Invitation- Hurricane Science and Education Symposium, New Orleans

The University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) in partnership with the Louisiana State Museum (LSM) invite both formal and informal science educators to submit an application to participate in the Hurricane Science and Education Symposium to be held at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, on October 25, 2010. Airfare, meals, and lodging costs for formal an informal science educators will be covered by a grant from the National Science Foundation and support from the Louisiana State Museum.

The symposium is being planned as part of the launch events for a new comprehensive website, Hurricanes: Science and Society (to be launched on October 25, 2010), and a new exhibition at the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans (to be opened on October 26, 2010). Participants in the Symposium will end the day at an evening reception at the Museum for a preview of the exhibition, Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond.

If you are interested in participating in the Hurricane Science and Education Symposium, please go to the following link to submit an application:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hurricane_symposium_application

The application deadline is July 27, 2010. We will be selecting the participants and announcing the results in mid-August. Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues.

Contact for further information: Holly Morin, email: hmorin@gso.uri.edu

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Internship, Marine Science Center – Washington

Job Type: Internship
Salary Detail: $1000 stipend plus rustic housing
Deadline: 7-15-2010
Organization: Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Contact Person: Chrissy McLean
Phone: 360-385-5582 x109
E-Mail: cmclean@ptmsc.org

Job Opportunity: Aquarium Educator, Oregon

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is seeking a Project/Education Manager. The Project/Education Manager will manage the development, organization, facilitation, and evaluation of academic, public, and outreach programs at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Oregon Coast Aquarium
Location: Newport, OR
Contact Person: Kerry Carlin Morgan
E-Mail: education.manager@aquarium.org

Online Tools Guidebook

The COSEE Excellence in Networking Tools subgroup invites you to use the Online Tools Guidebook.  The guidebook provides easily accessible information on a wide range of online tools for collaborating, teaching, promoting, and much more.  The tools are grouped into function categories, including Graphics/Visual Tools, Project Management, Collaborative Editing, and more.

http://coseenow.net/ents/index.php/Main_Page

Oceans in the News

Oceans in the News is an editorial service from COSEE-Ocean Systems populated with current ocean research and news articles, compiled monthly.  The service is intended to provide a clearinghouse of ocean-related articles for teachers and students from reliable sources.  The articles are categorized by key phrases listed on the website, and most can be accessed in their entirety.

http://cosee1.umaine.edu/news.php

Artists and Educators on Board

Join scientists, educators, and artists on the JOIDES Resolution – Expedition 327: Juan de Fuca Hydrogeology, July 5-September 5, 2010.  Expedition 327 will install sub-seafloor observatories to monitor fluid circulation and microbial activity in the ocean’s crust, using cutting edge technology to help scientists explore unanswered questions about activity and life beneath the seafloor.  The expedition will carry a team of educators and artists, excited to communicate with you and answer your questions in multiple ways and multiple languages.  Read the blogs, follow the expedition, send in your questions, and more.

http://joidesresolution.org/node/1154

Games at NOAA

With summer here, it’s a good time to once again highlight this portal to games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes.  The games highlight the science and the activities of the NOAA and other agencies and organizations promoting environmental stewardship.  Be sure to check out WaterLife, the Humpback Whale Migration Game, Storm Tracker, and more.

http://games.noaa.gov/