Seminars – Coastal Maine Ecology

Eagle Hill offers seminars and workshops for people interested in understanding, addressing, and solving complex ecological questions, focusing on the natural history of the coast of eastern Maine from Acadia National Park to Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and beyond. Most seminars combine field studies with follow-up lab studies and a review of the literature.  Upcoming seminars include: 
Jul 25 – 31     Introduction to Marine Zooplankton Taxonomy and Ecology
Aug 1 – 7  Salt Marsh Restoration Adapts to Global Climate Change 
Aug 29 – Sep 4  Flora of Coastal Habitats and Islands of Maine
Applications are required; lodging is available.  For more information and to request syllabi, email office@eaglehill.us.

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Job Opportunities – Summer Science Teachers, MA

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve seeks two summer educators:  one to co-direct a 6-week Summer Science School for children entering 2nd through 8th grade from July 5 through August 13; another to work with middle school-age campers conducting biomonitoring on local beaches and assisting with a variety of research and stewardship projects throughout the Reserve, part part of a regional project involving institutions throughout New England.  For more information and to apply, go to this link.

Internship – Marine Education, FL

Smithsonian Marine Station at  Fort Pierce FL is offering a paid summer (May to August) internship to current undergraduates and recent (within 6 months) college graduates in their Ecosystems Exhibit.  The intern will interpret in the gallery and at the touch tank, lead educational programs for school and community groups, assist education staff with three weeks of summer day camp, create educational displays, and other projects according to their personal interests, strengths and/or experience.  For a full announcement and to apply, contact Laura Diederick, Education Specialist (diederick@si.edu).  Deadline for applications is 3/15/10.

Job Opportunity – Summer Programs Educator, VA

The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia, housed at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, VA seeks a full-time Summer Programs Educator.  This temporary staff person (June through August 2010) is responsible for supporting five summer camp programs for students in 1st-8th grade, including materials coordination, assisting with camp lab and field programs, and supporting other education programs.  For more information and to submit a cover letter and resume, contact Sarah McGuire, Education Coordinator (mcguire@vims.edu).   Deadline for applications is 3/31/10.

Lecture – Green Pharmacy

Nicholas Anastas, President of Poseidon’s Trident, will present current thinking and practices for Green Pharmacy, a movement to reduce pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment.  This lecture is hosted by Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant MA.  For more information contact Carole McCauley (c.mccauley@neu.edu).

Educator Resource – Humboldt Squids

Squids4Kids supplies frozen specimens of Humboldt squid for use in educational activities at any level. The package includes illustrated background material and dissection guides. There is no charge, but an application and commitment to a follow-up survey are required, as is responsibility for shipping costs.The program is a collaboration between researchers at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service in Santa Cruz, CA; all squid are collected in conjunction with ongoing research or by sport fishermen who donate their excess catch.  Visit the website for more information, including more information about this species.  And if you’d like to sample before you order, consider attending BOAT CAMP’s workshop on 2/27/10.

Workshop – Humboldt Squid Dissection, MA

On February 27, 2010 BOAT CAMP in Newburyport MA will present a one-day workshop on the amazing biology and ecology of Humboldt Squid, including a dissection.  Training includes practical ways to bring the sea into the classroom and other venues (non-educators welcome!). The workshop is part of BOAT CAMP’s Marine Science Saturday series; cost is $10 and advance registration is requested. For more information email boatcamp@gmail.com.