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Join us - Boston Harbor Educators Conference


Head on down to UMass Boston on Saturday, October 21st for this annual event!

Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Keynote Talk
Coffee and Exhibits
Workshop Session I
Lunch and Exhibits
Keynote Talk
Workshop Session II

Keynote speakers
  • Ben Haskell, Acting Superintendent, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Ivar Babb, Director, Northeast Undersea Research, Technology and Education Center, University of Connecticut
Workshops - for full descriptions, please see Page 2 of the  event flyer
  • Session I:
    • Bring Whale and Ocean Science into the Classroom - Anne-Marie Runfola, NOAA/Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
    • CSI: Chemistry Seabird Investigations and Water Sampling, Too - Anna Robuck, Ph.D. Candidate at URI/NOAA Nancy Foster Scholar and Joanne Frazier, science teacher, Memorial Middle School, Hull
    • Just do it: Approaches and Resources for Outdoor Experiences with Youth - Heather Deschenes and Natalie Perez, New England Aquarium
    • Sea Turtle Stranding Investigation - Ellen Keane, NOAA Fisheries
  • Session II:
    • Mapping the Seafloor: Banks, Seamounts, Canyons and More - Anne Smrcina, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
    • Fish forensics: Bringing DNA into the Classroom - Annie Evankow, Ocean Genome Legacy, Northeastern University Marine Science Center
    • Learning how a Fish Works with Scientific Illustration: Bringing Art into the Middle School Science Classroom - Bill Andrake, Grade 8 Science Teacher, Swampscott, MA

Please post the event flyer anywhere curious people may see it!

For more information, including registration fees, please visit our website.
For questions about the conference, contact Peg Collins at
For questions about registration, contact Linda McIntosh at

Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2018 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world.  Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP) , a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Project Dragonfly also offers the   Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with experiential learning and field study through several AIP Master Institutions in the U.S.  Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.

The 2018 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest is underway.  Students ages 11-18 are invited to submit visual art, poetry, prose, film, and music (new!) that explore this year's theme: Our Oceans in a Changing Climate.  Students can earn awards of up to $1,500, and the deadline to apply is June 18, 2018. Click here f or more information, inspiration, and classroom resources.

Additionally, Bow Seat's 2018 Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition  is also underway. This national competition challenges middle and high school students to lead a creative campaign in their school or community that educates others and inspires action to reduce or prevent marine debris. It's a perfect opportunity for green teams, marine science or sustainability clubs, arts groups, honor society members, Scout troops, or any environmentally-minded teens
Students can earn awards of up to $5,000, and the deadline is June 18th, 2019. To get started and for more information, click here.

Massachusetts STEM Summit - November 14, Worcester

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