monitor and analyze land-use change and to model ecosystem responses to climate change. For more information, visit online.

Coastal Waterbird Program Seasonal Positions South Shore Massachusetts  The Coastal Waterbird Program of Mass Audubon is seeking a seasonal Field Coordinator to oversee pre- to post-breeding season activities related to management of coastal waterbirds on the South Shore of MA.  There is an additional opening for Crew Leader. Interviews ongoing until position will be filled. For more information, visit online.

Marine Science Instructors Maine The Whale Camp, located on Canada's Grand Manan Island in the mouth of the Bay of Fundy between Maine and Nova Scotia, has openings for summer marine science instructors.

Marine Science Instructors Virginia The Marine Science Consortium is seeking hard-working and enthusiastic people to join the staff as marine science instructors for short-term positions, now through June 30. The facility is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, near Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Instructors work with student groups (4th-12th grade) leading classroom, lab, and field activities in marine science and wetland ecology. Field trips include visits to the salt marsh, open and protected beaches, and a research vessel cruise. Professional development opportunities and opportunities to work with university students and professors may occur throughout the season. Extra teaching bonuses available. Contact Lauren Hvorecny for more information.

Education Program Host Florida Keys The Dolphin Research Center, a not-for-profit education and research facility dedicated to teaching, learning and caring about marine mammals, has an opening for Education Program Host.
For more information, contact human resources.

Vice President Conservation Education Maryland The
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is seeking to fill a new position, Vice President of Conservation Education. The V.P. of Conservation Education reports to the Senior Vice President for Conservation and is charged with advancing the field of zoo and aquarium education and strengthening the conservation education services AZA provides its members. For more information contact Paul Boyle.
Marine Educator California The University of California, Berkeley has an opening for a marine science educator at the level of a Program Representative II in the
Marine Activities Resources and Education (MARE) department of the Lawrence Hall of Science. The MARE unit is a K-8, inquiry-based science program that transforms entire elementary and middle schools into laboratories for the exploration of the ocean. Contact Catherine Halversen for more information.

Executive Director Marine Conservation Council Alaska  The Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is searching for an Executive Director. AMCC is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the long-term health of Alaska's oceans and sustaining the working waterfronts of coastal communities. For a complete job description and qualifications, visit AMCC's website.
Grants, Fellowships and Awards

NOAA B-WET Funding NOAA's Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) provides grants in support of locally relevant experiential learning through meaningful watershed educational experiences in the K-12 environment. The B-WET program will be expanding in 2008 to three new regions: Northeast, Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest. Funding will be available for projects that involve meaningful watershed educational experiences addressing regional priorities. Annual project funding ranges from $50,000-$100,000. See the national program web site for current information and a link to the funding site when published. For more information contact

Deep Earth Academy Teacher Fellowship  The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is seeking an enthusiastic teacher for a one-year fellowship in Washington, DC. The teacher will work with Deep Earth Academy staff to develop ocean science curricula, produce teacher-training workshops, maintain communication within a community of educators and assist with conference logistics.
For more information visit Deep Earth Academy.

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program encourages 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.  
Seminars, Workshops, Online Courses

EBM Tool Webinar
The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network will host an overview of Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) Version 6 and the Ecoseed Project by Villy Christensen of the University of British Columbia on Wednesday, March 26, at 3 pm EDT (US & Canada). Space is limited; reserve your webinar seat.

URI Teacher Workshops
The University of Rhode Island's Office of Marine Programs will be conducting teacher professional development workshops during vacation week, April 14-18, 2008.  All workshops require pre-registration.

COSEE-Ocean Systems (OS) Workshop
COSEE-OS presents a workshop at UMaine's Darling Marine Center
Teaching Science by Ocean Inquiry, July 21-25, 2008. The workshop will introduce teachers to ocean and climate related processes that can be used as a vehicle to teach general physical concepts using a variety of hands-on activities.  Teachers will work with the program instructors to develop hands-on, inquiry-based activities, teaching materials, and means of assessment.
Learn more about the workshop Classroom Teachers who teach Grades 7-12 Science including physics, chemistry, physical science, and/or earth and environmental sciences are invited to participate. Application available online. Contacts: Dr. Lee Karp-Boss or  Dr. Herman Weller.

Whale Camp The Whale Camp, on Grand Manan Island off the coast of Northern Maine, offers
summer programs for students and teachers to closely observe and study whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and puffins in their natural habitats through direct observation, data collection, and hands-on experience with marine science equipment. The one, two, and three-week programs focus on the ecology of the Bay of Fundy and how the highest tides in the world produce huge quantities of plankton to support a diverse food web. 

COSEE-California Summer Workshop COSEE-California is offering the Communicating Ocean Sciences Summer Workshop, June  2-4, at the University of California, Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science. You will learn COSEE-CA's education theory grounded methodology and will be provided with the materials you need to teach the award-winning COS or COSIA courses, which are now being taught at 24-plus universities that have marine science programs. Workshop Applications due May 2, 2008. For more information contcat Tim Zimmerman or visit online.

School of Rock Deep Earth Academy, The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership announce this opportunity for teachers: School of Rock 2008: Using Ocean Cores to Explore Past Climate Change. Dates: July 6-14, 2008, at  IODP's Gulf Coast Repository at Texas A&M University. Application Deadline: April 4. For an application and more information, visit Deep Earth Academy.

NOAA Project for Middle School Teachers 
Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire middle school teachers are invited to apply to participate in the Earth as a System is Essential: Seasons and the Seas (EaSiE) Project, held July 21-25 at the Univeristy of New Hampshire. For more information about the project benefits and expectations and to obtain a teacher application contact Joyce Tugel, EaSiE Project Director, or visit online.

NSTA Free Webinar on Coral Ecosystems NSTA will hold two free Web Seminars featuring scientists and education specialists from NOAA during the NSTA conference in Boston. The seminars will focus on the biology, dynamics, and conservation of coral ecosystems. The presenters will share their science expertise, answer questions from the participants, and provide information regarding web sites that students can use in the classroom. These Web Seminars are designed for educators of grades 5-12. Register here.

Advanced ROV  Building for Classroom Projects Change in Dates Applications now available for The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center summer institute for Advanced Remotely Operated Vehicle Building for classroom projects, to be held July 21-27. Throughout the week, educators will work in teams to design and build their own ROVs to complete a set of predetermined mission tasks. Educators will learn how to program a basic stamp to control sensors and motors on their ROVs. The participants will test their ROVs in a mini-competition at the end of the week.
For more information visit the
website or contact Lani Clough.
NSTA Boston The NSTA national conference is coming to Boston March 27-30. Register here.  Other links: printable program preview (PDF), general information.

SENEME Call for Presenters The Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME) are 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 Long Island Sound lobster population. Visit online for the Call for Presenters form.

NMEA Scholarships If you are planning to attend NMEA's 2008 Conference: One World, One Water! in Savannah Georgia this summer note that the deadline for 2008 NMEA Annual Conference scholarship applications has been moved up to 1 April 2008 to make it easier for members who receive awards to make arrangements for travel and accommodations. Click here for the application form.

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. 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. 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.

International Coral Reef Symposium The 11th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) will be held in Fort Lauderdale July 7-11, during the 2008 International Year of the Reef (IYOR). Key focuses of this symposium include the challenges that climate change, overfishing, and pollution pose to coral reefs.

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

North American Association for Environmental Education Conference The 37th North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Annual Conference, October 15-18, 2008 in Wichita, Kansas, has released its call for research symposium proposals. Conference strands include Conservation Education; Energy Education; Environmental Justice, Environmental Health, and Climate Change; research proposals around the theme EE Research: To What End? will be accepted until March 31, 2008 with student poster proposals accepted until May 31, 2008.

Marine Law Symposium Rodger Williams School of Law is holding a two-day marine law symposium, A Viable Marine Renewable Energy Industry: Solutions to Legal, Economic and Policy Challenges. The symposium will be held October 23-24 at the Roger Williams School of Law in Bristol, RI.  It will explore means for achieving a viable marine renewable energy industry in the U.S. with a focus on offshore wind; hydrokinetics (wave, current, and tidal); and ocean thermal energy conversion. Panels will discuss possible solutions for the nascent U.S. marine renewable energy sector's current legal, economic and policy challenges.Visit online for more information.

International Marine Conservation Congress The Marine Section of the Society for Conservation Biology announces the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) - Making Marine Science Matter, May 20-24, 2009, George Mason University, Washington DC. IMCC will be an interdisciplinary meeting that will engage natural and social scientists, managers, policy-makers, and the public. 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

Mass Marine Educators' 25th Annual High School Marine Science Symposium
The symposium, offering workshops for high school students, will be on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, from 8:00am-1:00 pm, at UMass Dartmouth. Program and registration information available online.

Sea Education Association Seminars Sea Education Association (SEA) offers three-week seminars for high school students: Science at SEA, Oceanography in the Gulf of Maine and Oceanography of the Southern California Bight. Apply online.

Northeastern University's Marine Science Center is hosting a
Coastal Ocean Science Academy (COSA) for students entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall of 2008. The Academy will run August 11-23, 8:00am-3:00pm. During this two-week academy, students will spend time doing field work in local marine habitats (rocky beach, sandy beach, and salt marsh) on the North Shore, learning about New England coastal marine habitats, as well as partaking in ongoing Marine Science Center research. Participants will be introduced to field sampling techniques, invasive species monitoring, beach clean-up, benthic organism surveys and more. For more information contact Tracy Hajduk.

Woods Hole Sea Grant
has updated its list of marine or nature-based summer programs for children that take place throughout the Cape Cod area. The list is available here.

Marine Technician Internships The Marine Advanced  Technology Education (MATE) at-sea internship program  offers an opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship at sea. This summer there are 10-15 positions for students to assist marine technicians and science parties aboard cutting-edge scientific research vessels.

Marine Protected Areas Course Mexico
Students and practitioners interested in Marine Protected`Areas (MPAs) in the Caribbean region are invited to enroll in an international course to be held June 21-29, 2008, in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.  The course, Marine Protected Areas for the South Florida, Mexican Caribbean, and Mesoamerican Region, will analyze ecological and socioeconomic aspects of MPA design and management, and will be co-led by researchers from the National University of Mexico, Florida International University, and NOVA Southeastern University. Full fellowships for the course are available for Latin American students. Contact Ligia Collado Vides for more information.

Gulf SERPENT Internship
The Gulf SERPENT Project is based at Louisiana State University (LSU) and coordinates SERPENT Project activities in the Gulf of Mexico. The SERPENT Project is a partnership between academia and industry that uses industrial remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to conduct scientific research during operational standby time. This internship is a six-week opportunity to work with the
Gulf SERPENT Project. If interested, visit an online application packet for resume and cover letter tips, application materials and forms. Also visit online for general information about the internship.

The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium
is accepting applications for year-long marine education internships. Recent college graduates that would like to spend a year at a marine education facility before deciding whether to teach or return to college for an advanced degree are invited to apply for these year-long marine education internships. Application deadline is April 5, 2008.

URI's Office of Marine Programs Student Activities The University of Rhode Island's Office of Marine Programs will be conducting several student oceanography programs during the week of April 14-18, 2008, for students from first grade through high school.

NSF REU with National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics Undergraduate students in Civil Engineering, Geology, Biology, Ecology, Hydrology, Physics, Mathematics and related fields are invited to apply to participate in NSF-sponsored summer research at the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics. Program dates:  June 1 to August 9, 2008. Application Deadline:  March 1, 2008.
Team Delta focuses on issues in coastal Louisiana and Team Marmot focuses on issues related to the 2007 removal of the Marmot dam on Oregon's Sandy River. Both teams spend June at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) at the University of Minnesota. Visit online for more information or to apply. 

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)
is currently accepting students into the summer Coral Reef Research Internship program. This is a field intensive program for students interested in Tropical Marine Conservation and Ecology. Course dates: July 12-August 03, 2008. Open to undergraduate and graduate students and to professionals with a strong interest in marine ecology and conservation.
More information on the CCMI web site

MTS Student Scholarships Available
The Marine Technology Society has many scholarships available to high school, college undergraduates and graduate students enrolled full time in academic programs focused on 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.

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.


Teachers Wanted to Pilot Curriculum Guide The NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project's "Investigating El Niņo Using Real Data" curriculum guide contains five activities designed for grades 6-8 that incorporate real data from NOAA.  If you would like to help test and evaluate this curriculum guide, visit the new Data in the Classroom Website to register online. Data in the Classroom is an online resource for teachers interested in using real scientific data in their teaching. The NODE Project is developing curriculum for grades 5-8 designed to help teachers and students use real scientific data to explore dynamic Earth processes and understand the impact of environmental events on a regional or global scale.

Searching for Marine-Based Genetics Lesson Plans High school marine biology teachers are looking for lesson plans for teaching genetics with a marine theme. They would prefer lesson plans about salmon, but would appreciate lesson plans about any marine organisms that could be used in high school biology courses. Contact Peggy Hamner.

Translators Needed The Ocean Project is seeking French, German, Chinese, Russian and Arabic translators for the World Ocean Day pages. The Ocean Project works with the World Ocean Network to coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, and businesses around the world. If you are interested in helping, write to


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!

Film Series As part of its ongoing Science on Screen series, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston will present the Academy Award-nominated documentary Darwin's Nightmare on Monday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker is Les Kaufman, Ph.D., a marine biologist and Boston University professor who served as a scientific advisor on the film.
The Science on Screen series is co-presented by The Museum of Science and New Scientist magazine. Tickets are available in advance at the box office or online.

An Evening with Giant Squid
The Gulf of Maine Marine Educators Association (GOMMEA) presents
In Search of the Giant Squid, Wednesday, March 19, 5 - 8 PM, at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), 350 Commercial Street, Portland, MaineDr. Clyde Roper, zoologist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, will share his lifelong study of the giant squid, through hands-on activities for teachers followed by dinner and dramatic audiovisual presentation. The event is free but registration is required. RSVP and more information by contacting by Monday, March 17 to

Coastal Waterbirds of Cape Cod
A talk will be offered Saturday, March 29 at 2 PM at Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St., in Harwich. Bob Prescott, Director of MassAudubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, will discuss piping plovers, oystercatchers, terns, and other birds that share our beaches.

Brave New Ocean Lecture  Jeremy Jackson, renowned marine ecologist of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has been selected to receive the 11th annual Roger Tory Peterson Medal presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History.  Dr. Jackson will deliver the Roger Tory Peterson Memorial Lecture on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Harvard University Science Center, One Oxford Street, Cambridge.  In his lecture, Brave New Ocean, Jackson will discuss the future of the world's oceans.  Advance tickets are required. Tickets for the public will be available from the Harvard Box Office in Holyoke Center or by visiting online beginning on March 18, 2008.

Woods Hole Sea Grant Lectures The annual series of lectures, Oceans Alive: Plain Talk on Current Topics in Marine Science Presented for the General Public, are free of charge and are designed to inform and involve the general public in relevant and timely marine science issues. This year's series will feature the following presentations:
Tuesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m., Right Whale Auto Detection Buoy Network in Cape Cod Bay
Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m., Achilles' Jaw? The Biomechanics of Fatal Jaw Fractures in Right Whales
Tuesday, April 29, 4:00 p.m., Young Scientists Present: Winning Science Fair Projects
Presentations are held in Redfield Auditorium, Water Street, Woods Hole. For more information, contact Sheri DeRosa.
Northeastern University Marine Science Center Lecture
Dr. William M Fowler will present Tell It Good Bye Kiddo: A History of the North Atlantic Fishery, at the Nahant Town Hall, 334 Nahant Road, Nahant MA, Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at 7:00pm. Contact Tracy Hajduk for more information.

NEwswave Schedule

The next issue of NEwswave will be sent March 27, 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.

Gulf of Maine Times
The Spring issue of the Gulf of Maine Times
is available online. New in this issue: voice clips and extra online-only coverage.

SeaWeb Publications
 SeaWeb's Ocean Update
 is published monthly. Subscribe online.

The latest issue of SeaWeb's Marine Photobank Bulletin is also available.

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

New in Oceanus
Mining the Origins of Life and
other recent research findings by WHOI scientists

Coral cores offer an unprecedented record of the rise and fall of Earth's sea level.

The Sound of Sonar and a Fury of Whale Strandings

Navy and scientists join efforts to learn about more marine mammals response to sonar.
Read the story.

 Newly found undersea microbes
with remarkable biochemical abilities, new evidence on the origin of life on Earth, and discoveries about how new ocean crust is made and continents are rifted apart.

Some Things New Under the Sea

 New SeaGrant Publications
The listing of new Sea Grant documents received by the National Sea Grant Library during February 2008 is now available.
Copies of these documents are usually available from the originating Sea Grant program or may be borrowed from the  National Sea Grant Library
In addition, some of these titles are already available online and many others will be in the very near future.


Massachusetts Marine Educators Newsletter
The Spring issue of MME's newsletter Flotsam and Jetsam is now available on the MME website.

Oceanography for the Visually Impaired
The most recent edition of the NSTA journal The Science Teacher is devoted to the theme of Science for All. One of the articles, Oceanography for the Visually Impaired, about WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower, is available online for free.

Resources for NMEA
If you are coming to Savannah for NMEA 2008 visit this summary of coastal GA natural history
and download free ID guides to beachcombing, invertebrates, and phytoplankton.

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

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