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MME News
Massachusetts Marine Educators
February 2013
In This Issue
HSMSS - South Coast
HSMSS - North Shore
Drifter Workshop
Annual WHOI Conference
Member Sail on "Ardelle"
MME Art Contest
Deadline MME Awards
Volunteers Needed!

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UPCOMING MME EVENTS
HS Marine Science Symposium - South  
When: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 from 8:00am to 1:00pm
What: Marine science lectures and workshops for high schoolers
Where: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
Cost: $10 per student, no cost for teachers/chaperones
Click here for more information and registration details.
Event HS Marine Science Symposium - North 
When: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 from 8:00am to 1:00pm
What: Marine science lectures and workshops for high schoolers
Where: Endicott College, Beverly, MA
Cost: $10 per student, no cost for teachers/chaperones
Click here to register (first come, first serve for a limited # of slots)
Click here for more information
Build-a-Drifter Workshop 
When: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
What: Build a drifter to track surface currents by satellite
Who: Teachers and informal science educators
Cost: ~$500 per drifter (satellite fees may vary)
Some scholarships are available. To register, click here.
For more information, click here.

Annual Conference at WHOI 
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
- Keynote speakers, workshops, WHOI dock tour, field trips
- New member welcome event
- Reception at Sea Education Association
- Click here for more information
- Click here to register
MME Member Sail on the Schooner Ardelle
When: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from 3:30 to 5:30pm
What: Member cruise on the Pinky Schooner Ardelle.
Where: Gloucester Harbor
Cost: $10 per person - space is limited
More information and registration details will be posted shortly!
 
NEWS FROM THE BOARD
Update on the MME Strategic Planning Process
The MME Board of Directors began a process of strategic planning early last year. With expert facilitation from Just Works Consulting, Board members participated in a retreat in October 2012, where MME's vision, goals, and objectives were reflected upon. Findings from this process, as well as a framework for MME's future will be the subject of a report that is currently being produced. Look to hear more about this from MME's outgoing President, Bill Andrake, at the 2013 WHOI conference.
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

MME Art Contest

The Annual Marine Art Contest is underway!  The theme for this year's contest is "Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary".  The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 25th, 2013.Details and registration information are available here and downloadable as a PDF here.

Deadline for MME Awards

Do you know someone deserving of an MME award? Recognize the contributions of marine educators making significant contributions to teaching, service, scholarship, and volunteerism. More information about the MME awards can be found here. The deadline for award nominations is February 28, 2013. For more information, please contact Lydia Breen at lbreen@stonehamschools.org

Deadline for Submission to Next F&J
The Spring issue of F&J will be posted online in early March. Submissions are now being accepted for the Summer edition, which will report on the High School Marine Science Symposia and WHOI conferences. Deadline for submissions is May 14th. Questions and submissions may be directed to Howard Dimmick, F&J Editor-in-Chief, at dimmick@estacher.org.
 

Volunteers Needed!  Board and Committee Openings!
There are currently two openings on the MME Board. We are also looking for members to serve on the Membership, Marketing & Communications, and Events Committees.  For more information, pleast contact Erin Hobbs at ehobbs@newburyport.k12.ma.us.

Save the Date!
Check here for updates on the rescheduling of the 2013 Blue Lobster Bowl @ MIT
National Marine Educators Association Conference, Mobile, AL - July 22-25, 2013
Massachusetts Environmental Education Society, Worcester, MA - March 6, 2013
Boston Harbor Educators Conference, UMass-Boston - Saturday, September 28, 2013

Your membership matters!
Your membership in MME supports the good work of this all-volunteer organization.  Question about whether your membership is current?  Please email membership guru to find out, or visit our membership page for more information.
 
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