Job Opportunity: Facility Supervisor, California

The SEA Lab is looking for a facility supervisor.  The SEA Lab is based in Redondo Beach and is a program of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. The Facilities Supervisor implements the mission of the LA Conservation Corps by providing a space for young people and adults to gain an understanding and appreciation for our local marine environment and training for young adults and volunteers in the care and maintenance of marine animals, display systems, and research experiences thus contributing to their personal and career opportunities. The Facility Supervisor is responsible for the supervision, work project leadership, public aquarium maintenance, education support, and animal care requirements of the SEA Lab.  To learn more about the LA Conservation Corps, visit

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STEM Teaching Scholarships

The AFCEA Educational Foundation will offer scholarships of $5,000 to students actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education degree for the purpose of teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) subjectsat a U.S. middle or secondary school.   Applications Deadline: June 10.

Questions? Email Norma Corrales <>

Job Opportunity: Projects Coordinator, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bays Program (MBP) is seeking applicants for a Special Projects Coordinator to work on a wide range of progressive estuarine protection and restoration initiatives throughout Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bay. The Special Projects Coordinator will manage diverse habitat protection and stormwater mitigation projects, develop outreach initiatives related to core program areas, and cultivates relationships with key partners. The coordinator will also assist the MBP Director in many additional aspects of program administration including the facilitation of management committee meetings, responding to program inquiries and requests, and managing the MBP Municipal Grant Program. Applications are due by May 14.

Stellwagen Marine Sanctuary Seeks Advisors

NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank/ /National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill 16 seats on its advisory council, which represents the public’s interests in sanctuary matters and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.  The sanctuary is accepting applications for primary and alternate seats representing Research, Conservation, Whale Watching, Fixed Gear Commercial Fishing, Mobile Gear Commercial Fishing, Diving, Education, Business and Industry, and At-Large.

Applications are due June 1, 2010/. /To receive an application kit, or for further information, please contact Elizabeth Stokes by e-mail at ; by phone at 781-545-8026 X 201; or by mail at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066.

New Sea Grant Documents Available

The March 2010 listing of new Sea Grant documents received by the National Sea Grant Library is now available:
Copies of these documents are usually available from the originating Sea Grant program
or may be borrowed from the National Sea Grant Library Many of these
titles are also available as PDF documents and can be accessed directly from the NSGL website.

Online Course: Teaching About the Marine Environment, Grades 5-12

The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will be offering an online course this fall: EVS 592 Teaching about the Marine Environment.  This course, developed and taught by Dr. Rosanne Fortner, former President of the National Marine Educators Association and Director of COSEE Great Lakes, offers classroom-based methods for ocean education. Explore online sources and exemplary print materials for grades 5-12, many adaptable for informal learning. Match the lessons to your [prospective] curriculum and adapt to your setting with expert assistance. The course is completely online and asynchronous.  Since this course carries 3 hours of graduate credit, you must first apply to UNCW as a non-degree graduate before registering for the course (click here). Information on course tuition and fees can be found here.  Applications must be received by July 1, but the earlier, the better because seating is very limited.

Marine Science in Virgin Islands for High School and College Students

MANTA is a non-profit organization that offers 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 for additional information, including trip details and the online application.  The college program is offered through the Center for International Education of the College of Charleston.  Feel free to email with any questions.

Long Island Sound Educators’ Conference

Looking for ways to incorporate Long Island Sound into your curriculum?  Need some new ideas for activities and games about Long Island Sound?  There is still time to register for the 2010 Long Island Sound Educators Conference to be held at The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT on Friday, April 30.  Go to for conference information and on-line registration.

MITS 2010 Summer Institutes

MITS, Inc. Museum Institute for Teaching Science, presents Interactions in the Sciences: Observe, Investigate, Explain: Explore how cycles, processes and systems connect life, physical and earth science, July 6-9 & July 12-16, for Upper Elementary and Middle School Educators.  A minds-on, hands-on professional development experience that will provide you with scientific knowledge, classroom investigations and a network of resources.  Offered in seven regions of Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire.
Take home a teaching resource kit to ensure your success using inquiry in the classroom. Earn PDPs and/or graduate credit.

Spend 1-2 days at each partner organization as you participate in content and skill development sessions taught by professional educators, scientists and content experts. Daily activities include both indoor, inquiry-based classroom experiences and outdoor, field experiences.  For a complete brochure or to register visit, e-mail, or call 617-328-1515.

NOAA Professional Development Workshop for Teachers at NEAq

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER)  offers a Professional Development Workshop for Science Teachers Grades 6-12, Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Curriculum (Part II of II), Saturday, May 8, 2010, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, in partnership with and hosted by the New England Aquarium.

Join educators during this follow-up session to the introductory professional development workshop on Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration, a curriculum developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). Conduct inquiry- and standards-based activities tied directly to ocean expeditions with Ocean Exploration Facilitator Tami Lunsford. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with Dr. Dwight Coleman, Director of the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Coleman will discuss Ocean Exploration and Archaeological Oceanography, and the Inner Space Center, a new facility built to support both these disciplines through live ship-to-shore telepresence technology.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Each participant will receive unique take-home materials, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast, and lunch. A $100 stipend will be available for those who participate in both the Introductory and Follow-up full-day workshops.
Registration Deadline is April 23, 2010.

To register, contact the Teacher Resource Center at the New England Aquarium at 617-973-6590.
For specific questions about this workshop, contact Jayshree Oberoi,, 617-973-6590