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Job Opening: Summer Education Program Coordinator, Maine

The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) is seeking an experienced educator with strong communication, teaching, mentoring, and naturalist skills to fill the position of Summer Education Program Coordinator at the MERI Center for Marine Studies in Blue Hill, Maine.  MERI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the marine environment and human health through research and education. Current initiatives include ecotoxicological research on levels and effects of environmental pollutants in marine mammals (primarily pinnipeds) in the Gulf of Maine and along the mid-Atlantic coast, and coastal monitoring, outreach, and education/eco-tourism programs in mid-coast Maine.  Located in the mid-coast region of Maine, MERI offers a diverse range of education programs to promote awareness and stewardship of marine life and the ocean habitat.  Programs include naturalist-guided Eco-Cruises and children’s programs , Junior Intern Program for teens, Marine Education Internship for college age students, ocean lectures and events. For more information, visit our website: www.meriresearch.org.

Job Opening: Summer Education Program Coordinator, Maine

The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) is seeking an experienced educator with strong communication, teaching, mentoring, and naturalist skills to fill the position of Summer Education Program Coordinator at the MERI Center for Marine Studies in Blue Hill, Maine.  MERI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the marine environment and human health through research and education. Current initiatives include ecotoxicological research on levels and effects of environmental pollutants in marine mammals (primarily pinnipeds) in the Gulf of Maine and along the mid-Atlantic coast, and coastal monitoring, outreach, and education/eco-tourism programs in mid-coast Maine.  Located in the mid-coast region of Maine, MERI offers a diverse range of education programs to promote awareness and stewardship of marine life and the ocean habitat.  Programs include naturalist-guided Eco-Cruises and children’s programs , Junior Intern Program for teens, Marine Education Internship for college age students, ocean lectures and events. For more information, visit our website: www.meriresearch.org.

Free Teacher Training – Maine

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences invites you to join us for a free teacher training!  Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is holding a free training for Maine high school teachers interested in teaching their students ocean science concepts.  During the daylong workshop teachers will be introduced to ocean sciences research at Bigelow, conduct hands-on, standards-based activities, and talk with Bigelow scientists and educators about how to best integrate ocean sciences into the existing curriculum.  Our goals for this training are to present an overview of ocean sciences concepts and related investigative activities for students, and receive input from teachers to help us design a 4-day follow-up training.   Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Each participant will receive take-home materials, a travel reimbursement, and lunch.  All participants will be invited to participate in the second workshop, which will be held in August 2011.  For more information and to register online, please visit  www.bigelow.org/education/teacher-training/, or contact Rebecca Fowler, rfowler@bigelow.org, (207) 633-9632.

Job Opportunity: Environmental Educator, Maine

To provide environmental education and outreach programs aimed at children and teachers in the Sebago Lake watershed and Portland Water District service areas.  Conceive, design, and present lessons and events to educate the public about the concepts of watershed protection, drinking water treatment and distribution, and wastewater treatment and distribution.  Position Duration:  9 months, 40 hours/week.  <http://www.pwd.org/about/employment_detail.php?id=8>

Program for High School Students – Maine

The University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences (SMS) and Darling Marine Center (DMC) are happy to announce a new program called Dive In for college-bound high school students interested in pursuing a career in the marine sciences.  Dive In is a three-day immersion program scheduled for August 9-11, 2010, that will give students a taste of one of the most popular scientific majors. While in residence at the DMC, students will explore the marine realm on foot, by kayak and aboard the R/V Ira C., and be exposed to marine biology, oceanography, scientific diving, remote ocean sensing, aquaculture, and more.

Parents are invited to join us on the last afternoon for seminars on career options and UMaines academic program in marine science. A final BBQ provides opportunities for students and parents to meet and mingle with UMaine marine science faculty and staff.

Dive In is FREE to accepted students. Transportation to and from the DMC is not included. Applications are  due June 30, 2010.  Dive In is open to students entering their junior and senior year in high school, though preference will be given to seniors.

For more information contact Linda Healy <lhealy@maine.edu>

Summer Coastal Studies for Girls – Maine

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 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.  There are still have a few spaces left for current 9th grade girls for upcoming Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters.  Scholarships are available. For more information visit <http://www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org>