Online Seminars from American Museum of Natural History

Seminars on Science and the American Museum of Natural History in New York is offering online courses involving marine biology and ocean systems. Join a research scientist and an experienced instructor as they guide you through these courses . Visit the course website at for the syllabi, key course concepts, and free sample resources including essays and videos.

Courses include:

  • The Ocean System
  • Sharks and Rays (summer course only!)
  • Evolution
  • **NEW** Water: Environmental Science (Please note that there is special pricing for the Summer 2009 session of the Water course.  Sign up by June 22nd and receive $200 off the course cost!)

Designed for K-12 educators, each six-week course is led by an experienced classroom teacher and a research scientist.  Summer Session Two runs July 6 – August 16.  Registration closes June 22nd. For more information and to register, go to or call 800-649-6715

Earth Science Literacy Framework

The Earth Science Literacy Initiative (ESLI), funded by the National Science Foundation, has gathered and codified the underlying understandings of Earth sciences into a succinct document that will have broad-reaching applications in both public and private arenas. It establishes the “Big Ideas” and supporting concepts that all Americans should know about Earth sciences. The resulting Earth Science Literacy framework will also become part of the foundation, along with similar documents from the Oceans, Atmospheres and Climate communities, of a larger geoscience Earth Systems Literacy effort.  More

Special Programs Coordinator, Virginia

The Marine Science Consortium on Wallops Island, Virginia, is seeking an educator to fill the Special Programs Coordinator position. This full-time, year-round position is a key part of the program leadership team and is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all special programs including Elderhostels, special weekend and week-long workshops, other specialgroup programs. Details

Teacher/Naturalist, Cape Cod 2009-2010 School Year

Residential environmental education program for 5th grade students seeks an experienced Teacher/Naturalist for 2009-2010 school year. Utilize areas within the Cape Cod National Seashore to teach concepts of succession, adaptation, and energy flow in pond/forest/beach/dune/salt marsh habitats.  Details