Job Opportunities – Summer Science Teachers, MA

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve seeks two summer educators:  one to co-direct a 6-week Summer Science School for children entering 2nd through 8th grade from July 5 through August 13; another to work with middle school-age campers conducting biomonitoring on local beaches and assisting with a variety of research and stewardship projects throughout the Reserve, part part of a regional project involving institutions throughout New England.  For more information and to apply, go to this link.

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Educator Resource – Humboldt Squids

Squids4Kids supplies frozen specimens of Humboldt squid for use in educational activities at any level. The package includes illustrated background material and dissection guides. There is no charge, but an application and commitment to a follow-up survey are required, as is responsibility for shipping costs.The program is a collaboration between researchers at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service in Santa Cruz, CA; all squid are collected in conjunction with ongoing research or by sport fishermen who donate their excess catch.  Visit the website for more information, including more information about this species.  And if you’d like to sample before you order, consider attending BOAT CAMP’s workshop on 2/27/10.

Internships – Summer in North Carolina

The Bald Head Island Conservancy of southeastern North Carolina is offering four internship opportunities for Summer 2010,as Environmental Educators, Sea Turtle Conservationists, Kayak Guides, and Wildlife Naturalist.  The Intern Program is open to rising juniors, seniors or recent graduates from any accredited college or university, with majors in biology, marine biology, environmental science, education, or a related course of study.  Deadline for applications is 2/12/10.

Exploring the Deep Ocean Online

A consortium of academic and cultural institutions, Fathom creates and share high-quality online learning experiences, from in-depth free seminars to shorter features, interviews, and articles.  Their Exploring the Deep Ocean section includes materials from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the UK Natural History Museum, and Seminars in Marine Science and Oceanology include free multi-session courses on shark natural history and underwater bioacoustics.

Graduate Course – Global environmental change

The University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Classroom offers two graduate-level science courses geared toward educators. The Spring Semester course, “Global Environmental Change” covers a comprehensive suite of topics related to Earth’s changing environments, including changes to the ocean and atmosphere and related implications for human health, society, and governments. With Wednesday night classes and two Saturday sessions teachers can apply marine and earth sciences in support of the new RI Science Grade Span Expectations.

Job Opportunity – Education Assistant, Rhode Island

The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve is seeking applicants for a 6-month, part-time education position beginning Spring 2010 with a possible 6-month extension contingent on funding.  Responsibilities will include 1) assisting with the logistics, development and implementation of a professional development workshop for educators, and 2) assisting with the development and implementation of education/outreach programs for audiences of all ages both indoors and out.  A full job description is online; applications received by January 25 2010 will be given preferential review.

Free Open House at Mystic Aquarium for Educators and Their Families

On Thursday, October 8 from 6:15 to 8 p.m., teachers of all grades, science coordinators, principals, superintendents and home-schoolers and their families are invited to discover Mystic Aquarium’s educational offerings. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the aquarium’s classrooms, class materials and program outlines, meet the education department staff, explore a behind-the-scenes area and enter to win a free Penguin Encounter program and other marine prizes.
Reservations are requested. For more information or to register for the event, please call (860) 572-5955, ext. 520.