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

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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
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: FREE for observers
Some scholarships are available. To register, click here.
For more information, click here.
HS Marine Science Symposium - South  
When: Wednesday, March 20th from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Who: High school students and teachers
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 from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Who: High school students and teachers
Where: Endicott College, Beverly, MA
Cost: $10 per student, no cost for teachers/chaperones
Click here to register and here for more information
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 will be posted shortly!

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 here and downloadable 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

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

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

Save the Date!  

National Marine Educators Association Conference, Mobile, AL - July 22-25, 2013

Boston Harbor Educators Conference, UMass-Boston - Saturday, September 28, 2013

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