Join the College of Exploration and NOAA’s Ocean Explorer for the free online teacher workshop, Why Do We Explore, October 5-16, 2009. This is the second workshop in a series of teacher professional development opportunities focused around NOAA’s new ship, the Okeanos Explorer. Scientific keynote presenters and education facilitators will work with participants to delve into the benefits of ocean exploration targeting climate change, energy, human health and ocean health. Interact with scientists, converse and share classroom applications with other educators, and find a wealth of multimedia resources. The workshop will introduce the first in a series of Leader’s Guides for Classroom Explorers Why Do We Explore? with associated exploration lessons and hands-on activities. The workshop will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Join the workshop
July 29, 2009
A special thanks to Census of Marine Life scientist, Dr. Michael Sinclair of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, NS for his recent interview for our blog, Celebrating Darwin. In Part 1, Reflections on Darwin , Dr. Sinclair discussed how scientific theories come to be, and in Part 2, Music and Darwin, how music inspired – and was inspired by – Darwin.
As part of our ongoing celebration of Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of Origin of Species, we invite colleagues to contribute to our blog in the coming months. If interested, please contact Susan Ryan.
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Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) invites you to a whale watch on Friday, August 7, 2009, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Complimentary wine, beer & picnic supper–$100 all inclusive. Free one-year membership for newcomers to PCCS!
Reserve by calling 508-487-3622, ext. 104 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds directly benefit the Humpback Whale Studies Program, which has been studying and protecting the whales you watch for over 30 years
Join University of Rhode Island Marine Outreach Scientists on a summer day at low tide for a two-hour beachwalk. Explore Fort Getty, one of Rhode Island’s unique coastal beaches. This program gives young people a special chance to have their questions answered about the plants, animals, and minerals found on the beach. Saturday, August 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This beachcombing event is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is required. To register, please call the Office of Marine Programs at 874-6211. Groups meet at the Fort Getty beach pavilion and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Oyster River Festival, Jackson’s Landing, Durham New Hampshire, Sunday, July 26, 2009, 2:00 PM til dusk.
As part of its mission to protect the Piscataqua Maritime Region through education and action, the Gundalow Company—in collaboration with the town of Durham, New Hampshire —invites Durham residents and the public to celebrate the Oyster River and enjoy an evening of songs featuring folk singer, Bill Staines. The festival runs from 2:00 PM until dusk – Bill Staines starts at 6:00 PM.
Bring a picnic, enjoy the river view, hear some steel band music, and tour the gundalow with special activities for children all afternoon. The UNH Marine Docent Chantey Singers will perform onboard the gundalow at 5:00. Learn how to get involved in the ongoing efforts to protect the Oyster River and the Great Bay Estuary.
Free and open to the public. For more information: (603) 433-9505 | email@example.com
The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) will host an afternoon seal cruise to support research on local seal populations, Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. aboard Rip Rider V, from Ryder’s Cove in Chatham, with support from Monomoy Island Ferry. Lisa Sette, seal biologist and director of the PCCS Seal Studies Program, will guide this special two-hour cruise aboard the brand new 40- seat Rip Ryder V. Guests will cruise around Chatham Harbor, and the seal habitats found there. The cruise will benefit the PCCS seal research program, which conducts research to better understand Cape Cod’s seal populations.
Advance reservations required; $50 per person; to reserve, contact Jan Young, 508.487.3622, ext. 104; firstname.lastname@example.org. On the day of the cruise, meet at Stage Harbor Marine, Lake Street, Chatham by 2:30 p.m. for shuttle to Ryder’s Cove.
The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting marine mammals and ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine and beyond, through scientific research, education, public policy initiatives and management strategies.
Come find out what the Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport is all about! As part of the Ocean Voice speaker series, the staff of the Ocean Explorium will give visitors an inside look at who the people behind the scenes are, what they do, and how they do it. Meet executive director and shark biologist Mark Smith; education coordinator and Massachusetts Marine Educators grant recipient Abbey Spargo; volunteer coordinator and fisheries biologist Jen Costa; Connecting Oceans Academy co-director and educator Jack Crowley; and curator and aquarium design specialist Warren Gibbons. Moderators are Simone Bourgeois and Arthur Dutra from Sea Lab, a public school in New Bedford.
Tuesday, July 14 7-8 PM
Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors/children
The Ocean Explorium recently opened full time for visitors.
Daily hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Come see the aquarium exhibits, marine life, Science on a Sphere®, and the Discovery Bay children’s activity center. Admission during regular visiting hours is $6 adults, $4.50 seniors, and $4 children.
The Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport is located at the corner of Purchase and Union streets in downtown New Bedford. For more information or directions visit online.
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) presents Sea State 4.1 lecture series: Ocean Wind: Charting a Course for Maine’s Energy Future, Second Thursday of each month, 7PM, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
Sea State lectures are free and parking is provided in GMRI’s adjacent parking lot.
July 9 – The Gulf of Maine is the Saudi Arabia of Wind
Governor Angus King, Independence Wind
Aug 13 – How Does a State Take the Lead in Ocean Wind? Lessons from Rhode Island and New Jersey
Chris Wisseman, Deepwater Wind
Sept 10 – The Challenges and Opportunities for Maine to Emerge as an International Ocean Energy Leader
George Harte, Ocean Energy Institute
Oct 8 – Grid Scale Renewable Energy: Lessons from Europe
Speaker to be Announced
Nov 12 – Community Wind on Maine’s Islands: Lessons from an Early Win on Vinalhaven and North Haven
George Baker, Harvard Business School and Fox Islands Electric Cooperative
There are a few spaces left in KIDS AHOY, the Shoals Marine Lab’s marine biology program
for families with children ages 5-teens, on Appledore Island, Maine
date: MONDAY, AUGUST 24 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2009 (2 nights)
cost: $500/person (double occupancy)
OPTION TO STAY ONE EXTRA NIGHT:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 , 2009 (3 nights total)
total cost: $225/person (double occupancy)
Through field trips, creative crafts and interactive workshops your family will learn about life under the sea and along the shore.
Three days of discovery include:
* Boat trips in search of seals and seabirds,
* treasure hunts,
* compass capers, and
Learn about marine science in a relaxed and beautiful setting with your family.
To register, download the registration form and send with payment to:
Adult and Family Ed Registrations
Shoals Marine Laboratory
G-14 Stimson Hall, Cornell
Ithaca, NY 14853
You may also FAX your form(s) and pay via credit card: (607) 255-0742
QUESTIONS? call (607) 255-3717
Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation with James D. Watson and Edward O. Wilson
Moderated by Robert Krulwich
Wednesday, September 9, 5:30 PM
James D. Watson, a Nobel Prize winner for his role in the discovery of the of the structure of DNA, and Edward O. Wilson, a pioneer in the study of biodiversity and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, will reflect on their storied careers, including their time together at Harvard, and look ahead to the key challenges for biological sciences in the 21st century. Moderated by Robert Krulwich, award-winning journalist and correspondent for National Public Radio. This event will be held at Sanders Theatre at Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street.
Tickets available beginning July 28 through the Harvard Box Office in Holyoke Center (Harvard Square) or by calling 617.496.2222. Details online