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MME News
Massachusetts Marine Educators
November 2013
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Boston Harbor Educators Conference
Flotsam and Jetsam
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High School Marine Science Symposia  

Stay tuned for more details about the TWO high school marine science symposia we are holding in March 2014.  The North event will be at Endicott College, and the South event at UMass-Dartmouth.
 Annual Conference at Woods Hole
"Why Marine Microbes Matter" 
        • Date:    Saturday, April 12, 2014
        • Time:    8:30am to 4:00pm
        • Where:  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Stay tuned for more information about registration, program, field trips, awards, and more!

Annual Boston Harbor Educators Conference 

Thanks to all who came out for this great event!
And if you missed it...
        • Speaker talks can be viewed here.
        • Pictures from the event can be viewed here.
Winners of the 2013 Art Contest
MME's Annual Art contest saw 726 entries from over 60 schools as well as homeschoolers. This year's theme was "Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary". Winning artwork and several of the honorable mentions are now part of a traveling exhibit that will tour public venues throughout the 2013-2014 school year. Congrats to all of the talented young marine artists out there! 
Flotsam and Jetsam
The Autumn issue of F&J is online! This edition features the New England Aquarium, an update on the summer NMEA conference, a teacher's week-long voyage on the JOIDES Resolution, winners of the MME Art Contest, the Editor's Note, a flyer for the Boston Harbor Educators Conference, great classroom activities, and more! Contact the F&J Editor with any questions/feedback of if you are interested in contributing to the next edition.
Howard Dimmick, Editor of F&J
      • Member since: Early 1990s, Past President
      • Employment: Retired from 38 years in Stoneham + 32 years at Northeastern University; active volunteer 
      • Favorite marine topic: tidal wave and motion, relationship of oceans to weather and climate
      • Best MME memories: Workshops with Jack Crowley, cruises on Envirolab in Salem and Boston, exploring Boston Harbor with Lydia Breen on the Delta mini-sub
Marine Microbes - Free Online Course
The College of Exploration's Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations is running this workshop from November 4-15 for high school and community college instructors. For information, click here.
A Conversation with Fabien Cousteau

When: Thursday, November 21st from 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Northeastern University Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 

Tickets: No cost, but registration is requested

or more information, click here or call 617-373-7475.
2014 From the Bow Seat Contest

From the Bow Seat announces its contest for 2014, which invites high school students to compete for cash prizes by tackling the issue of Plastic Pollution in the Ocean, individually or collaboratively, through ART, ADVOCACY or ESSAY options. The deadline is June 15, 2014, and more information can be found here

Cool Science - Climate Change Art Contest
Teachers - challenge your students to express learning about climate change through the visual arts in this UMass competition.  Deadline for submissions is Nov. 22nd. Learn more here, and direct questions here.
Sea Rovers Summer Internship
High school seniors, college freshmen, and sophomores are invited to apply for a summer internship with the Boston Sea Rovers, which includes advanced dive training and hands-on experiences. The deadline is December 13th. More information can be found here.
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NEAq Ocean Stewardship Awards
Do you know an educator or school group that aspires to live blue™--to take an active role in protecting our oceans and environment? If so, please nominate them for a New England Aquarium Ocean Stewardship Award!  Deadline is May 1, and more info is here.
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