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Register now for the
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.
Summer F&J is live!

The summer issue of MME's quarterly newsletter, F&J, is now online and available here. The theme for this edition is Fisheries Management. Featured is a piece titled "The Ins and Outs of Fisheries Management in New England" by Tina Berger and Amy Hirrlinger from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

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

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.

Community Boat Building is a non-profit that works to increase ocean, environmental, and STEM literacy among 4th and 5th grade students in Boston Public Schools. It does so through engaging youth in building actual boats at their facility, which is located just steps from the South Boston waterfront. Click here to learn more about their work and to subscribe to their e-newsletter.

Atlantic Miniboat Regatta -  Join schools from countries around the Atlantic who will work with local marine experts to launch and track 5-foot unmanned sailing vessels. Through these "miniboats", students will become practicing oceanographers, and together with their international peers will monitor Atlantic Ocean currents and wind cycles. Click here for more information.

Coastal Studies for Girls - This 16-week residential program offers extensive marine science and leadership content to 10th grade girls, and is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Girls entering Grade 9 in the coming year are encouraged to visit the CSG website and apply!

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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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