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Exploring the Deep Ocean Online

A consortium of academic and cultural institutions, Fathom creates and share high-quality online learning experiences, from in-depth free seminars to shorter features, interviews, and articles.  Their Exploring the Deep Ocean section includes materials from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the UK Natural History Museum, and Seminars in Marine Science and Oceanology include free multi-session courses on shark natural history and underwater bioacoustics.

Graduate Course – Global environmental change

The University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Classroom offers two graduate-level science courses geared toward educators. The Spring Semester course, “Global Environmental Change” covers a comprehensive suite of topics related to Earth’s changing environments, including changes to the ocean and atmosphere and related implications for human health, society, and governments. With Wednesday night classes and two Saturday sessions teachers can apply marine and earth sciences in support of the new RI Science Grade Span Expectations.

Job Opportunity – Education Assistant, Rhode Island

The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve is seeking applicants for a 6-month, part-time education position beginning Spring 2010 with a possible 6-month extension contingent on funding.  Responsibilities will include 1) assisting with the logistics, development and implementation of a professional development workshop for educators, and 2) assisting with the development and implementation of education/outreach programs for audiences of all ages both indoors and out.  A full job description is online; applications received by January 25 2010 will be given preferential review.

Free Open House at Mystic Aquarium for Educators and Their Families

On Thursday, October 8 from 6:15 to 8 p.m., teachers of all grades, science coordinators, principals, superintendents and home-schoolers and their families are invited to discover Mystic Aquarium’s educational offerings. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the aquarium’s classrooms, class materials and program outlines, meet the education department staff, explore a behind-the-scenes area and enter to win a free Penguin Encounter program and other marine prizes.
Reservations are requested. For more information or to register for the event, please call (860) 572-5955, ext. 520.

FREE Educators’ Appreciation Night at NE Aquarium

On Wednesday September 30, join your colleagues for a fun, informative evening exploring the educational programs offered at the Aquarium and Simons IMAX Theatre.  Experience a Giant Ocean Tank Talk,  embark on a cruise of Boston Harbor,  catch a screening of Under the Sea 3D in the IMAX theater and more!

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  (Early birds may arrive at 3:30 p.m. for free Duck Boat tours and a harbor cruise)
Location: New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Cost: FREE!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by Monday, September 28. Space is limited, and events are on a first come, first served basis.

To register, visit www.neaq.org/educators. Use the following login information to register on the  secure site:
Username: EAN
Password: 1234

Please note: This event is for educators only.  Please pass this information on to other colleagues.

For questions, please call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206.

Educator Appreciation Night at New England Aquarium – September 30

On Wednesday, September 30 join your colleagues for a fun, informative evening exploring the educational programs offered at the Aquarium and Simons IMAX Theatre.  Experience a Giant Ocean Tank Talk,  embark on a cruise of Boston Harbor,  catch a screening of Under the Sea 3D in our IMAX theater and more!

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  (Early birds may arrive at 3:30 p.m. for free Duck Boat tours and a harbor cruise)

Location: New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Cost: FREE!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by Monday, September 28. Space is limited, and events are on a first come, first served basis.

To register, visit www.neaq.org/educators.

Please note: This event is for educators only.  Please pass this information on to other colleagues.

For questions, please call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206.

NSDL Brown Bag Webinars – Online

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Resource Center offers monthly Brown Bag webinars on topics of interest to STEM educators at all levels.  Sessions are typically scheduled for the final week of the month.  Learn about trends and issues in education, technology use in educational settings, and useful tools, services, and best practices.  Check out the upcoming brown bag, What Works? Using NSDL Collections in the K-12 Classroom, and look through the archives for information about open source technology tools you can use.  Brown Bag webinars