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Sea TURTLE Accepting Applications for 2012 Program

The New England Aquarium announces the 2012 Sea TURTLE (Teen Underwater Research, Training and Learning Expedition) program is now accepting applications.

Students in grades 10, 11 & 12 can earn Open Water SCUBA diving certification with a team of peers, immerse themselves in the marine biology of New England, and then safely test their diving skills on a local overnight expedition. Applicants must be strong swimmers, and should provide evidence of interest in marine science. Preference is given to those who that have participated in another Aquarium teen program(including Teen Ocean Summit), although is not required to apply. The program fee is $1,700. Need-based scholarships are available for a limited number of applicants. All applications must be submitted by April 2.

Visit the website to learn more about the program or to apply.

Massachusetts Marine Educators Announces 2012 Marine Art Contest

Attention Art and Marine Science Teachers, Afterschool Program Leaders, and other Formal and Informal Educators!

Massachusetts Marine Educators announces the 2012 Marine Art Contest for grades K-12. The deadline for submission of entries is April 26. The annual contest’s theme is “Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary” with divisions for High School (9-12), Middle School (5-8), Elementary School (K-4), Scientific Illustration (all grades) and Computer Graphics (all grades).

Entries may be submitted by instructors (no limit on numbers of entries) or by individual students. The contest is free and open to all students.

Contest prizes include cash awards, New England Aquarium passes and certificates. Sponsors of the 2012 competition are: Massachusetts Marine Educators, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, New England Aquarium, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and Stellwagen Alive.

Each year, winning entries are displayed on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary website (visit http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/pgallery/contest2011.html to see the 2011 winners) and become part of a traveling art show (2011 Art Show Schedule: New Bedford Oceanarium until Jan. 13; JFK Federal Building in Boston from Jan. 17-Feb. 29; Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center from Mar. 1-Apr. 2; Salem National Historic Site Visitor Center from Apr. 3-Jun.1.

This year students participating in the computer graphics division can focus on an alternative theme: “2012: 20th Anniversary of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.” Winning entries will be used to publicize sanctuary 20th anniversary events throughout the New England region.

An art contest brochure is attached. The brochure can also be downloaded from the MME website (http://massmarineeducators.org/contests.php). For more information, call 781-545-8026 ext. 204 or e-mail anne.smrcina@noaa.gov. Please help us spread the news about the contest by forwarding this message on other marine educators and art instructors. Your assistance is appreciated.

Click the PDF for more information about the contest. Art Contest 2012 PDF.

Massachusetts Marine Educators Announces 2012 Marine Art Contest

Attention Art and Marine Science Teachers, Afterschool Program Leaders, and other Formal and Informal Educators!

Massachusetts Marine Educators announces the 2012 Marine Art Contest for grades K-12. The deadline for submission of entries is April 26. The annual contest’s theme is “Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary” with divisions for High School (9-12), Middle School (5-8), Elementary School (K-4), Scientific Illustration (all grades) and Computer Graphics (all grades).

Entries may be submitted by instructors (no limit on numbers of entries) or by individual students. The contest is free and open to all students.

Contest prizes include cash awards, New England Aquarium passes and certificates. Sponsors of the 2012 competition are: Massachusetts Marine Educators, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, New England Aquarium, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and Stellwagen Alive.

Each year, winning entries are displayed on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary website (visit http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/pgallery/contest2011.html to see the 2011 winners) and become part of a traveling art show (2011 Art Show Schedule: New Bedford Oceanarium until Jan. 13; JFK Federal Building in Boston from Jan. 17-Feb. 29; Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center from Mar. 1-Apr. 2; Salem National Historic Site Visitor Center from Apr. 3-Jun.1.

This year students participating in the computer graphics division can focus on an alternative theme: “2012: 20th Anniversary of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.” Winning entries will be used to publicize sanctuary 20th anniversary events throughout the New England region.

An art contest brochure is attached. The brochure can also be downloaded from the MME website (http://massmarineeducators.org/contests.php). For more information, call 781-545-8026 ext. 204 or e-mail anne.smrcina@noaa.gov. Please help us spread the news about the contest by forwarding this message on other marine educators and art instructors. Your assistance is appreciated.

Click the PDF for more information about the contest. Art Contest 2012 PDF.

NaGISA in Niceville, Florida

Summer Science campers in New England aren’t the only teens learning the NaGISA protocol! Click here http://nagisa.gknu.com/index.html to read about high school students in Niceville, Florida performing subtidal NaGISA sampling. During this year’s Teen Ocean Summit we will participate in a video conference with the Florida students to find out more about their experiences around the world, ask questions about their data, and make connections between their sampling sites and ours. From the rocky intertidal zone to the sandy beaches, we’re all connected!

Coastal Studies For Girls Has Fall Openings

Coastal Studies for Girls (CSG) is the country’s first residential science and leadership semester school for tenth grade girls. CSG features a marine science and leadership curriculum, while also offering classes in English, history, math and foreign languages. Students leave their home school and apply to attend our 16 week Fall or Spring Term at our Freeport, Maine campus. CSG accepts applications from girls in the U.S. and other nations, including those currently attending public, independent or home schools. CSG girls share a love of learning, an adventurous spirit, and a desire to challenge themselves. For details and application see www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org

Coastal Studies For Girls Has Fall Openings

Coastal Studies for Girls (CSG) is the country’s first residential science and leadership semester school for tenth grade girls. CSG features a marine science and leadership curriculum, while also offering classes in English, history, math and foreign languages. Students leave their home school and apply to attend our 16 week Fall or Spring Term at our Freeport, Maine campus. CSG accepts applications from girls in the U.S. and other nations, including those currently attending public, independent or home schools. CSG girls share a love of learning, an adventurous spirit, and a desire to challenge themselves. For details and application see www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org

New Summer Science Facebook Page

Here in New England summer is in full swing, and several of the Summer Science camps are already in session! While we’re excited to see what discoveries the summer will bring for our campers, we are already looking forward to the Teen Ocean Summit 2011, where they’ll present their summer findings. We created a Facebook page “Summer Science in New England” for our campers, camp partners, and Summer Science participants to connect, ask questions, or present interesting information they’ve collected at camp. Please “Like” us on Facebook and help build the on-line Summer Science community!

New Summer Science Facebook Page

Here in New England summer is in full swing, and several of the Summer Science camps are already in session! While we’re excited to see what discoveries the summer will bring for our campers, we are already looking forward to the Teen Ocean Summit 2011, where they’ll present their summer findings. We created a Facebook page “Summer Science in New England” for our campers, camp partners, and Summer Science participants to connect, ask questions, or present interesting information they’ve collected at camp. Please “Like” us on Facebook and help build the on-line Summer Science community!

Video Contest for High School Students

Planet Connect, a portal for high school students to learn more about the environment, announces the 2011 Get Green video contest.  In partnership with the Leaders of Environmental Action Films, the Get Green Video Contest is asking U.S. high school students to Show Us Your Ocean Connection.  Participating students will create a video and show us how their everyday actions impact the ocean, whether they live on the coast or a thousand miles from the sea. Winners will receive cash and other great prizes from Samsung, including the new Galaxy Tab and an HD Camcorder. Contest entries will be accepted through February 23, 2011. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZibmTuMo8A0 to watch the contest promo video, or check out the contest details at http://www.planetconnect.org/2011getgreen.

Coastal Studies for Girls – Space Available for Students

Coastal Studies for Girls is actively seeking students for our upcoming Spring semester, and interested students are encouraged to apply now.  We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about our school, our girl-focused academic and leadership programming, and the bright, bold students that are at the heart of what we do. Coastal Studies for Girls (CSG) is the country’s first and only residential marine science and leadership semester school just for 10th grade girls, located on the stunning, rocky coast of Freeport, Maine.  Girls from New England and beyond spend the fall or spring studying hands-on marine and environmental science and experiencing outdoor leadership adventures in our ideal natural classroom, laboratory and playground.  Either exploring the inlets and islands in kayaks, studying the rich natural history of Maine, or researching tide pools just down the road from our classroom, CSG is an inspiring place for girls to experience their academic and leadership potential in a unique, supportive and challenging environment. We have spaces available for current 10th grade girls in our upcoming Spring 2011 semester.  Scholarships are available. Information at < www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org >.