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Build an ROV

Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science for a lesson in building a remotely operated underwater vehicle, part of the Sea Perch Program.  Free training for K-12 educators will be held from 8:30am to 4pm on January 14 and 15, 2010 at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester MA.  For more information and to register, email Amy Hoffmaster (ahoffmaster@mits.org) before January 1 with the following information:  name, school, school address, phone number, email address, grade level and subject(s) taught, and electronics/robotics experience.

Scholarship Opportunities – NSF Robert Noyes Scholarship Program

The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program supports talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors graduate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.   The NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track supports two groups:  STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master’s degree programs leading to teacher certification, providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they fulfill a four-year teaching commitment in a high-need school district; and NSF Master Teaching Fellows, providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary mathematics and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high-need school districts.  Deadline for letters of intent 2/9/10.  An online seminar providing more information about the program and applications will be held Wednesday, 2/3/10; to register for the webinar go to the NSF events calendar.

NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop at New England Aquarium

NOAA Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Workshop – Part I of II
From bioluminescent corals to deep vent worms, from tropical underwater volcanoes to the Arctic Ocean floor, bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using the Ocean Exploration curriculum from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Participants will receive a copy of the curriculum, “Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration”, and CD-ROMs with additional tools for students to engage in learning about multidisciplinary ocean exploration. You can use these inquiry-based activities in biology, earth, physical, and/or marine science courses to connect your students to the excitement of NOAA Ocean Exploration as they travel from the Galapagos Rift to the Arctic Ocean, from Alaskan and New England seamounts to those in the Hawaiian Islands.

Grades: 6-12

Date:  Saturday, October 17, 2009

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Cost: FREE!

Advance registration is required.
To register, email trc@neaq.org.

For questions, please call the Teacher Resource Center at 617-973-6590.

(Part II of this workshop will be held in May 2010.)

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>