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Dear MME Members, 

The MME board is proposing changes to our bylaws which will be voted on by the membership at our Annual Meeting and Conference at Woods Hole on Saturday April 6, 2013.

In summary, the changes to the bylaws will be:

1)  Officially establish a "student" membership category in our organization.

2)  Change the duties of the Past President to become the Chapter Representative to the National Marine Educators Association.  In the past this job has been part of the duties for the President-Elect and President.  The responsibilities of chap rep have increased and this places a large burden on the President and President -Elect.This change will also give the Past President a more active role in MME.

3)  Change the duties of the President -Elect whereby the President-Elect will no longer chair the Annual Meeting and Conference and become chair of the recently formed "Conferences and Events Committee", thus expanding his/her role.

4) Officially change the Chair of the Financial Advisory Committee from Treasurer to that of the Executive Director, which is currently our practice.
 
For complete proposal for student memberships click here.
For complete proposal for changes to bylaws click here


These changes have the support of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bill Andrake (president@massmarineeducators.org)

Thank you for your attention and hope to see you at Woods Hole.

Best regards

Bill Andrake, President

MME Annual Conference at WHOI
Saturday, April 6, 2013

Awards! Door prizes! Inspiring speakers!
Exhibitors! Field trips! Chowder! Cameraderie!

Conference fee is $60. Fee includes annual membership in MME. The rate for teachers participating in the MME High School Marine Science Symposium is $40.

Click here to register today!

Schedule
8:00New Member Reception
8:30Registration in Redfield 204
9:00Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15Speakers
12:00Business Meeting and Awards
LunchComplimentary chowder will be served
1:00Speaker
2:00Door Prizes
2:45 - 4:15Afternoon Workshops, Tours, and Field Trips
4:30Social Reception: Sea Education Association. All are invited!

Location
  • Redfield Auditorium at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Featured Speakers
  • Kevin J Anchukaitis, Assistant Scientist, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics,WHOI
    • Research: Tree-ring research to study past climate and environmental change.
  • Carol Anne Clayson, Associate Scientist Physical Oceanography, WHOI
    • Research: Calculating evaporation from the ocean
  • Michael Polito - Postdoctoral Scholar, WHOI
    • Research: Antarctic climate change and its impact on populations such as penguins
Afternoon Workshops
  • Science Cruise with The Zephyr Education Foundation Inc.
  • WHOI Dock Tour with Hovey Clifford, Department of Physical Oceanography, WHOI
  • Elementary Session: NOAA Educators will share their lesson plans on "Protected Species" 
  • Lesson Share: Come prepared to share a lesson and receive lessons related to The Global Ocean
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- Click here for conference flyer
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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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