Long Island Sound Educators’ Conference

Looking for ways to incorporate Long Island Sound into your curriculum?  Need some new ideas for activities and games about Long Island Sound?  There is still time to register for the 2010 Long Island Sound Educators Conference to be held at The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT on Friday, April 30.  Go to www.seneme.org for conference information and on-line registration.

Internship – Ocean Literacy Summit Planning, MA/NH

The New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC), as part of its commitment to promoting Ocean Literacy in the region, hosts biannual Ocean Literacy Summits for formal and informal educators, scientists, and policymakers to share ideas and tools for doing so.  Plans are underway for the 2010 Ocean Literacy Summit, to be held November 12, 2010 at the University of New Hampshire, with presentations and discussions highlighting the great diversity of life and ecosystems supported by the ocean.  We seek an intern to process and track registrations, and generally assist NEOSEC’s Summit Planning Committee.  For more information and to apply, contact Mona Chang at mchang@neaq.org.

Call for Presentations – Cape Cod Natural History Conference

The 15th Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference, to be held at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 3 2010 is seeking 15-minute presentations on the following topics: professional or personal studies or observations concerning the identification, ecology, behavior, status, or distribution of local plants, animals, or natural communities and studies pertaining to local environmental issues.  Table space for poster presentations is also available.  Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2010; for a proposal form or more information, contact Melissa Lowe, Education Coordinator, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (508-349-2615; mlowe@massaudubon.org).

Conference for K-6 Teachers: Introductory Strategies for Linking Science and Literacy

Elementary (K-6) science teachers interested in learning new approaches and powerful strategies in linking science and literacy are invited to attend this conference held December 2 8:30-3:00 in Portland, Maine and sponsored by the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. Come learn about and experience classroom strategies and instructional approaches used in several NSF-funded science and literacy projects that incorporate reading, writing, and speaking in the context of inquiry-based science.  The workshop is designed for teachers who are interested in inquiry science and the science literacy connections, but have limited experience with inquiry science, scientists’ notebooks, science talk, and using books to support inquiry-based science.

Registration includes conference materials, Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms by Michael Klentschy, breakfast, and lunch.
Details here

MEES Conference Call for Proposals

Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) Conference Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to October 30 for this year’s Conference: Bringing Environmental Education Home.  The conference will be held Wednesday March 3, 2010, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.  Details

Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME) Fall Conference

SENEME will host its annual Fall Conference at Project Oceanolgy (Groton, CT) on Saturday, October 3, 2009.  The conference will consist of workshops, presentations, field programs, and live and silent auctions.  To present a workshop or exhibit, fill out the form that can be found on http://www.seneme.org/.

Boston Harbor Educators Conference

The Boston Harbor Educators Conference will be held Saturday October 3, 2009.  The conference title is “Celebrating the Beauty of a Resource Long Forgotten”, and will be a day of discovery featuring a cruise through the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area to Thompson Island. Using all of our senses, we will learn about the islands, their living and cultural resources and ways we can incorporate these invaluable local sites into our lesson plans.
LOCATION: UMass Boston/Fox Point Pavilion for registration at 8:00 AM, Boston Harbor Islands cruise to Thompson Island for workshops and keynote presentation.  Boat departure at 9:00 AM, return to UMass at 5:00 PM.
Program fee of $40 covers boat tour and transit to and from Thompson Island, all workshops, keynote presentation and lunch.
For more information or to register visit the MME website

Sponsors: Massachusetts Marine Educators, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area,
UMass Boston/Marine Operations, Ocean River Institute, and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

3rd Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Conference – Call for Papers

The 3rd Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Conference will be held September 19, 2009, at the Egan Maritime Institute at the Historic Coffin School, 4 Winter Street, Nantucket, MA.  Any person or organization who has conducted biodiversity related research on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Long Island or other similar habitats is invited to apply for a place on the program either for an oral (15 min plus 5 min for questions) or poster presentation. Please submit abstract no later than 11 August 2009. Questions: Please contact Bob Kennedy at rkennedy@mmo.org or 508-228-1782 or any member of the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Committee.