Climate Science & Education Professional Development Workshop


Climate Science & Education Professional Development Workshop:

Resilience: It’s Not Just Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Groton, Connecticut

Tuesday, July 11 through Thursday, July 13, 2017

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NOAA’s Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) and Connecticut Sea Grant are collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene a climate science and education workshop for formal and informal educators. Participants will learn from and interact with climate science, education and communication experts. The workshop will focus on topics of climate science and resilience strategies for the northeast region of the United States, with a goal of connecting educators and their students and/or audiences to the best available science-based information and pedagogic resources.

Registration for the workshop is on a first come first serve basis and the number of participants is very limited! When enrollment has reached capacity, online registration will be closed. Registration is $40 per person. It includes daily lunch, snacks, field trips, and a plethora of resources! Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging.

To register for the workshop you must fully complete the online form and send a check or purchase order to: Connecticut Sea Grant – Climate Workshop, 1080 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340.

You will receive an email confirming your participation in the workshop only when your registration fee has been processed. A detailed workshop itinerary, lodging and dining recommendations, and additional information will be sent to all confirmed registrants well in advance of the workshop.

All attendees will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the workshop as well as the number of professional development hours earned.


For more info re: the overall workshop, contact Diana Payne at: phone: 860.405.9248

Questions re: your registration fee? contact Andrea Kelly at: phone: 860.405.9128


A professional development workshop for formal and informal educators who wish to:

  • Increase their knowledge of climate science, and resilience strategies;
  • Learn about climate impacts and adaptations in the northeastern US; and
  • Translate climate science and resilience to the classroom and/or informal education settings.


Times: 8:30am – 5:00pm daily.


Place: Marine Sciences Building, Room 103, The University of Connecticut – Avery Point, 1080 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340


Primary Contacts:  

Featured Activities:

  • Presentations by scientists and educators on climate science and resilience.
  • Activities to increase participant climate science knowledge.
  • Activities and demonstrations on teaching climate, engaging in resilience activities and related topics.
  • Connections to the Next Generation Science Standards.


Notes on Food & Lodging:

  • Lunch and snacks will be provided during the workshop.
  • Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements. Lodging and dining recommendations and additional information, will be sent to all confirmed registrants well in advance of the workshop.





Job Opportunity: Marine Resources Specialist, Cape Cod

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the Woods Hole Sea Grant Program, seeks a Marine Resource Specialist. The Marine Resource Specialist will conduct a variety of shellfish projects including shellfish research and restoration and water quality monitoring and provide technical assistance to a variety of public and private agencies and groups. Successful candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science or related field and five-years professional experience or a Master’s Degree in an appropriate discipline and three-years professional experience. This is part time position with a competitive salary.  For a complete job description, visit the Barnstable County website. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Marine Program Specialist, Human Resources Director, PO Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630.

Application deadline is:
December  3, 2010

Job Opening: NY Sea Grant Assistant Director, New York

N.Y. Sea Grant Institute, Assistant Director – Cornell Cooperative Extension, Coastal Programs
Cornell University’s  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks an Associate Director for the New York Sea Grant Institute (NYSGI) to lead a dynamic, highly-rated, University based Sea Grant Extension program that addresses critical marine and Great Lakes coastal issues.
Visit for information about this  SUNYCornell partnership funded mainly by federal (NOAA) and NY State sources. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Nancy Greenawalt, New York Sea Grant 112 Rice Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Review of applications will begin August 23. For full position description go to: or contact Nancy at or call 607-255-2832.

April 2010 Sea Grant Documents Available

The April 2010 listing of new Sea Grant documents received by the National Sea Grant Library
is now available:

Copies of these documents are usually available from the originating Sea Grant program
or may be borrowed from the National Sea Grant Library Many of these are
also available electronically and may be accessed directly from the NSGL website.

New Sea Grant Documents Available

The March 2010 listing of new Sea Grant documents received by the National Sea Grant Library is now available:
Copies of these documents are usually available from the originating Sea Grant program
or may be borrowed from the National Sea Grant Library Many of these
titles are also available as PDF documents and can be accessed directly from the NSGL website.

Online Resource – Marine Debris Curriculum

Hawaii Sea Grant announces a new inquiry curriculum, “Sorting Out Sediment Grain Size and Plastic Pollution,” published in the journal Oceanography (vol. 22 no.4). Designed for middle- and high-school students, the activity explores beach erosion, beach health, and plastic pollution with instruction in field sampling and hands-on sediment size determination.

Job Opening – Sea Grant Program Officer, Maryland

NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program is advertising for a Social Scientist/Program Officer to work in the Silver Spring, MD, headquarters office. The position will serve as both a Program Officer and the National Sea Grant Social Science Specialist.
Learn more about the job, the qualifications, and to apply
Internal or Status applicant should apply to OAR-AA-2010-0003
External or Non-status should apply to OAR-AA-2010-0002

If you have questions about this position, contact Nikola Garber at 301-734-1079 or

Job Opening – Sea Grant Program Coordinator – Texas

Texas Sea Grant has an opening for a Program Coordinator in College Station, Texas.  Major/Essential Duties of Job:  Develop marine science education materials curricula for K-12 classroom use and for use with the Floating Classroom Program and pursue outside funding sources for development of marine education curricula and materials.  Conduct marine science education outreach programs for K-12 students and associated training for teachers/volunteers.   To review this position in more detail, or to apply visit Click on the search postings link (upper left corner).  At the “Search Postings” page enter the Notice of Vacancy Number (NOV):  091174 Then click “search”

Introduction to Sea Grant Online Seminar

Sea Grant 101: Have you ever wondered how the National Sea Grant College Program works – research, extension, and education?

For more than 40 years, the National Sea Grant College program has worked to create and maintain a healthy coastal environment and economy. A partnership between universities and the federal government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA), Sea Grant directs federal resources to pressing problems in local communities. By drawing on the experience of more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, public outreach experts, educators and students from more than 300 institutions, Sea Grant is able to make an impact at local and state levels, and serve as a powerful national force for change. NOAA presents this  seminar on Wednesday July 29, from noon to 1 PM EDT. The presentation is available through a copmbination of phone and webcast. For details visit the NOAA Seminars website