Education Program Host, Florida

Dolphin  Research Centeris looking to fill a position teaching the public about dolphins and ocean conservation.  The job opening is in the  Education Department as a Program Host, narrating live-action, ever-changing presentations of DRC’s dolphins and sea lions.  This is a full-time position. Week-end and evening hours are required. For more information contact kirsten@dolphins.org

Environmental Education Program Director

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is looking for a highly qualified candidate to fill the Environmental Education Program Director position.  The Program Director reports directly to the president and is responsible for overall leadership of  VINS’ environmental education programs.  The Program Director ensures that all VINS’ education programs are high-quality, innovative, exciting, and financially sustainable.  VINS’ environmental education programs include programs for children, adults, citizen scientists, and professional educators.  The programs are based on current science and delivered in schools, camps, and communities throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, and at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont.  In addition to leading the development and delivery of programs, the Program Director oversees the design and management of exhibits at the VINS Nature Center, as well as the care of VINS’ collection of wild birds and other live animals featured in programs and exhibits.
Details online.

Follow a Deep Sea Drilling Expedition

The CHIKYU HAKKEN website is the information portal about the Deep Sea Drilling Vessel CHIKYU. Find out about the expedition currently underway, and follow researchers on the daily report. The site is maintained by the Center for Deep Earth Exploration, a center of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. Visit the For Educators page.

Sand for Students

Sand for Students is an education outreach program of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) in which students themselves collect sand from nearby rivers and seashores, to build a worldwide sand database. Visit Sand for Students.

Welcome to NEwswave

NEwswave is the NEOSEC blog.

NEOSEC (New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative) is a collaboration among a range of institutions from across the region, including museums and aquaria, universities, and research institutions.  We recognize that understanding the ocean is integral to comprehending the Earth’s systems and our own life on this planet, and have identified ocean science literacy as a key goal for all of New England.  Visit NEOSEC online.

NEwswave is also available as  monthly e-newsletter. Sign-up online.

Lecture at Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Join the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) and the Census of Marine Life (CoML) for an ongoing public lecture series, Sea State 4.0.  On June 11, Tom Trott of Suffolk University presents Where Land Meets Sea: Diversity Along our Shores.
Science lectures: 2-3:00 pm, Public lectures: 7-8:00 pm.
Visit the GMRI Sea State 4.0 website.

World Ocean Day Podcast

World Ocean Day is June 8

The Thank You Ocean Report podcast features The Ocean Project’s Bill Mott, who discusses the history of World Ocean Day and describes some of the events you can participate in on June 8.  Listen to the podcast

Oceans, Coasts and Climate for Teachers

This course, given at the Waquoit Bay Research Reserve, Falmouth, MA, will present information, research, and activities on climate topics with a special focus on marine systems. Participants will carry out field studies, practice using marine and coastal data, and engage in lessons and activities for teaching about climate.  We will hear presentations from research scientists studying climate at sea and along the shore. Participants will receive lesson plans and a resource CD.

Monday August 3 – Thursday August 6,  8:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Friday August 7   8:30 am -12:30 pm, plus follow-up date in November. Three graduate credits or 67.5 PDPs.  Best for teachers in grades 7 -12.

Visit onlinefor more information and to register.  Go to the events calendar for August and click on the link for the course.

For more information contact Pat Harcourt at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

pat.harcourt@state.ma.us (508) 457-0495 x 106

Humpback Whale Feature Film Screening

Ocean Voyagers at the Music Hall
Sunday, June 14, 2009
3:00 pm

The Seacoast Science Center kicks off a whale-of-a-week with a special screening of the award-winning feature film Ocean Voyagers at the Music Hall in Portsmouth. Chosen to celebrate Animal Planet’s 10th Anniversary at London’s Cadogan Hall, the evocative film sets the stage for the June 20 opening of the Center’s exhibition Tofu: The Journey of a Humpback Whale.

Blue MermaidNarrated by Meryl Streep, Ocean Voyagers provides a startlingly intimate portrait of Humpback life through the eyes of a mother whale as she teaches her baby all he will need to know to survive in the ocean. The film is perfect for families and everyone interested in whales and the sea. A panel discussion follows the film. Ocean Voyagers’ producer Feodor Pitcairn will be joined by Allied Whale Project Director Dan DenDanto, Vicky Cornish, Vice President, Marine Wildlife Conservation of the Ocean Conservancy for a discussion of their work, research and connection to the Tofu exhibit. Feodor was an early pioneer in the use of High-Definition technology in the underwater environment. Dan has been researching Gulf of Maine whales for decades, and helped articulate Tofu’s skeleton. Vicky’s expertise is on human impacts, such as ship strikes and entanglement.

You won’t want to miss seeing one of the world’s most remarkable whale films. Ocean Voyagers won the Best Nature Film Award at the 2008 Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival.

Tickets ($8.50 general admission; $6.50 Music Hall members) are available through The Music Hall at 603-436-2400 or http://www.themusichall.org.

Research Vessel Interactive Site

The 470-foot JOIDES Resolution (JR) is one of the most important and largest earth and ocean science research vessels in the world. The JR is run by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program,  and the core samples and data that its scientists and crew bring up from the seafloor every day hold exciting and significant clues to Earth’s history, climatic changes, geologic events, and much more.  You  and your students can now get involved in this dynamic researchonlineOn this new interactive site, you can ask real scientists questions, track the ship’s location, explore daily ship blogs, watch up-to-the-minute videos (be sure to check out PNN News on the home page), and take advantage of other real time resources. Become a friend of the JR on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, and explore teaching activities for young children through college – including suggestions for how to use the website and real data from the ship.  The site also offers free posters, inflatable JR tracking globes, and other classroom materials.