Workshop – Humboldt Squid Dissection, MA

On February 27, 2010 BOAT CAMP in Newburyport MA will present a one-day workshop on the amazing biology and ecology of Humboldt Squid, including a dissection.  Training includes practical ways to bring the sea into the classroom and other venues (non-educators welcome!). The workshop is part of BOAT CAMP’s Marine Science Saturday series; cost is $10 and advance registration is requested. For more information email boatcamp@gmail.com.

Add your listing – Summer programs for teachers & students

The National Marine Educators Association features “summer opportunities for teachers” in the spring issue of NMEA News, and is soliciting listings. Submit opportunities for teachers and/or their students to johnette.bosarge@usm.edu or nmea@usm.edu, including:  a 50- to 60-word paragraph describing the workshop or field trip, including a website for more information, and a contact person. Deadline for submissions is Friday, 2/5/10, to be published online in mid-March.

Teen Ocean Summit

The New England Aquarium’s Teen Ocean Summit is a one-day opportunity for high school students to creatively address the challenges surrounding marine environmental issues. On March 31, 2010 in Waltham MA students will take on roles and work in teams to examine coastal planning.  Based on teachers’ applications, six schools will be invited to bring up to 10 students each.  Priority for attendance will go to classes that have not previously attended the Summit and inner-city schools, based on first-come, first-served application dates.  To request an application and for more information, contact Vickie Cataldo at vcataldo@neaq.org or 617-973-0235.

Build an ROV

Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science for a lesson in building a remotely operated underwater vehicle, part of the Sea Perch Program.  Free training for K-12 educators will be held from 8:30am to 4pm on January 14 and 15, 2010 at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester MA.  For more information and to register, email Amy Hoffmaster (ahoffmaster@mits.org) before January 1 with the following information:  name, school, school address, phone number, email address, grade level and subject(s) taught, and electronics/robotics experience.

Teacher Workshop at the International Polar Year Science Conference

Teachers are invited to an International PolarTEACHERS conference in Oslo, Norway, on June 6-12, 2010. The conference is part of and will be held in conjunction with the International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference.

Application Deadline:
January 20, 2010.

For more information or to apply, visit Polar Teachers, or contact Polar Teachers coordinator Karl Torstein Hetland  at karlth@online.no

NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop at New England Aquarium

NOAA Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Workshop – Part I of II
From bioluminescent corals to deep vent worms, from tropical underwater volcanoes to the Arctic Ocean floor, bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using the Ocean Exploration curriculum from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Participants will receive a copy of the curriculum, “Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration”, and CD-ROMs with additional tools for students to engage in learning about multidisciplinary ocean exploration. You can use these inquiry-based activities in biology, earth, physical, and/or marine science courses to connect your students to the excitement of NOAA Ocean Exploration as they travel from the Galapagos Rift to the Arctic Ocean, from Alaskan and New England seamounts to those in the Hawaiian Islands.

Grades: 6-12

Date:  Saturday, October 17, 2009

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Cost: FREE!

Advance registration is required.
To register, email trc@neaq.org.

For questions, please call the Teacher Resource Center at 617-973-6590.

(Part II of this workshop will be held in May 2010.)

Educator-Scientist Collaborative Workshop at University of Connecticut

Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) – Ocean Systems presents an  Educator-Scientist Collaborative Workshop at the University of Connecticut (Avery Point Campus), Friday, October 9 (8:30AM – 5PM) & Saturday, October 10 (8:30AM – 12noon). This unique 1.5 day workshop will team ten (10) formal and informal educators with researchers to create multimedia learning resources.

More details about the workshop

Meet the participating scientists

Learn about a previous COSEE-OS Educator-Scientist workshop (held at UNH in March 2009)

Application deadline: Monday, August 31, 2009

Apply online!

Application information will be used to match you with a research scientist based on your interests, and will be also used to evaluate what you gained from the workshop.

Contact:  Carla Companion at <carla.companion@maine.edu>