Massachusetts Marine Educators
Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)
UNDERWATER ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
FOR EDUCATORS: BUILD A SEAPERCH!
Join MITS and MIT Sea Grant for a 2-day SeaPerch Workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! March 13th & 14th, 2014
To register online visit www.mits.org
Commonwealth Corps Service Position with the Buzzards Bay Coalition Available
Commonwealth Corps members with the Buzzards Bay Coalition will serve 10.5 months in a fulltime capacity. What they have in common is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth.
The Buzzards Bay Coalition seeks two Commonwealth Corps Service Members who will be a core part of our Education and Public Engagement department with an overall goal of engaging the community in active and on-going stewardship of the Bay and watershed. Specifically, members will be serving with our youth and family education initiatives which seek to strengthen the ethic of environmental stewardship in the region while also improving academic achievement in the classroom through increased school engagement.
Term of Service:
Get more information about this position in this pdf file or by contacting Margo Connolly, Senior Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marine Science Literacy field trip program
Students participate in the deployment and retrieval of a naturalist benthic dredge and plankton net to discover the rich variety of marine animals living in the waters off Woods Hole. A Naturalist assists in the identification of the organisms collected and provides an overview of the local natural history. Students also participate in making oceanographic measurements and observe tidal currents around Woods Hole. An additional side-trip to the Sippewissett Salt Marsh can be arranged to discover the diversity and importance of the estuarine environment.
Through collaboration with research institutions in Woods Hole, including the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, we engage the class in the techniques, results and relevance of current research projects.
The Zephyr Education Foundation is a non-profit organization created to support marine science awareness and education through hands-on field activities. Areas of interest include marine biological, environmental and oceanographic field data collection studies.
Please visit http://www.zephyrmarine.net/ for details and more information.
Announcement: Marine science kits available for use by regional teachers
The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program (www.us-ocb.org), whose Project Office is based at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), recently acquired science kits from the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education (C-MORE) (based at the University of Hawaii) for use by regional teachers. Teachers can use these kits free of charge. See below for instructions on requesting a kit.
About the science kits
C-MORE has developed a number of science kits covering various topics in oceanography (http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/teachers/science_kits.htm). C-MORE science kits offer lesson plans and materials for hands-on science activities in a self-contained format. They are designed for use with a range of grade levels. Each kit provides the information and supplies necessary for educators to teach their students about a particular topic in oceanography. These easy to use kits are a great resource for any classroom.
Read more about the kits available in Woods Hole
Ocean Acidification kit (6-12th grade): http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/teachers/science_kits/ocean_acid_kit.htm
Marine Mystery kit (3rd-8th grade): http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/teachers/science_kits/marine_mystery_kit.htm
To request a kit
Visit http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/teachers/science_kits/requestform.htm and select Massachusetts as state. Choose the kit you are most interested in and an email message will automatically be sent to us. We will contact you directly. You can either pick up the kit in Woods Hole, MA or we can ship it to you - we will pay shipping charges to get the kit to you and you are responsible for covering return shipping charges.
This page updated on February 8, 2014 10:55 pm