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Seminars – Coastal Maine Ecology

Eagle Hill offers seminars and workshops for people interested in understanding, addressing, and solving complex ecological questions, focusing on the natural history of the coast of eastern Maine from Acadia National Park to Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and beyond. Most seminars combine field studies with follow-up lab studies and a review of the literature.  Upcoming seminars include: 
Jul 25 – 31     Introduction to Marine Zooplankton Taxonomy and Ecology
Aug 1 – 7  Salt Marsh Restoration Adapts to Global Climate Change 
Aug 29 – Sep 4  Flora of Coastal Habitats and Islands of Maine
Applications are required; lodging is available.  For more information and to request syllabi, email office@eaglehill.us.

Oceans, Coasts and Climate for Teachers

This course, given at the Waquoit Bay Research Reserve, Falmouth, MA, will present information, research, and activities on climate topics with a special focus on marine systems. Participants will carry out field studies, practice using marine and coastal data, and engage in lessons and activities for teaching about climate.  We will hear presentations from research scientists studying climate at sea and along the shore. Participants will receive lesson plans and a resource CD.

Monday August 3 – Thursday August 6,  8:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Friday August 7   8:30 am -12:30 pm, plus follow-up date in November. Three graduate credits or 67.5 PDPs.  Best for teachers in grades 7 -12.

Visit onlinefor more information and to register.  Go to the events calendar for August and click on the link for the course.

For more information contact Pat Harcourt at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

pat.harcourt@state.ma.us (508) 457-0495 x 106

Aquaculture Seminar for Educators

Topics in Aquaculture is a 4-credit, one-week course that provides an overview of aquaculture with emphasis on applications in New England.  Participants gain the skills needed to set up and operate a small, recirculating aquaculture system as a living laboratory in their classroom. Held June 22-26 at Cat Cove Marine Laboratory, Department of Biology, Salem State College, Salem, MA.  For details contact instructor Joe Buttner <jbuttner@salemstate.edu>