Teachers on the Estuary Workshops

This summer, two of the New England National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs) are offering 4-day “Teachers on the Estuary” (TOTE) professional development workshops. These research and field-based workshops, geared towards middle and high school teachers, are designed to improve teachers’ and students’ understanding of estuaries using local research examples. Find more information on their websites: Waquoit Bay NERR Cape Cod, MA (contact: Joan Muller, Education Coordinator) and Narragansett Bay NERR, RI: (contact: Maureen Dewire, Education Coordinator)

COSEE Ocean Systems and NEOSEC Workshop: Strategies for Engaging in Broader Impact Programs

On November 4th, 2011, the COSEE Ocean Systems and the New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC) will host a free workshop for New England area scientists, graduate students, and educational leaders on “Strategies for Engaging in Broader Impact Programs” which will take place at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The workshop will showcase a spectrum of broader impact programs for scientists to partner with formal and informal education programs as well as highlight best practices in partnering with these institutions based upon survey data and research. During the afternoon session, participants will engage in a professional development opportunity that focuses on collaboration and partnership strategies.

Dormitory-style lodging is available upon request at the reserve for a fee of $20. Lodgers must bring their own sheets, pillow, and towels. For dormitory reservations (required) please contact Sheri Proft at 508-457-0495 x100 or To register and/or for more information about the workshop on Strategies for Engaging in Broader Impact Programs please contact Kim Frashure via email at or by phone at 978-290-1857.

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Waquoit Bay NERR Paddle Tour

Join the national celebration and discover the importance of estuaries as we paddle the waters of Waquoit Bay. We’ll explore the shoreline and travel through the salt marsh into Caleb’s Pond, stopping to learn about the Reserve’s newest waterfront land acquisition. Along the route, we’ll use scientific equipment to sample the water and dip nets to collect some of the aquatic species which depend upon these vital ecosystems. Saturday Sept 25 1:00-3:30 more here