Summer Cinema by the Sea at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center

Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center will host a free summer film series. One marine or environmentally themed film will be shown in May, June, and July.

Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm
BAG IT What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic’s effects on our oceans, environment, and bodies

Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00pm
A SENSE OF WONDER In the final year of her life, Carson recounts the attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.

Tuesday, July 24th at 7:00pm
OCEAN FRONTIERS This new film takes us on an inspiring voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country to meet an intermingling of unlikely allies, all of them embarking on a new course of cooperation in defense of the seas that sustain us.

Light refreshments will be served half an hour before the start of the program, and most films last for 1-1.5 hours. The Marine Science Center is ADA-accessible, and no reservations are required. Visit the Marine Science Center’s website for more information on dates and times of the events.

Online Course: Teaching About the Marine Environment, Grades 5-12

The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will be offering an online course this fall: EVS 592 Teaching about the Marine Environment.  This course, developed and taught by Dr. Rosanne Fortner, former President of the National Marine Educators Association and Director of COSEE Great Lakes, offers classroom-based methods for ocean education. Explore online sources and exemplary print materials for grades 5-12, many adaptable for informal learning. Match the lessons to your [prospective] curriculum and adapt to your setting with expert assistance. The course is completely online and asynchronous.  Since this course carries 3 hours of graduate credit, you must first apply to UNCW as a non-degree graduate before registering for the course (click here). Information on course tuition and fees can be found here.  Applications must be received by July 1, but the earlier, the better because seating is very limited.