Massachusetts Marine Educators

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MME 2004 Conference: ISLANDS of LIFE

On Saturday, May 1, 2004, Mass Marine Educators and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invite you to a special day of cutting-edge research and hands-on marine science education focused on the theme "Islands of Life." Within the world's oceans are unexpected, sometimes startling habitats -- coral reefs, seamounts, and hydrothermal vents, to name a few -- that harbor delicately balanced ecosystems created by particular physical and chemical conditions and set apart from their surroundings. These "Islands of Life" are often home to creatures that exist nowhere else on earth and are exciting and complex areas of scientific study.

The morning kicks off with a brief keynote by a WHOI scientist to highlight the Islands of Life theme. This address will be followed by presentations by three leading marine scientists about their latest research findings on such hot topics as thermal vents, sea mounts, coral reefs, marine protected areas or coastal ecosystems. In afternoon breakout sessions, three master educators will lead hands-on workshops to show how to apply the morning's information directly in your classroom. Selected lab tours and short field trips may be offered depending on availability and interest. Watch this web site for late breaking developments!

WHEN: 1 May 2004

WHERE: Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Mark you calendar. And return!here in February to register for this exciting conference and innovative teacher workshop. There is limited seating available with first priority given to marine science teachers and educators. Register early to guarantee your place and your workshop selection.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Sue Nourse, President Elect, [email protected]

Click Here to download the registration form in pdf format (33 KB).

Click Here to download a pdf file (457 KB) for this conference.

Click Here to download the schedule of the conference in pdf format (115 KB).

This page last updated April 24, 2004.

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