Expedition for Earth and Ocean Science Educators

School of Rock 2010 Cascadia Cores and CORKS, a Hands-on, Research-based Expedition for Earth and Ocean Science Educators During IODP Expedition 328 (Cascadia Subduction Zone ACORK Observatory), September 3-19, 2010
During School of Rock research experiences, K-12, informal, and undergraduate educators have daily opportunities to conduct hands-on analyses of sediment and hard-rock cores with scientists and technicians who specialize in IODP research. This year’s workshop will focus on how cores and CORKS (http://www.oceanleadership.org/classroom/corks) shed light on the hydrology and geology of the Cascadia subduction zone. The workshop will also provide educators with time to develop and plan new museum or classroom activities based on their new knowledge and research.
Jennifer Collins, Teacher in Residence, Deep Earth Academy
Tel (202) 787-1614 jcollins@oceanleadership.org

Leslie Peart, Education Director, Deep Earth Academy
Tel: (202) 787-1603 lpeart@oceanleadership.org


Educators: Join Research Cruise to South Pacific Gyre

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program invites educators to apply to sail on the JOIDES Resolution to serve as the onboard Education Officer during Expedition 329: South Pacific Gyre, October 8- December 12. This expedition will, among other goals, document the habitats, activities, composition and biomass of microbial communities in subseafloor sediments. Deep Earth Academy (IODP’s education program) invites interested educators at all levels (elementary – college) and informal science specialists to apply to be a part of this exciting scientific endeavor. The selected education officer will be responsible for sharing the science story with the outside world, including students, educators, and the general public. He/she will coordinate educational activities on board, such as blogging, maintaining social networking sites and facilitating live video conferences to classrooms, museums and special events on shore.  Applications

Discovery of Sound in the Sea New Website

The Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Project introduces the science and uses of underwater sound and provides easy, efficient access to timely peer reviewed content on the effects of underwater sound on marine animals.  The DOSITS team, announces the launch of a newly redesigned website (http://www.dosits.org) that takes advantage of the advances in web technology since the website was originally launched in November 2002.   To receive more information about the Discovery of Sound in the Sea Project, contact Holly Morin  (hmorin@gso.uri.edu) or (401-874-6414).

Marine Technology Society Scholarships and Free Student Memberships

Teledyne RD Instruments is sponsoring a limited number of complimentary 1-year student memberships to MTS. The free memberships are open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a marine science or a technology program. Student members receive Currents as well as online access to the MTS Journal. Students interested in applying for this free membership should contact michael.hall@mtsociety.org

MTS scholarships. Approximately $60,000 in scholarships are awarded annually to both graduate and undergraduate students studying marine science and technology. Click here for more information on MTS scholarships. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 15, 2010.

Job Opportunity, Ocean Education National Geographic

National Geographic is looking to hire a Program Specialist in Ocean Education.  This position will aid in the creation of new marine science curriculum for classroom teachers and informal educators, handle logistics for our multi-day Teacher Academy each summer, assist in the organization and access to ocean education materials on education department website, and potentially conduct outreach to educators on NGEP education programs at conferences. Ocean education materials produced in NGEP will range from complete curricula, to collections of lesson plans, activities, teaching posters, family guides, videos, toolkits, and other resources. Complete job description.

Teachers on the Estuary, PD Course

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,  Falmouth, MA, offers Teachers on the Estuary, a National Estuarine Research Reserve System program.  A field and research-based professional development course integrating content, methods, and activities on  Watersheds and Estuaries.  July 12 – 15 plus follow up session November 2, 2010.  Designed for teachers of grades 9-12, others welcome to apply. Work with local scientists and marine educators, explore coastal habitats and carry out field studies, learn how to use real data and guide student investigations. This course is supported by NOAA’s Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program. The course is free to participants but space is limited so application is required by April 30.  Application form and course description are available at www.waquoitbayreserve.org/teacher-training.asp

The course is also being offered at Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Prudence island, RI, June 28- July 1, 2010 and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, ME, July 26-29, 2010.  For more information visit  www.estuaries.gov

Scholarships in Marine Science for Undergraduates

The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America offers  the MASNA Scholarship, a $2500 scholarship for a full-time undergraduate who will be seeking a degree in a marine science field. Visit the Scholarship Page on the MASNA website to download the application.