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Boston Harbor Educators Conference

In honor of the centennial of the National Parks
Service, the theme for this year's conference is "Changing the Tide for 21st Century Learners."

WHEN: Saturday, October 1st from  8:45am to 4:00pm

WHERE UMass Boston (free parking for first 50 registrants!)

Giles Parker, Superintendent, National Parks Service
Liza Stearns, Director of Education, National Parks Service

WORKSHOPS: Morning and afternoon options presented by colleagues from Sea Education Association, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Educational Passages, and Holliston Public Schools

FIELD TRIP: Optional afternoon field trip to Spectacle Island!

Click here for more information and to register.
Autumn F&J is live!

The autumn issue of MME's quarterly newsletter, F&J, is now online and available here. The theme for this edition is the National Marine Life Center. Featured is information on how the Center responds to strandings in the Buzzards Bay area, as well as info on what you can to do if you encounter a stranded animal.

If you would like to submit any lesson plans or other educator resources, please email the F&J editor a .

Advanced Drifter Workshop -  A series of events is planned for this autumn for teachers who have built and delayed ocean drifters or who plan to in the near future. Participants will learn how to process data with simple Python code, overlay other oceanographic data, compare observed tracks with model-derived tracks, and collectively contribute lesson plans for the benefit of others in the future. Click here for more information.

2017 Bow Seat Competitions are Open  - There are two programs this year: 1) Bow Seat's annual Ocean Awareness Student Contest with the theme of "Ocean Pollution: Challenges & Solutions", and 2) the new  Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition, which  challenges middle and high school students to implement real-world projects in their schools and communities. Click here for more information.

Citizen Science for Classroom Teachers - Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science, Brandeis University, the Encyclopedia of Life, and the USA National Phenology Network for an exciting hybrid online/in-person course designed to help educators design standards-based learning outcomes that engage students in meaningful citizen science. The online portion of the course runs September 26 - October 28, and the in-person meeting is October 15. Click here for more information.

2016 Ocean Literacy Summit - Save the date for the New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative's biennial OL Summit which will be held November 3-4, 2016 on the working waterfront in Portland, Maine. This event  will focus on the latest research and education activities surrounding Ocean Literacy Principle #3: "The ocean is a major influence on weather in climate." Click here for more information.

Soak Up the Rain Webinar - October 6th from 3:00-4:30pm, this focuses on m aking connections with teachers and students on green infrastructure. Presenters include Peter Coffin (Blackstone Headwaters Coalition and the Blackstone River Coalition) Peter Hinrichs (Learning Prep School, Newton), and  Molly Allard (Northern Rhode Island Conservation District and  the Scituate Reservoir Watershed Education Program.)  Click here for more information.

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NEOSEC Ocean Literacy Summit, Portland, ME; November 3-4, 2016
Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers conference, Boxborough, MA; November 3-4, 2016
New England Environmental Education Alliance conference, Litchfield, CT; November 4-6, 2016
National Marine Educators Association conference , Charleston, SC; June 25-29, 2017

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