Summer Program for High School Students, Maine

Sustainable Ocean StudiesGOMMEA is pleased to help spread the word about Sustainable Ocean Studies (SOS), an inspiring and rigorous month-long summer program focused on promoting ocean sustainability.  July 6-30th 2010, Portland Maine

Sponsored by Waynflete School, this technology-rich, field based, and community oriented experience is open to rising 11th and 12th grade students and current graduating seniors.   Using the Gulf of Maine as the classroom, SOS blends adventure and hands-on experiences in a variety of ecosystems with important dialogue about the ecology, economics, policies and people of the ocean.  Please know there are scholarship opportunities available for interested students.  For more information go to or you can contact the Director of SOS, David Vaughan at,  207.774.5721 ext. 318

PD Workshop: Exploring Ocean Literacy through Science and Children’s Literature, Maine

When: June 28-30, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: On the seaside campus of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC), South Portland, Maine

Use hands-on science activities, field experiences, relevant children’s literature, and local scientific data to learn about the marine life, water quality, and environmental issues of our coastal waters.   Every participant will take away:

40 ready-to-use activities in science and literacy geared to 4-6th grades, adaptable to other grade levels

Ocean-related children’s books and reference guides

Maps, props, and equipment for your classroom

Consultation to tailor activities to your curriculum

15 contact hours for recertification purposes (1.5 CEUs)

This course is offered in conjunction with the University of Southern Maine’s Professional Development Center. By special arrangement, the cost of the course has been reduced from the University’s standard fee of $295 to $250.

Register for EDIS 1766 at (207) 780-5055 or

Contact or (207)799-8574.