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Massachusetts Marine Educators
 February 2014

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 Annual Conference at Woods Hole
"Why Marine Microbes Matter" 
        • Date:    Saturday, April 12, 2014
        • Time:    8:30am to 4:00pm
        • Where:  Redfield Building at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution




8:00 am   New Member Reception

8:30 am   Registration in Redfield 204

9:00 am   Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am   Morning Speakers

12:00       Business Meeting and Awards

Lunch      Complimentary chowder will be served

1:00 pm   Afternoon Speaker

2:00 pm   Door Prizes  2:30-4:15 pm  Afternoon Workshops, Tours, and Field Trips

4:30 pm     Social Reception: Sea Education Association. All are invited! 


Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Linda Amaral Zettler, Associate Scientist/Associate Professor, Marine Biological Laboratory
    • Research: Life in the "Plastisphere": Microbial Communities on Plastic Marine Debris
  • Dr. Krista Longnecker, Research Specialist Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution  
    • Research: Microbial Lunch: Organic Carbon with a Touch of Salt
  • Dr. Stefan Sievert,Associate Scientist, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution  
    • Research: Shedding Light on Dark Life at Deep-Sea Vents

Afternoon Workshops

  • Science Cruise with The Zephyr Education Foundation Inc.
  • WHOI Dock Tour with Hovey Clifford
  • Lesson Share: Come prepared to share a lesson and receive lessons related to Microbes
  • Marine Fossils for Elementary Teachers


  • Register online
  • Early Bird Registration- $60 by March 24, 2014
  • Regular Registration $70 after March 24, 2014
  • Life Time Member $40

 Registration includes MME membership for the coming year.


Conference questions? contact Carolyn Sheild [] 

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