Oceans à la Carte Workshop for K-12 Educators – Rhode Island

Join us at URI’s Bay Campus for a full menu of oceanography, marine, and environmental science presentations and workshop sessions for formal and informal educators. Choose from a variety of presentations by leading scientists, hands-on activities, and content information sessions. Door prizes include a free interpretive program from URI’s Narragansett Bay Classroom.  Keynote presentation by Dr. Christopher Deacutis, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program. “A Changing World: A Changing Bay? Water Quality Conditions in Narragansett Bay and Potential Climate-Driven Concerns.” Dr. Deacutis will cover some of the major water quality issues that presently exist in Narragansett Bay and discuss some of the troubling recent changes in climate and how they may be enhancing negative water quality impacts in the Bay.  Featured presentations and workshops will cover topics including:  Seawater Chemistry, Sustainable Seafood, Sea Level Rise, Sound in the Sea, Estuarine Environments, Using Real Time Data in the Classroom

In addition to the keynote, presentations and workshops, an opportunity to tour the Inner Space Center will be available.  The Inner Space Center utilizes telepresence technologies connecting the world to oceanographic exploration projects in real time to sharing the excitement of undersea discovery as it happens.

Saturday, May 22, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm,  Coastal Institute, URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus

Preregistration and prepayment by credit card or check is REQUIRED. Please visit http://omp.gso.uri.edu for a downloadable registration form. Registration deadline May 17, 2010.  For more information:  Call 401-874-6211 or email akecskes@gso.uri.edu. A map and full agenda will be sent to those who have sent in their fee and completed registration form.  More information regarding concurrent sessions and presentations will be posted on the Office of Marine Programs website, http://omp.gso.uri.edu.

Job Opportunity: Marine Educator Internship, Florida

Sanibel Sea School is seeking Marine Educator Interns to assist with Summer Camp 2010 programs. SSS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to marine conservation through experiential education. A detailed description of Sanibel Sea School and summer camp offerings can be found on: www.sanibelseaschool.org.

Inquiries may be made to Bruce Neill, Ph.D., Executive Director at jobs@sanibelseaschool.org.

Coastal Ocean Science Academy at Northeastern

August 9-12, 2010
The COSA program provides high school students with an unforgettable two-week introduction to marine science.  The Academy is held at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center, a world-class research and teaching institution on the rocky shores of Nahant, MA. Participants will build knowledge of coastal and marine biology, including ecological and physical characteristics of several habitats.  They will develop skills such as monitoring water quality, measuring species richness and diversity, identifying marine organisms, and exploring threats facing our coastal and marine resources.  Off-site field experiences have included a whale watch, a visit to the New England Aquarium, and a trip to the Boston Harbor Islands.  This year’s COSA program will run from Monday, August 9 through Saturday, August 21.  To learn more about the COSA program, application, fees, scholarships, and more, please contact Carole McCauley, Outreach Program Coordinator at the Marine Science Center: (781) 581-7370 x321 or c.mccauley@neu.edu.

Job Opportunity: Coastal Geology Instructor, North Carolina

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is seeking an Instructor for a Coastal Geology course being offered to highly-gifted middle and high school students. The instructor is responsible for designing a course or using a Duke TIP syllabus to teach a course to a group of approximately 16-20 academically gifted students. The instructor position requires at least a year of graduate coursework and/or teaching experience with specific emphasis in the subject area.  Applications for this paid, summer opportunity are available online at http://www.tip.duke.edu/about/employment/how_to_apply.html.

Webinars: Broadening Impacts and Ocean Data in Education

This month, COSEE NOW will feature two new webinar series.

Broaden Your Impact http://coseenow.net/blog/broaden-your-impact/

Recommended for Ocean Scientists and Graduate Students (i.e. proposal writers)

Wednesdays May 12, 19, 26, & June 2

COSEE NOW invites you to participate in an online seminar (webinar) series that will discuss how to approach NSF’s broader impacts requirements in proposals, including how to generate novel ideas for broader impacts activities, how to implement broader impacts activities, and how to measure their impact.  This webinar series will focus on sharing ideas and resources on the development of broader impact statements. We will highlight different approaches to and examples of effective and transferable activities.  The goal of these four, one-hour sessions is to help build the capacity of scientists to implement and evaluate broader impact activities.

Using Ocean Data in Education http://coseenow.net/blog/using-ocean-data-in-education/

Recommended for Informal Educators and Scientists involved in using data in outreach

May 11, 17 and 25

In this series, we will explore effective strategies for incorporating real ocean data in formal and informal education products and programs, as a way to connect students to scientific concepts and real-time science. This session is especially designed for scientists and educators who are involved in Ocean Observing Systems.

A full list of programs and events is available at http://coseenow.net/training/

COSEE NOW Website Tour

Informal tours of the recently updated COSEE NOW website, designed to be quick introductions to the new site. The tours will:

·         highlight how they are collecting the data to create real-time images of their network

·         introduce you to the new social networking and collaboration features available, and how you can create your own niche sub-community.

·         show you how to stay in touch with the action using email and RSS feeds.

·         let you know how you can contribute to the site and use it to meet your needs.

The two tours / discussions are scheduled for May 10th at 1pm or May 18th at 4pm.  The tours should take 20-30 minutes

Please register today at: http://coseenow.net/blog/cosee-now-goes-social/

SEA Semester at Woods Hole – Summer Space Available

Sea Education Association has very limited space available in the upcoming Summer Session for undergraduates. This 8-week program is an abbreviated version of the interdisciplinary SEA Semester: Ocean Exploration program and offers 12 credits through Boston University. Students engage in coursework in oceanography, oceanographic research, maritime studies, and nautical science. They spend 4 weeks on the SEA campus in Woods Hole and then participate in an open ocean research cruise from Honolulu to San Francisco aboard our 134’ sailing research vessel, the SSV Robert C. Seamans. The dates are June 1 – July 26, and students may find more information at http://www.sea.edu/academics/seasemestersummer.aspx.

Research Opportunity for Teachers – Connecticut

George McManus at UConn has a National Science Foundation Grant that enables him to offer research experiences for K-12 teachers during the summer.  In the past, teachers working in his lab have done independent study projects for graduate credit, but someone who does not need or want the credits could opt for a small stipend instead.

He is a marine biologist working on protozoa in the sea, using a combination of field, culture, and DNA methods.  His goal for this grant is to enable teachers to experience research directly and possibly to learn some techniques that they can take back to the classroom with them.  Diana Payne is also involved in the project to perform assessments and help teachers make the lab-to-classroom connection.  You can find out more about what he does at http://www.microzooplankton.uconn.edu and you will also find there a short application for this summer, under the “GREAT program for teachers” link on the first page.

2010 MITS Summer Institutes

The Process of Adaptation: How Things Change

Explore how cycles, processes and systems connect life, physical and earth science. 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. Visit each of the locations below for one to two days and participate in both content and skill development sessions taught by professional educators, scientists and other content experts.

Grades: 3 – 8

Dates: July 6 – 16, 2010

Locations: The New England Aquarium, Zoo New England, Boston Children’s Museum, Harvard Museum of Natural History

Also offered in six other regions of Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire.

For more information and to register go to www.mits.org

Summer Workshops for Teachers at NEAq

This summer the New England Aquarium will be presenting

On the Waterfront: Integrating Science Standards through Classroom and Field Investigations

Climate Science and the Oceans

Workshop details