New England Aquarium Lecture Series

Upcoming lectures at the New England Aquarium include:

Sailors for the Sea Ocean Exploration, September 21

History of Marine Mammals at New England Aquarium, October 13

Rising From the Ashes: The Phoenix Islands Protected Area, November 2

Jacques Cousteau: the Sea King, November 9

…plus film screenings and more

See the full schedule and register

DataStreme Ocean Distance Learning Course

DataStreme Ocean is a precollege teacher enhancement program of the AMS/NOAA Cooperative Program for Earth System Education (CPESE). The program is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

DataStreme Ocean explores the ocean in the Earth system with special emphasis on (1) the flow and transformations of water and energy into and out of the ocean, (2) the internal properties and workings of the ocean, (3) interactions between the ocean and the other components of the Earth system (hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere), and (4) the human/societal impacts on and response to those interactions. This approach is inquiry-based and consistent in methodology and goals with the National Science Education Standards.

DataStreme Ocean is pedagogically guided by a teaching approach (Project-Based Science) that seeks to engage learners in exploring their world by investigating meaningful questions. DataStreme Ocean incorporates driving questions, investigations, collaboration, technology, and artifacts.

Find out how to participate.

There are spaces available in the Fall 2009 Online Learning DataStreme Ocean course.

There are DataStreme Ocean learning teams in  Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine.

Locate a DataStream Oceam team leader by state.

Boston Harbor Educators Conference

The Boston Harbor Educators Conference will be held Saturday October 3, 2009.  The conference title is “Celebrating the Beauty of a Resource Long Forgotten”, and will be a day of discovery featuring a cruise through the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area to Thompson Island. Using all of our senses, we will learn about the islands, their living and cultural resources and ways we can incorporate these invaluable local sites into our lesson plans.
LOCATION: UMass Boston/Fox Point Pavilion for registration at 8:00 AM, Boston Harbor Islands cruise to Thompson Island for workshops and keynote presentation.  Boat departure at 9:00 AM, return to UMass at 5:00 PM.
Program fee of $40 covers boat tour and transit to and from Thompson Island, all workshops, keynote presentation and lunch.
For more information or to register visit the MME website

Sponsors: Massachusetts Marine Educators, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area,
UMass Boston/Marine Operations, Ocean River Institute, and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary