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We Need You! Seeking Presenters for HSMSS

We are now actively recruiting for presenters. Scientists, educators, resource managers, planners, facilitators of citizen science, and others are welcome to apply to present hands-on workshops during the event.  Click here  to apply to be a presenter before January 6th.

  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Boston
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Salem
Both events will run from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Click here  for an event flyer, and check the website for the most up-to-date information.


Each event will bring together a prominent keynote speaker and approximately 15 individual or team presenters who will lead two 50-minute workshops. This year we will also pilot a series of lightning talks in which some workshop presenters will share a brief story about how they got started in their career or what makes them passionate about their job.

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 at .

Boston Sea Rovers High School Internship - The Boston Sea Rovers is once again facilitating internship opportunities for high school seniors and college freshmen/sophomores interested in pursuing underwater careers. Many internships offer the opportunity for advanced dive training. For information on eligibility and how to apply in time for the November 15th deadline, click here.

Project WET workshop - The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve will be hosting a Project WET (Watershed Education for Teachers) professional development event on Monday, December 12th at the Reserve's headquarters on Prudence Island, RI. The cost is free, though participants will have to pay their own ferry passage. Register through December 5th here by emailing

MITS Professional Development Seminar Series - Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science for one or more of their full-day professional development workshops for educators. Several of this year's sessions are related to marine, environment, and/or climate education. For a full listing and for registration information,  click here.

Teacher Resources at NEAQ - Check out the New England Aquarium's revamped Teacher Resource website. Find information about their research and lending library, PD institutes, and more.

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.

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Don't see your program, event, or e-news link here?  Please submit your listings to for inclusion in the next MME e-newsletter!

Massachusetts Environmental Education Society Conference, Worcester, MA; March 8
Boston Sea Rovers Clinic Danvers, MA; March 11-12
National Marine Educators Association Conference Charleston, SC; June 25-29

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