Whale Camp and Authors & Artists of the Sea – Maine

In partnership with Immaculata University in Pennsylvania, the Whale Camp, on Grand Manan Island off the coast of Northern Maine, offers summer programs for students and teachers to observe and study whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and puffins in their natural habitats through direct observation, data collection, and hands-on experience with marine science equipment.  A second course, Authors & Artists of the Sea, is for students who enjoy expressing themselves in through art and/or creative writing.  It includes many of the elements of the Intro to Ecology course but focuses on students demonstrating their learning and experiences through their art and writing.  Students will collaborate in the production of a full-color hardbound book.  Both programs focus on the ecology of the Bay of Fundy and how the highest tides in the world produce huge quantities of plankton to establish a diverse food web.


Tool Factory Podcasting Grant

The Tool Factory Podcasting Grant offers digital media accessories needed to start a school podcasting program.  Applicants develop and submit a lesson plan incorporating student involvement and creativity.  The next deadline for submission is May 15, 2010.


Free Student Memberships to Marine Technology Society

Teledyne RD Instruments has agreed to sponsor a limited number of complimentary one-year student memberships to the Marine Technology Society.  The free memberships are open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a marine science or a technology program.

Contact Michael Hall at michael.hall@mtsociety.org

Educator Review of Ocean Portal

The National Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with more than 20 partner organizations, invites you to preview and offer feedback on the Smithsonian Ocean Portal.  The portal is designed to transport visitors to the coastline, the open water, and the deep ocean through interactive content.  The site is a work in progress, and they are looking for input to fine-tune it before the public launch.  As you browse, please share your thoughts by leaving comments or using the feedback form in the upper right-hand corner of each page.  You may also email your comments to ocean@si.edu.


Deepwater Horizon Incident Website

NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration offers this Deepwater Horizon Incident website with the latest news, trajectory maps and forecasts, links to scientific weather and biological response services to federal, state, and local organizations, and images, much more.  The Information for Students and Teachers hosts background information about spills, activities and lesson plans, and much more.  Check out the Web Portals for links to emergency response programs, restoration planning tools, and more.  On the NOS website, you can learn more about the spill in the April 27 episode of Making Waves, and check out a recent episode of Diving Deeper to learn more oil spills in general and how NOAA responds to these events in an interview with Amy Merten from NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration.




Field-Based Research Program for High School Students

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is now accepting applications for TIDAL Quest (PDF, 82 KB), a week-long, field-based research program for high school students to be held July 19-23. Applications will be accepted until the program is full.

Job Opportunity: Merrimack River Watershed Council Executive Director, Massachusetts

– The Merrimack River Watershed Council is seeking applications for Executive Director to oversee day-to-day operations. This includes cultivating key partnerships and donor relationships; acting as the champion and voice of the Merrimack River; ensuring that all products and projects are produced and carried out in an effective, professional, and timely manner; overseeing staff and volunteers; and developing and managing the budget. The Executive Director is also responsible for developing and implementing short- and long-term strategic plans. Applications are due by June 1.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Head of School, New Hampshire

Assistant Head of School/Floating Teacher


The Seacoast Charter School, an arts-integrated elementary and middle public school, is seeking a dynamic and inspiring Assistant Head of School/Floating Teacher to help lead the school. We seek someone with Elementary experience and preferably Middle School experience as well. The position is a part time Administrative and part time teaching position.

Job Opportunity: Educator and Naturalist, Massachusetts

Crane Beach Educator & Naturalist


The Trustees of Reservations is seeking to hire a Beach Naturalist and Educator to assist the Crane Estate engagement programs in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The position encompasses a wide variety of tasks related to public interpretation and education of the coastal resources of the Crane Estate.

Job Opportunity: Naturalist, Maine

Ferry Beach Ecology School in Saco, Maine has openings for naturalists for the Fall 2010 season. Details here.