Lecture by Smithsonian Author on Our Connection to the Sea

Deborah Cramer, author of  Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water, Our World, the companion volume to the new Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, will explore the ways the sea is essential to all of us at the next Falmouth Forum Friday, November 6 at 7:30PM in the MBL’s (Marine Biological Laboratory’s) Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole.  Ms. Cramer’s lecture, titled Our Water Our World, is sponsored by the MBL Associates and is free and open to the public.
full lecture descriptions

Job Opportunity Environmental Education Program Coordinator – Ohio

The Ohio Division of Wildlife will soon begin accepting applications for the position of Education Coordinator of the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve (OWC NERR) in Huron along Ohio’s Lake Erie shore.  The OWC NERR is part of a state-federal partnership of 27 protected sites in the U.S. that promote stewardship of our nation’s estuaries through integrated research and education programs.  The Educator Coordinator will have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for K-12 and community audiences. Major initiatives that will be facilitated by the Education Coordinator include the development of new visitor center exhibits and regional implementation of a national K-12 science curriculum focused on estuaries and coastal ecosystems.  The Coordinator will contribute to inter-agency partnerships and work with multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, educators, trainers, and natural resource managers to translate ecological research for a range of constituencies. This is a three-year, grant-funded project position (state classification: wildlife communications specialist) with potential for conversion to agency-funded status.

Master’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental education, environmental science, wildlife science, or related field preferred.

Preliminary inquiries, including requests to be notified about the application timeframe should be made to:

Frank Lopez, Manager
Old Woman Creek NERR
Ohio Division of Wildlife
frank.lopez@dnr.state.oh.us
(419) 433-4601

Job Opportunity – Onboard Science Educator, Washington

Pacific Science Center in Seattle is searching for an adventurous, creative, and talented educator to work on board a 64-foot sailboat to communicate ocean and climate science to diverse audiences in international ports of call. The educator will join the Around the Americas expedition in South America so fluent Spanish conversational skills are required. Full job description

RESCHEDULED: COASTSWEEP Beach Cleanup at Scusset Beach, Massachusetts

Due to bad weather forecast for Saturday, this event has been RESCHEDULED for Sunday October 25

Please join the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) and Capt. John Boats for a beach cleanup at Scusset Beach this Sunday, October 25, 9-11:00AM 140 Scusset Beach Rd, Buzzards Bay MA. This cleanup effort is part of Coastsweep, the beach-wide cleanup effort by the State.  This cleanup effort is a family event where everyone can participate and have good CLEAN fun!  NECWA staff and biologists from Capt. John Boats out of Plymouth will also provide a beach walk for those interested in learning more about our seashore. Dress for the weather. All cleanup materials will be provided including plastic bags, plastic gloves, data sheets, pencils and clipboards. Meet at the parking lot at Scusset Beach on Cape Cod Bay.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Carol “Krill” Carson at 508-566-0009/ krillcarson@mac.com

SouthEastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME) and Mystic Aquarium present: SEA LION PUPS

Mystic Aquarium recently welcomed three, one-year-old California Sea Lion pups into the Aquarium family.  These charismatic pups were all stranded animals that were rescued and rehabilitated in California and now make their home in Mystic.  These animals are also ambassadors, revealing the challenges marine mammals face in the wild.  This is an opportunity to meet their trainer and learn all about their story including the rescue, rehabilitation, training and enrichment. Thursday, November 19, 4:15-5:45 PM, Mystic Aquarium. Pre-registration IS REQUIRED. Contact Trina Barrett, 860.572.5955, ext 205 to register. SENEME Members, $5; Non-members, $20 (includes SENEME Membership). Learn more about SENEME

Ocean7 Banner on Display

Ocean7 Banner

The Ocean7 banner on display at the URI School of Oceanography. Ocean7 Voyage  of Discovery is a NEOSEC project. Photo by Maryann C. Scholl.

Find out more about

Ocean7 Voyage of Discovery

Ocean Acidification Video Available Online

The video “ACID TEST: the Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification,” produced by the National Resources Defense Council, can be viewed online

Submit Science Questions Online

K-12 students can  submit science questions online to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography magazine explorations, in the Ask Voyager section. The magazine will post two questions and answers per issue on subjects related to the topic of the main feature.
Visit Ask Voyager

Gulf of Maine Seascape Modeling Website and Blog

Most of us can imagine scientific discoveries made in field research and in the lab, but some researchers are making discoveries at their computer – by modeling the interactions between marine life and the Gulf of Maine.  By focusing on a few key sets of data, they can better visualize the ecosystem and predict if, and how, it is changing.  According to the developers, “The goal of Seascape Modeling is to provide up-to-the-minute (well, more likely, the month) information on efforts to understand the link between physical and biological conditions in the ocean. As our name suggests, modeling is major thrust of our research, although we interpret modeling broadly to include analytical models, computer simulations, and statistical models.”  The website and the blog are great resources for students, teachers and researchers alike.

Seascape Modeling presents the news, results, and opinions of personnel in the Ecosystem Modeling Lab, a joint effort between the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Ocean Stories Needed

Ocean Gazing wants to hear YOUR story about the ocean.  This could be anything: the first time you went to the beach or tasted salt water, a boat trip you took with your family, an amazing creature you saw while snorkeling.  We’re looking for your memories about the ocean and your stories of the sea.  We’re collaborating with sound artist Halsey Burgund who’s gathering these stories for a composition he’s working on.  So just go to his website to record your memory or story.  We’ll feature some of these stories on the first Ocean Gazing podcast of November, and Halsey will be including many of these stories in his piece that will be performed at the California Academy of Sciences.

ari daniel shapiro
www.aridanielshapiro.com