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Jellyfish Naming Contest

The Species Naming Contest for the Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish is live
This is an opportunity for the public to join a team of scientsits to help give the Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish a species name. This new name will become the official scientific name and appear in several scientific publications, including Zootaxa and Encyclopedia of Life. This contest is part of the Year of Science 2009 celebration for June’s Ocean and Water theme and the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science
The contest is open to everyone…families, scientists, teachers, students, etc.. Submit your own name and help spread the word!

Ocean Priorities Report

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative has released Changing Oceans, Changing World: Ocean Priorities for the Obama Administration and Congress, a report that outlines priority actions for ocean and coastal policy and management, international leadership, ocean science, and funding for ocean and coastal policies and programs. For details, see the Commission website.

Education Director, Washington State

Salish Sea Expeditions, based on Puget Sound, seeks an Education Director to provide vision, planning and oversight to current programs. The position is funded in part through a grant from NOAA’s B-WET program. Salish Sea Expeditions was founded to inspire a passion for exploring, understanding and respecting the marine environment through hands-on scientific inquiry on Puget Sound. Find out more online.

Long Island Sound Resource Guide

Long Island Sound Resource Guide Connecticut Sea Grant announces the publication of the Long Island Sound Curricular Resource Guide.  Funded by the EPA-Long Island Sound Study and edited by Diana Payne, the 148-page guide is a resource for educators teaching about Long Island Sound.  The Guide is divided into five sections: 1) background information about Long Island Sound (LIS), 2) LIS activities, 3) LIS lesson plans, 4) science lessons at a LIS field site, and 5) resources.  The lesson plans and field site section were written by CT Sea Grant LIS Mentor Teachers – K-12 teachers who currently utilize LIS as a teaching tool in their curriculum.  All lessons are aligned to the CT Science Frameworks, the NY Science Standards, the National Science Education Standards, and the Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts.  To obtain a print copy, email CT Sea Grant administrative assistant Karen Massaro. Copies of the Guide are free, but you will have to pay shipping unless you pick up the Guide at the CT Sea Grant office.  Electronic copies will be available by September 2009.