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MME News
Massachusetts Marine Educators
November/December 2014
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Supporting educators to inspire students of all ages to be stewards of the ocean by providing learning opportunities, meaningful experiences and relevant resources for marine education since 1969.



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Save the date for the 2015 High School Marine Science Symposia! There will be two events happening on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 from 8:30-1:00.
  •   * The South event will be at UMass Dartmouth
  •   * The North event will be at Salem State University
Registration info will be online in early January. For more info, contact: Margaret Brumsted (South HSMSS) or Carole McCauley (North HSMSS)
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 for our annual conference and meeting at WHOI This year's theme will be Marine Technology. Based on your feedback, we will be offering more in the way of workshops this year.  More details to follow soon!
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.
February Vacation Week Opportunity
The New England Aquarium is hosting a 3-part professional development workshop series for educators in Grades 3-8. The series, which focuses on research-based ocean science, runs from February 17-19, 2015. PDPs or graduate credit available. For more information, click here.
MITS Educator Workshops
Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science for educator professional development on a variety of topics such as ecology, astronomy, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Four seminars will be offered between January and April at Clark University in Worcester. For more information, please click here.
Summer Job Opportunity
Leap for Education, in collaboration with Salem Sound Coastwatch and Salem Public Schools, are looking to hire instructors and paraprofessionals to teach a 6-week marine-focused summer program to middle schoolers this summer. The full posting, including instructions on how to apply, can be found here.
"From the Bow Seat" Contest Open

From the Bow Seat announces its contest for 2015, which invites high school students to compete for cash prizes by tackling the issue of "Our Oceans, Our Plastic", individually or collaboratively. The deadline is June 15, 2015. More information can be found here

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2015 NEAq Ocean Stewardship Awards

Do you know a teacher 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! The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2015 (self-nominations welcome). For more info, click here.


Ocean Frontiers - Free Films for Educators
The producers of the Ocean Frontiers films are making copies of their film available to MME members. Two films are available that relate to ocean stewardship and sustainability. To sign up for your copy and for more information, click here.
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