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MME News
Massachusetts Marine Educators
September 2014
In This Issue
WHOI Conference
Flotsam and Jetsam
Other Opportunities
 

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MME EVENTS
BOSTON HARBOR EDUCATORS CONFERENCE 
"Securing Our Harbor for Future Generations"
        • Saturday, September 27th from 9am - 4pm 
        • Keynote speakers:
          • Dr. Phil Colarusso - EPA
          • Dr. Marc Albert, National Park Service
        • Also enjoy one of several 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. 

OTHER MME ANNOUNCEMENTS
Flotsam and Jetsam - Thar She Blows!
The Autumn issue of F&J is online! The theme of this edition is "Whaling in New Bedford", a timely topic following this summer's spectacular voyage of the Charles W. Morgan. The new F&J features news & activities from the New Bedford Whaling Museum and other MME interests.

We're always looking for educators to share stories and lesson plans! Contact the F&J Editor to contribute.
2014 MME Marine Art Contest Winners
Winning entries from this year's Marine Art Contest can be viewed online. Event co-sponsors include the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, New England Aquarium, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Thanks to all educators, students, and judges who participated! Click here to read more.
OPPORTUNITIES FROM MEMBERS AND PARTNERS
Ocean Literacy Summit
The New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative will be holding its biennial Ocean Literacy Summit from November 6-7, 2014 in Woods Hole. The theme this year is OL Principle #6: Humans and the Oceans are Inextricably Connected". For more information, click here!
Floating Forests Needs Your Help!
Citizen scientists are needed to help identify and monitor changes in giant kelp forests from around the world using satellite imagery. Featuring access to an incredible education portal, ZooTeach, the Floating Forest website has resources for educators to learn more and get their students involved. Dr. Jarrett Byrnes of UMass-Boston is one of the lead scientists on this project. Join this "Zooniverse" - a web-based citizen science project - and "sea" for yourself!  For more information, click here.
This Mud's for You
Unique opportunity for local benthic studies! Local artist and producer of ceramics that tell the earth's story, Joan Lederman, has some vouchered seafloor samples from around Massachusetts Bay that she'd like to share with interested educators. For more info on how to obtain some of these materials, click here.
Fall Sea Perch Workshops
This autumn, join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science for professional development on how you can launch the Sea Perch program in your school. Dates are Sept 29/30 at MIT, and November 13/14 at the South Shore Natural Science Center. For more information, please click here.
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