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Massachusetts Marine Educators
September 2015

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Join us on the water for the annual BOSTON HARBOR EDUCATORS CONFERENCE
When:  Saturday, Sept 26 from 9:00am-4:30pm
Where: UMass Boston

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  • 8:15 - 8:45 - Registration, Coffee/Pastries, Exhibits
  • 8:45 - 9:00 - Welcome
  • 9:00 - 9:45 - Speaker 1: Dr. Greg Skomal, MassFisheries
  • 9:45 - 10:00 - Coffee, Exhibits, etc.
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Workshops
  • 11:15 - 12:00 - Speaker 2: Dr. John Mandelman, NEAq
  • 12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch, Exhibits, Raffle
  • 12:30 - 1:30 - Education Workshops
  • 2:00 - 4:30 - Boat Trip and Tidepooling on Lovell's Island
  • Birds of a Feather: Adaptations to Ocean Living in Pelagic Seabirds
  • Down the Drain
  • How Old is that Fish?
  • Drifters - Student Built, Fishermen Deployed
  • Befriending NOAA: Bringing the Sea Ashore
  • How Old is that Fish?
  • Comparative and evolutionary physiology of the reproductive and immune systems of elasmobranchs
  • Exploring the Intertidal Zone
Join us aboard the R/V Columbia Point for a brief boat ride followed by an exploration of the tide pools on Lovell's Island.
Free Parking or MBTA reimbursement to the first 50 registrants. Registration fee includes lunch.  Click here to register for the conference.
 $50 for current MME members
 $25 MME student rate
 $60 Walk-in registration for MME members
 $65 for non-MME members (includes half year membership to MME)
 $35 non-MME student rate (includes half year membership to MME)
 $75 Walk-in registration for non-MME member (includes half year membership)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Peg Collins at
Flotsam and Jetsam
The Summer issue of F&J  is online! The theme of this edition is "Next Generation Science Standards", and includes features on the state of the rollout of NGSS in MA and other related topics, as well as a report on our WHOI conference, also featured on the NMEA blog

The Autumn issue will focus on Aquatic Chemistry. We're always looking for educators to share stories and lesson plans! Contact the F&J Editor to contribute.
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