The Boston Harbor Educators Conference will be held Saturday October 3, 2009. The conference title is “Celebrating the Beauty of a Resource Long Forgotten”, and will be a day of discovery featuring a cruise through the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area to Thompson Island. Using all of our senses, we will learn about the islands, their living and cultural resources and ways we can incorporate these invaluable local sites into our lesson plans.
LOCATION: UMass Boston/Fox Point Pavilion for registration at 8:00 AM, Boston Harbor Islands cruise to Thompson Island for workshops and keynote presentation. Boat departure at 9:00 AM, return to UMass at 5:00 PM.
Program fee of $40 covers boat tour and transit to and from Thompson Island, all workshops, keynote presentation and lunch.
For more information or to register visit the MME website
Sponsors: Massachusetts Marine Educators, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area,
UMass Boston/Marine Operations, Ocean River Institute, and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
The 3rd Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Conference will be held September 19, 2009, at the Egan Maritime Institute at the Historic Coffin School, 4 Winter Street, Nantucket, MA. Any person or organization who has conducted biodiversity related research on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Long Island or other similar habitats is invited to apply for a place on the program either for an oral (15 min plus 5 min for questions) or poster presentation. Please submit abstract no later than 11 August 2009. Questions: Please contact Bob Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-228-1782 or any member of the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Committee.