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MME News
Massachusetts Marine Educators
January 2014
In This Issue
HS MarSci Symposium
WHOI Conference
Annual Marine Art Contest
Flotsam and Jetsam
Member Profile
Other Opportunities

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High School Marine Science Symposium 

Thursday, March 20, 2014
        • South event @ UMass - Dartmouth
          Click here for program & registration info. 
        • North event @ Endicott College, Beverly
          Click here for program and registration info. 
 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!

2014 Marine Art Contest 
In collaboration with the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, MME is hosting its Annual Marine Art Contest. This year's theme is "Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary".  The deadline for submission is May 2, 2014.  For more information, click here.
Flotsam and Jetsam - Got Activities?
The Winter issue of F&J is online! The theme of this edition is "400 ppm", and this edition contains a number of articles and classroom activities related to climate change and the marine environment.

The Spring edition focuses on Marine Paleontology. We are always looking for educators to share their great stories and lesson plans! Please contact the F&J Editor if you are able to contribute.
Carolyn Sheild, Lexington Public Schools  
      • Member since: 2007, current Board member
      • Current employment: 7th grade Life Science teacher, Clarke Middle School, Lexington 
      • Past experiences: Acadia Institute of Oceanography, SEA Education, Shoals Marine Lab, and more
      • Random fact: Former circus camp instructor!
      • Favorite marine topics to teach: Caribbean ecology, hydrothermal vent biology
Drifter-Building Workshop & Project
NERACOOS is partnering with researchers at WHOI and the NMFS on a research project that involves surface currents. A one-day PD opportunity will take place this spring for educators interested in building drifters with their students that will contribute to an active research study with drifter deployment this spring and summer. Stay tuned for more information!
MITS - Professional Development
The Museum Institute for Teaching Science offers numerous professional development opportunities for educators year-round.  Check out the spring seminars (including one on the new MA curriculum framework), March Sea Perch workshop, and summer learning institutes!
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

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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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