Marine Science for High School and College Students

MANTA is a non-profit organization that offers unique marine science education programs to high school and college students.  Students live aboard a large catamaran sailboat in the British Virgin Islands while being immersed in marine science, receiving their PADI scuba diving certification, and learning to sail.  MANTA’s research scientists and instructors teach in a “flippers on” style, and the syllabus includes lectures and labs on several aspects of marine science based on the Ocean Literacy principles and concepts, as well as active participation in publishable marine research.  The summer 2010 programs are scheduled and open for enrollment.
Visit online for additional information, including trip details and the online application.  The college program requires registration through the Center for International Education of the College of Charleston.

Virtual Workshop – On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty, Teaching Geoscience with Service Learning

Teaching Geoscience with Service Learning workshop is for geoscience instructors who are interested in doing a service learning project in their own courses and would like to learn more about the opportunities, or for colleagues who are currently doing service learning projects in their courses who are willing to share their knowledge and experience.  Get practical advice on how to design and implement a service-learning activity in your own instructional setting, and help us grow the collection of service-learning activities that can be used across the geoscience curriculum.  The workshop will take place February 3-9 and has an application deadline of December 20.
For more info and to apply on-line