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Massachusetts Marine Educators
May/June 2014
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"Securing Our Harbor for Future Generations"
        • Saturday, September 27th from 9am - 4pm 
        • Enjoy keynotes, workshops, lunch, and a boat tour to Thompson Island
        • Free parking or MBTA reimbursement for first 50 registrants!
        • An event flyer is available here

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Click here to sign up. 

Flotsam and Jetsam - Got Activities?
The Spring issue of F&J is online! The theme of this edition is "Marine Paleontology", and this edition contains a number of articles and classroom activities related to geology and marine fossils.

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.
Current role: Teacher at Stoughton High School; Lecturer at Boston University, and Cambridge College
Past role: Ran the Teacher Services at NEAq
First joined MME: 1990
Favorite subject to teach: Field Trips - has taken groups from the Carroll Center for the Blind to stay at the Eastham Coast Guard station for the past 30 years
Best MME memory: Bringing my 17 y/o daughter to the MME conference, also Schooner Ardelle sail, Joe's fish ties, catching up with amazing friends & colleagues, and winning MME's Nap Buonaparte Award. 
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

Mission 31 is Underway!
Fifty years since his famous grandfather spent 30 days submerged in the Red Sea, Fabien Cousteau and colleagues departed on June 1 for a 31-day mission to Reef Base Aquarius to explore marine habitat off the Florida Keys. Researchers from Northeastern and MIT will be saturating for the last 2 weeks of the mission. 
MITS Summer PD Institutes
Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) this summer for a great professional development experience. The Sea Perch underwater robotics program runs mornings from July 7-18. A variety of other summer offerings are listed here
Teachers on the Estuary
The Waquiot Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will be holding its annual PD workshops for teachers from July 14-17 in Falmouth. There are also offerings at NERRs in RI and ME!
GOMMEA Trip to Appledore Island
The Gulf of Maine Marine Educators Association is hosting a day-trip to the Shoals Marine Lab on Saturday, June 14th from 9:30am - 3:00pm.  There will be tours of the grounds and facilities, as well as time at the water tables. For more information, and to register, click here.
Historic visit to Stellwagen Bank
After a six-year restoration, the whaling vessel "Charles W. Morgan" will be visiting the Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary. One July 11, 12, and 13, you can tune into shows at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm LIVE from the Morgan and join the celebration with a number of historians, scientists, authors, and artists.
5th Annual Run for the Beach
Salem Sound Coastwatch will be holding it's 5th annual "Run for the Beach" 5K on Sunday, June 8th at 10am in celebration of World Oceans Day. Ocean-themed costumes are encouraged and may be rewarded!  Click here for more info and to register. 
NEAq logoWorld Oceans Day and PD Events at NEAq
Join the New England Aquarium this Sunday to celebrate World Ocean Day from 11am-4pm!
Also, come on down this summer for various professional development experiences with the Teacher Resource Center. For more info, click here
Cape Cod Canal Centennial
It's been 100 years since the Cape Cod Canal was completed. Six years in the making, the 7-mile long canal was dreamt about by Miles Standish as early as 1626. Many events are planned to commemorate this engineering marvel - click here to learn more!
Science Communication Workshop
Communicating Science is a workshop series organized by graduate students, for graduate students, focused on science communication skills. There are two upcoming events that may be of interest:

1) Summer Workshop, June 12-14 

2) Special Workshop on K12 education

Maritime Gloucester Summer Programs
Located on historic Harbor Loop, Maritime Gloucester offers a number of day programs and drop-in opportunities for youth. For more information, check out click here or visit the website
Coastal Ocean Science Academy (COSA)
Students are invited to take part in the COSA program at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center. A week-long middle school program runs from July 21-25, and a two-week long high school program runs from August 11-22. Click here for more info. 
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