MASSACHUSETTS MARINE EDUCATORS - LATE JANUARY 2016
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.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN:
HIGH SCHOOL MARINE SCIENCE SYMPOSIA

Please join dozens of local experts as they share their knowledge, skills, and passion for marine science-related research, education, and practice.
A flyer is here.

WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE EVENTS BE HELD?
  • Wednesday, March 9th at Northeastern University in Boston
  • Wednesday, March 16th at Salem State University in Salem
  • Both events will run from 8:15am to 1:00pm
WHAT IS THE COST?
$13 per student, teachers/chaperones are free. A light morning snack and lunch will be provided for all. Payments will be accepted by credit card or check.

WHAT IS THE EVENT FORMAT?
Each symposium will feature three 40-minute hands-on workshop sessions (see registration packs for detailed listings) and a keynote presentation by a special guest:
  • Boston/March 9Seeing Deeper into the World of the Great White Shark, presented by Dr. Greg Skomal, Senior Marine Fisheries Biologist, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  • Salem/March 16Penguin Pursuits: An Unexpected Career presented by Dyan deNapoli, "The Penguin Lady
TO REGISTER: 
Please click here for registration instructions and links.

CAN I SPONSOR THE EVENT?
Yes! If you or your organization is interested in supporting this event through sponsorship at the $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or higher level, please email v.perini@neu.edu. Sponsors will receive special mention in our program as well as at the events.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT WOODS HOLE

The 40th MME Conference and Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, April 9th with a theme of Practicing Marine Science: Models for the Classroom. The event will be held at a new venue this year, the Clark Building at the WHOI Quissett Campus. The event features keynote speakers (Dr. Ben Harden, SEA and Dr. Carla Curran, Savannah State University), breakout sessions, lab tours, and a reception at Sea Education Association. A flyer and registration information will be posted shortly here.
MARINE ART CONTEST

In conjunction with the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, MME is pleased to announce the 2016 Marine Art Contest with the theme "Amazing Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary". Open to students from K-12, submissions of original art are welcomed in the following categories:
  • Elementary School - Grades K-4
  • Middle School - Grades 5-8
  • High School - Grades 9-12
  • Scientific Illustration - All Grades
  • Computer Graphics & Photography - All Grades 
Modest cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each category, as well as a few special categories. A photo gallery of images from past years can be viewed here.

Click here for an event flyer. The deadline for submissions is April 29th, 2016. For more information, please email anne.smrcina@noaa.gov or call 781-545-8026 ext. 204.
SLEEK NEW LOOK FOR F&J!
The winter issue of the newly reformatted MME newsletter, F&J, is now online and available here. The theme for this edition is Marine Archaeology. The Spring edition focused on Corals will be out in April.

If you would like to submit any related lesson plans or other educator resources, please email them the F&J editor at dimmick@esteacher.org. 
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

MIT Sea Grant is actively recruiting volunteers for the 19th Annual BLUE LOBSTER BOWL (a regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl), which takes place on Saturday, March 5th. Volunteers are needed for scorekeeping, timekeeping, judging, and other tasks. Both first-time and veteran volunteers are welcome. The deadline to sign up as a volunteer is February 8th. For more information, please click here.

The Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) is offering a 4-part professional development seminar series for K12 educators, volunteers, and other professionals from science, environmental, natural history, technology, art, history and other cultural institutions and centers this spring and summer. For a full schedule, please click here.

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program of the American Fisheries Society has scholarships for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing fisheries science, marine biology, and STEM related fields. The application deadline is 2/27/16. For more info, click here.
SAVE THE DATE!

National Science Teachers Association, Nashville: Mar 31-Apr 3, 2016
MME Annual Meeting, Woods Hole: April 9, 2016
National Marine Educators Meeting, Orlando: June 25-July 1, 2016
NEOSEC Ocean Literacy Summit, Portland: November 3-4, 2016

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