This year’s Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) Summer Institute runs weekdays from July 6-16 and is offered by the National Marine Life Center, Cape Cod Maritime Museum, OceanQuest, and South Shore Natural Science Center. The broad theme: “Interactions in the Sciences” connects life, physical and earth science. Each day participants will engage in hands-on, minds-on inquiry-based science activities as they investigate the interconnections between living systems, earth systems, and their physical and chemical features. The registration deadline has been extended to June 25. Teachers may learn more and register on-line at http://www.mits.org/summer_institute.htm.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>
GOMMEA is pleased to help spread the word about Sustainable Ocean Studies (SOS), an inspiring and rigorous month-long summer program focused on promoting ocean sustainability. July 6-30th 2010, Portland Maine
Sponsored by Waynflete School, this technology-rich, field based, and community oriented experience is open to rising 11th and 12th grade students and current graduating seniors. Using the Gulf of Maine as the classroom, SOS blends adventure and hands-on experiences in a variety of ecosystems with important dialogue about the ecology, economics, policies and people of the ocean. Please know there are scholarship opportunities available for interested students. For more information go to www.waynflete.org/summertime or you can contact the Director of SOS, David Vaughan at email@example.com, 207.774.5721 ext. 318
George McManus at UConn has a National Science Foundation Grant that enables him to offer research experiences for K-12 teachers during the summer. In the past, teachers working in his lab have done independent study projects for graduate credit, but someone who does not need or want the credits could opt for a small stipend instead.
He is a marine biologist working on protozoa in the sea, using a combination of field, culture, and DNA methods. His goal for this grant is to enable teachers to experience research directly and possibly to learn some techniques that they can take back to the classroom with them. Diana Payne is also involved in the project to perform assessments and help teachers make the lab-to-classroom connection. You can find out more about what he does at http://www.microzooplankton.uconn.edu and you will also find there a short application for this summer, under the “GREAT program for teachers” link on the first page.
The Herring Gut Learning Center seeks a part-time Marine Educator Summer Intern to assist with maintenance and daily activities, field-based marine science camps, as well as organize and represent the Center at community fairs, lectures, and public events. Intern will commit to 24h/week between June 14 and August 20. 2010; $10/h compensation. For more information, contact Sara Rademaker (firstname.lastname@example.org)/207-372-8677.
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve seeks an Environmental Education Camp Assistant to assist in facilitating a series of half-day and full-day environmental education programs for children ages 6-9, weeklong sessions of Junior Researchers summer day camps for ages 9-12, and half-day camp sessions for ages 4-5. Programs include outdoor hands-on exploratory components, science experiments, games, and crafts. Deadline for applications 3/21/10. The intern will commit 175 hours between June 21 and August 20, 2010. For more information, contact Suzanne Kahn Eder, Education Director (email@example.com)/207-646-1555 x 116.
The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association seeks a Summer Director of Education for Summer 2010. Director will train, supervise, and evaluate teaching interns teach a variety of natural science related topics, and work with children ages 4 – 14. Position is full-time, late May to end of August 2010. Deadline for applications 3/15/10. Contact Janet Schulte (firstname.lastname@example.org), 508-228-9198 for more information.
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 email@example.com.
The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve seeks two summer educators: one to co-direct a 6-week Summer Science School for children entering 2nd through 8th grade from July 5 through August 13; another to work with middle school-age campers conducting biomonitoring on local beaches and assisting with a variety of research and stewardship projects throughout the Reserve, part part of a regional project involving institutions throughout New England. For more information and to apply, go to this link.