Field Trip Cruise Aboard Collecting Vessel – Woods Hole

Bring your class on a field trip to Woods Hole to collect specimens and observe the diversity of the benthic community. Experience first-hand how organisms are collected for scientific study, cruise aboard the collecting vessel R/V Freedom.  Sponsored by the Zephyr Education Foundation

Teacher Workshop and Teacher/Student Overnight

Building New England Connections (BNEC) brings together teams of teachers using the watersheds and coastal environments of New England as a context for learning.  Project Oceanology and Connecticut Sea Grant are providing this opportunity with funding from NOAA’s Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program. First,  a 2-day professional development session at Project Oceanology in Groton, Connecticut, November 6-7,  in which teachers will be immersed in a model research experience while sharing ideas and resources to facilitate the incorporation of estuarine and watershed concepts into your classroom curriculum.
In addition, two teachers and fifty (50) of their students (one team from each New England state) will participate in a 2-day overnight research project of coastal and watershed environments including an oceanographic research cruise, laboratory and field studies, scheduled for the Winter and Spring 2010.

To begin, form a team from your school (2 teachers and 1 supervisor or 3 teachers) and contact Lauren Rader, 860.445.9007,

Mystic Aquarium Penguin Run/Walk

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to run or walk for the good of our feathered friends. Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration will hold a 5K run and 2-mile walk at 9 AM  on Saturday, October 17 to benefit the Aquarium’s African penguins.
The event also includes a middle school cross-country team competition and new fundraising team competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers and in eight age divisions for males and females. Click here to learn more.

Job Opening – Whale Center Operations Coordinator

The Whale Center of New England in Gloucester, MA, is looking for an Operations Coordinator.  Tasks include bookkeeping; managing a membership/donor database; overseeing and (at times) staffing a Visitor Center/Gift Shop; general office duties including payroll, correspondence, record-keeping.  Position also includes (with provided training) responding to occasional marine mammal strandings.  A full job description is posted online.  Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Mason Weinrich at