Apply Now To Be A Rhode Island Teacher At Sea (RITAS)

Would joining a oceanographic science team, on a 3 day research cruise collecting the water circulation data of Block Island Sound interest you?  Or, would you be more interested in a month long research expedition studying eddies in the Gulf Stream south of Newfoundland?  These research opportunities and more, are being planned for Spring 2011. All cruises will be aboard the R/V ENDEAVOR and all will be looking for educators to accompany the scientific team.

More information can be found on the OMP website;

Questions? Call Maryann 874-6500  or email;

Oceanography for Educators at URI

The University of Rhode Island Office of Marine Programs announces Oceanography for Educators.

Register for Oceanography for Educators, OCG 507 and receive 3 Graduate Credits. Course starts October 6 and will meet Wednesday evenings, from 4-6:30 pm.  Registration must be made through the Narragansett Bay Classroom Registrar (do not register through e-Campus).  See the OMP website for more information,

Saturday Afternoon Science at URI’s Bay Campus

June 26, 2010 2-5 p.m. FREE and open to everyone
Join our scientists and engineers for an informative and exciting afternoon of ocean exploration. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the ground-breaking efforts of our ocean scientists and engineers, and to discuss the fascinating results of their work. See for yourself how they are expanding our knowledge of planet Earth’s last great unexplored territory.
Audience: Adults and young adults aged 9 and up

Location: URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI
For more information, please visit

Jamestown | a Reef from Ruins

The State of Rhode Island has been constructing artificial underwater reefs out of debris from the demolition of the Jamestown Bridge. Ocean Opportunity has completed a short educational video suited for regional educators to provide students with a glimpse of this critical work taking place right in their backyard. The video is available here:

A project website has also been created in a Blog format to provide near real-time information as fieldwork continues throughout 2010, as well as background information on the project. Stay tuned for updates:

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 Family Beachcombing Program (Rhode Island)

Join University of Rhode Island Marine Outreach Scientists on a summer day at low tide for a two-hour beachwalk. Explore Fort Getty, one of Rhode Island’s unique coastal beaches. This program gives young people a special chance to have their questions answered about the plants, animals, and minerals found on the beach.  Saturday, August 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This  beachcombing event is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is required.  To register, please call the Office of Marine Programs at 874-6211.  Groups meet at the Fort Getty beach pavilion and all children must be accompanied by an adult.