Invitation to Apply to Contribute to Climate Literacy Project

You are invited to apply to serve as a consultant to an NSF-funded climate education project. Teachers and faculty who are selected to be in the consultant network will receive $225 for their participation.  Whether you are interested in participating in our consultant network or not, we ask for about 5 minutes of your time. Your responses will help us better support teachers and college instructors who teach about climate science and energy awareness. Click this link to access the application form:   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GWZYGQ3

Online PD from NOAA

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research Announces Why Do We Explore? An Online Professional Development Workshop for Educators of All Grade Levels.  June 21- July 2, 2010 (this is a repeat of the course offered in October 2009) in partnership with the College of Exploration

Join NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research for the second workshop in a series of educator professional development opportunities focused around NOAA’s new ship and America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration, the /Okeanos Explorer/. This workshop will introduce the new /Okeanos Explorer /Education Materials Collection built around the themes: Why Do We Explore?, How Do We Explore? and What Do We Expect to Find? Scientific presenters and education facilitators will work with participants to delve into the benefits of ocean exploration targeting climate change, energy, human health and ocean health. Interact with ocean explorers, converse and share classroom applications with other educators, and find a wealth of multimedia resources. We will introduce the first in a series of Leader’s Guides for Classroom Explorers entitled Why Do We Explore?, with its companion Initial Inquiry Lesson, To Boldly Go…, as well as additional lesson plans and other resources.

Speakers include:
• Dr. Charles Fisher: Professor of Biology, Eberly College of Science at The Pennsylvania State University
• Dr. Shirley A. Pomponi: Executive Director, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at Florida Atlantic University
• Dr. Edith Widder: Cofounder and President, Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA)

This workshop is free for all participants and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Educators will have the option to receive graduate credit (fee for the credit) or obtain a certificate of completion.

To register go to: http://www.coexploration.org/oe/

Job Opportunity: Aquarium Education Assistant, California

The Roundhouse Aquarium in Manhattan Beach, CA is hiring a part-time Operations Assistant/Education Assistant.  Visit the website for more information about the position and how to apply. http://www.roundhouseaquarium.org/pdfs/Ops%202010.pdf

Great Whales Curriculum for Grades 6-8

The Great Whales, developed by the Marine mammal Institute at Oregon State University is now available. The curriculum is geared for Grades 6-9.  You can locate the curriculum on DLESE (Digital Library of Earth System Education). http://www.dlese.org/library/index.jsp This takes you to the search page for DLESE.  Enter the title  The Great Whales, Select grade level 6-8, Resource Type  –  Curriculum.  Then select  Search.  It will appear at the top of the page. The curriculum appears on the website with “download PDF file”.  It is 119 pages.

Job Opportunity: Environmental Educator, Maine

To provide environmental education and outreach programs aimed at children and teachers in the Sebago Lake watershed and Portland Water District service areas.  Conceive, design, and present lessons and events to educate the public about the concepts of watershed protection, drinking water treatment and distribution, and wastewater treatment and distribution.  Position Duration:  9 months, 40 hours/week.  <http://www.pwd.org/about/employment_detail.php?id=8&gt;

Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary Management Plan

NOAA released the final management plan for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary today.  Based on years of scientific study and developed with extensive public input, the new management plan focuses on key issues affecting the sanctuary, including ecosystem alteration, wildlife disturbance, vessel traffic and its potential threat to marine mammals, water quality and invasive species.  The plan will guide the sanctuary’s resource protection and conservation efforts over the next five years.

The management plan is posted on the sanctuary’s website at http://stellwagen.noaa.gov.

Oil Spill Resources from NMEA

To participate in a general discussion about the oil spill visit the new Bridge Ocean Science Education Blog:  http://bridge.blogs.wm.edu/

To find and share relevant educational resources visit the Bridge:  http://www.marine-ed.org/bridge/

To nominate a relevant web site for inclusion on the Bridge:  http://www2.vims.edu/bridge/search/nominate.cfm