Southeast

Hello, Southeast FMSEA Members!
Below is the March Regional Update. Please let me know if you have any questions – happy to help in any possible way!
Sincerely,
Veronica

March 2017 Southeast Regional Update:
1. FMSEA 2017: FMSEA ON THE FIRST COAST: SHINING LIGHT ON OCEAN LITERACY is now open! MAY 4 – MAY 7, 2017
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL

Link to register: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1913822

2. Want to get started in an inexpensive Robotics program for your students? (STEM)
Maybe also enter a team in a national competition?

I have attached the flyer for my upcoming ROV workshop to be held at CCSU. I am not sure if you are familiar with MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education). They are at www.marinetech.org

This is appropriate for educators teaching students in grades 5-6, Middle School, or beginning High School.

We will use the day-long workshop to instruct teams of teachers attending from the same school to plan, build & test their own “Angelfish” ROVs. Held at CCSU (Central Connecticut State University), we will have an up-to-date classroom and we will supply all of the tools and components needed. We will spend the afternoon testing the educators ROVs in the CCSU pool.

We will use the engineering and design process to design and build the ROVs. We will enhance the session with help from STEM related presentations from MATE. Participants will be able to take their ROV chassis home with them (not the electronic parts, however) and they will receive instructions and other materials from MATE.

Space is limited and we are placing emphasis on enrolling teams of two educators from the same school. (If you don’t have a “partner”, register by yourself.)

Here is the link to the flyer:
https://www.manchestercc.edu/continuing-education/excursions-in-learning/catalogs/ (scroll down from “Spring 2017 Catalog”)

The flyer also includes an application form to be sent into Carleigh Schultz from Manchester Community College. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Ed Argenta edandpat74@comcast.net (860) 871-2884
Carleigh Schultz cschultz@manchestercc.edu (860) 512-2804

3. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a sea turtle research, rehabilitation, and education facility located in Juno Beach, Florida, is seeking seasonal camp staff for our 2017 Junior Marine Biologist Summer Camp.
Employment opportunities for Summer 2017 include:
• Senior Camp Counselor (3 positions available)
• Junior Camp Counselor (3 positions available)
To apply: Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for (3) references to education@marinelife.org before Friday, March 31st 2017.

4. Project WILD and Aquatic WILD workshop at MacArthur Beach State Park on 3/17/17
For more information, see attached flyer. Contact Veronica Frehm at Veronica@macarthurbeach.org for more information

5. Undergraduate Internships for Natural Science Summer Camp at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park are now available!
For more information, contact Veronica Frehm at Veronica@macarthurbeach.org

6. JOB OPENING – Okeeheelee Nature Center
ASSISTANT NATURALIST POSITION – part time, 15-20 hrs/wk, $11.85/hr

DUTIES INCLUDE:
Assisting with planning, implementing and evaluating nature based and indoor/outdoor recreational programs, environmental/historical/cultural educational programs and community events. Conducts educational programs both indoor and outdoor; provides facility coverage for rentals, user groups, and partner groups. Assist with animal care, daily facility operations and maintenance of the facility, trails and boardwalks depending upon assigned areas. Work is performed with considerable independence within the scope of departmental rules, regulations and program policy.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience handling and caring for native and/or exotic wildlife; Experience working with volunteers; Experience assisting with teaching science/environmental education programs, Customer service experience.

This position does not include health benefits and requires a variable schedule including nights / weekends. If interested in this position, please complete an application and submit via e-mail along with your resume to my contact information below. The application can be found online: http://discover.pbcgov.org/humanresources/PDF/Recruitment/Application%20Employment.pdf
We are accepting applications for two weeks (Ending Monday, March 20th at 5 pm). Please include if you would like to be considered for possible open positions at the other PBC nature centers as well.

Sincerely,
Callie Sharkey | Nature Center Manager
Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department
We create opportunities for healthy, happy living!
Okeeheelee Nature Center
7715 Forest Hill Boulevard | West Palm Beach | FL 33413
T: (561)233-1407 | F: (561)233-1406 | CSharkey@pbcgov.org
Connect with us: www.pbcparks.com

7. NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION EXCHANGE FOR MARINE EDUCATORS – MARCH 2017
This update is funded by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in partnership with NOAA’s Ocean Exploration and Research Program, with additional support from the National Marine Protected Areas Center, to share information pertinent to the marine educator community. It is intended to encourage exchange of information and programs. We hope that it will also promote collaboration among the different educators addressing similar issues in their programs.

The information included here has been compiled from many different sources, including eeNEWS@NAAEE, EEinGEORGIA, the Scout Report, scuttlebutt, NSTA Express, and others. We have verified web addresses, but make no guarantee that they will remain active. The Department of Commerce/NOAA does not necessarily endorse or promote the views or facts presented on these sites.

Collected archives and issues of the newsletter, past and present, are available at http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/resources/education/welcome.html#exchange.

NOTABLE REFERENCES
Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy
The National Park Service’s downloadable Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy sets out an approach for managing impacts to and learning from cultural resources under modern climate change. It reviews four overarching goals for cultural resources and climate change: Connect Impacts and Information, Understand the Scope, Integrate Practice, and Learn and Share.
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/climatechange/culturalresourcesstrategy.htm

Cultural Resources Program Report
The US Fish and Wildlife Service offers the downloadable Cultural Resources Program Annual Report, describing the program and its reach within the service.
https://www.fws.gov/historicpreservation/publications/pdfs/FY16_CR_Report.pdf

Sustainable Finance Options for MPAs
The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee has released a report and recommendations on how Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) can continue to support key programs (management, education, outreach, and monitoring) with limited and often shrinking budgets. Check out the report and a webinar presentation.
https://www.openchannels.org/webinars/2017/protecting-our-marine-treasures-sustainable-finance-options-us-marine-protected-areas

PROGRAM OF THE MONTH
Maritime Archaeology: Discovering and Exploring Shipwrecks
Introduce students in grades 6–12 to maritime archaeology and the tools scientists use to investigate shipwrecks. Produced by NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, this curriculum guide contains lessons addressing side scan and multi-beam sonar, remotely operated vehicles, and more. The lessons can be taught as a unit, used as stand-alone activities, or combined in multiple ways to meet specific needs.
http://monitor.noaa.gov/education/pdfs/maritime_curriculum.pdf

DATA SITE OF THE MONTH
CORAL Data
The NASA-funded COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) is making all of its data publicly available. This includes airborne spectral images, map products, and in-water validation data. As the data pass quality control, they will be uploaded to SeaBASS, the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group.
https://seabass.gsfc.nasa.gov/experiment/CORAL

GRANTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Beautify the Bucket Competition
Artist Boat is hosting new Beautify the Bucket Competitions where citizens can paint one of the trash barrels that goes on Galveston’s beaches.
http://www.artistboat.org/beautify-the-bucket-competition.html

Call for Preliminary Proposals – California
The California Sea Grant College Program is soliciting preliminary proposals for projects to begin on or after February 1, 2018. Faculty and academic staff from universities and scientists from research institutions throughout California are invited to apply. Focal areas are healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, and resilient coastal communities and economies. The deadline for pre-proposals is March 23, 2017.
https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/grants-and-funding/call-for-preliminary-proposals-2018

Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration
NOAA’s Community-based Restoration Program is currently soliciting applications for restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to promote productive and sustainable fisheries, improve the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and promote healthy ecosystems and resilient communities. The deadline for application is March 23, 2017.
http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/funding/coastalrestoration.html

Connecting Ships, Ports and People Student Art Contest
Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the annual calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association and partners. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2017.
http://www.namepa.net/art-contest

Coral Reef Conservation Fund
The Coral Reef Conservation Fund will award grants to reduce land-based sources of pollution, advance coral reef fisheries management, support recovery and resiliency of coral reef systems, and improve watershed management planning. The geographic focus is tropical coral reefs in Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands Puerto Rico, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The deadline for pre-proposals is March 10, 2017.
http://www.nfwf.org/coralreef/Pages/2017rfp.aspx

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
Discovery Education 3M challenges students in grades 5-8 to make a short video describing a new innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem. The deadline for entry is April 19, 2017.
http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/

Dorothy Stout Professional Development Grants
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers awards grants to K-12 teachers and faculty and students at two-year colleges. The grants support professional growth in, or classroom teaching of, Earth science. The deadline for application is April 15, 2017.
http://www.nagt.org/nagt/programs/stout.html

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program for Public Libraries and Public Schools
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting applications from public schools and libraries for program or event mini-grants. The deadline for application is March 31, 2017.
http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize recognizes young people, ages 8-18, who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and the planet. The deadline for application is April 15, 2016.

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Gulf of Maine Council Awards
The Gulf of Maine Council Annual Recognition Awards are presented annually to an individual or organization within each of the five Gulf of Maine jurisdictions of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The awards recognize efforts by individuals, groups, or organizations that seek to protect, enhance, and restore the ecosystem of the Gulf of Maine region and safeguard and improve the wellbeing of the communities that depend on its resources. The deadline for nomination is March 31, 2017.
http://www.gulfofmaine.org/2/gomc-home/awards/

High Impact/Broad Implementation STEM Education Partnerships
NASA seeks to complement its education activities by partnering with organizations to leverage resources, reach wider and more diverse audiences, and achieve mutually beneficial objectives. The deadline for proposals is December 31, 2017. NASA will conduct periodic teleconferences.
http://www.nasa.gov/education/express.
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={7C51B84E-3890-A80F-6259-F8A1D67F83F9}&path=open

J.M.K. Innovation Prize
The J.M.K. Innovation Prize from the J.M. Kaplan Fund awards those tackling pressing needs through social innovation. The funds support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice, particularly early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped. The deadline for application is April 28, 2017.

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Karma for Cara Foundation Micro-Grants
The Karma for Cara Foundation encourages kids 18 and under to apply for micro-grants to complete service projects in their communities. The deadlines for application are April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1.
http://karmaforcara.org/get-involved/apply-for-a-microgrant/

Momentum for Change
Applications are being accepted for Momentum for Change’s 2017 Lighthouse Activities. Spearheaded by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change highlights innovative, scalable, and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. The deadline for application is April 9, 2017.
https://momentum.unfccc.int/

NAI Awards
The National Association for Interpretation offers a variety of professional and interpretive awards. The deadline for nomination is May 31, 2017.
http://www.interpnet.com/NAI/interp/Resources/Awards_Programs/Professional_Awards/nai/_resources/Professional_Awards.aspx

North American Native Fishes Association Grant
The North American Native Fishes Association’s Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant funds projects to educate the general public about native North American fishes and their environments. The deadline for proposals is March 31, 2017.
http://www.nanfa.org/corcoran.shtml

Power of Children Awards
Sponsored by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Power of Children Awards: Making a Difference recognize youth in grades 6–11 that make significant contributions and create projects to benefit others. The deadline for submission is March 19, 2017.
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/about/power-children-awards

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
NSF is accepting nominations for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award recognizes teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. The deadline for nomination is April 1, 2017.
https://www.paemst.org/

Resilient Communities Request for Proposals
Wells Fargo and partners support the Resilient Communities program. Through improvements to natural features and enhanced community capacity, the program will help communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea level rise, water quantity and quality and forest conservation. The program places special emphasis on inclusion and helping traditionally underserved, low- and moderate-income communities build capacity for resiliency planning and investments in greener infrastructure. See the website for complete details. The deadline for pre proposals is March 30, 2017.
http://www.nfwf.org/resilientcommunities/Pages/2017rfp.aspx

State-Fish Art Project
The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Project challenges young artists to create an illustration of their state fish and a written composition on its behavior, habitat, and efforts to conserve it. The Fish On! Lesson Plan is written for educators teaching grades 4-12. The deadline for entry is March 31, 2017.
http://www.wildlifeforever.org/contest/details

Stockholm Junior Water Prize
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is a youth award for a water-related science project. High school students submit their research papers online. The deadline for entry is April 15, 2017.
http://www.wef.org/sjwp/

Student Grants-in-Aid of Caribbean Marine Research
The AMLC Student Grants-in-Aid of Caribbean Marine Research Program supports student research and increased collaboration and diffusion of knowledge among the member institutions of the Association of Marine Laboratories in the Caribbean. Preference is given to proposals that involve comparisons or collaboration among AMLC institutions. The deadline for application is April 1, 2017.
http://www.amlc-carib.org/awards/grants.html

Tennessee Mapping Contest
Tennessee students in middle and high school can enter this mapping contest hosted by the Tennessee Geographic Alliance and partners. Students use ESRI’s ArcGIS Online platform (free for school use) to conduct geospatial analyses that focus on the state and share their results in an online map. The deadline for registration is April 5, 2017.
https://sites.google.com/utk.edu/tn-ago-contest/

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Scholarships
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is offering STEM Bridge and Community College Bridge scholarships to undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). See the websites for complete details. The deadline for applications is March 13, 2017.
http://vsgc.odu.edu/sf/Bridge/
http://vsgc.odu.edu/sf/ccstem/

Voya Unsung Heroes Awards
The Voya Unsung Heroes program helps K-12 educators and their schools fund innovative classroom projects. The deadline for application is April 30, 2017.
https://www.scholarsapply.org/unsungheroes/

Witnessing Change Video Competition
This competition is a grassroots documentary and investigative reporting project on current climate related impacts already affecting American communities. Students explore the personal costs of climate disruption by interviewing impacted individuals and creating two-minute videos. The Climate Cost Project website offers interdisciplinary classroom materials, including an interactive game, Films can be submitted April 15-May 1, 2017.
http://media.wix.com/ugd/7fc012_451f32f9cd50403e99a980d29cf52f8f.pdf

FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND TEMPORARY OPPORTUNITIES
Deep Green Wilderness Summer Programs
Deep Green Wilderness uses science and the sea to inspire stewardship. High school students spend 2 or 3 weeks exploring the Salish Sea by sailing ship. Scholarships may be available.
http://www.deepgreenwilderness.com/summer-programs.html

Internship – Alaska
The Prince William Sound Science Center offers a summer internship with their environmental summer camps which focus on the habitats of coastal Alaska. The 10-12 week internships include housing and a weekly stipend.
Contact Lauren Bien at lbien@pwssc.org

Laureate Global Fellowships
Sponsored by the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, the Laureate Global Fellowship recognizes young leaders, ages 18-29, from around the world who have pioneered solutions to challenges in their communities and beyond. The deadline for application is March 6, 2w017.
http://www.youthactionnet.org/apply

MATE Internships
The Marine Advanced Technology Education Center offers an At-Sea Technical Internship Program. Interns work as marine technicians aboard sea-going research vessels that are part of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System, the United States Coast Guard, and the Ocean Exploration Trust. A stipend is available. The deadline for application is March 15, 2017.
http://www.marinetech.org/internships/

NCPTT Internships – Louisiana
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training offers ten-week paid summer internships, providing students and recent graduates an opportunity to undertake laboratory or field research in archeology, architecture, engineering, collections management, historic landscapes, and materials science. The deadline for application is March 17, 2017;

Summer Internships

Sea Grant Marine Education Internships – Georgia
Georgia Sea Grant is accepting applications for paid Marine Education Intern positions, September 2017-August 2018. The internships are designed for recent college graduates in marine education. The deadline for application is March 17, 2017.
http://marex.uga.edu/sea_grant_internship/

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel – Online
Develop your skills with Excel, one of the tools that data scientists depend on to gather, transform, analyze, and visualize data. This self-paced, six-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science.
https://www.edx.org/course/analyzing-visualizing-data-excel-microsoft-dat206x-4

American Wilderness Leadership School – Wyoming
This eight-day course provides educators with an understanding of science-based conservation and land management techniques, and the supplies needed to pass this knowledge on to their students. Teachers should apply for course sponsorship to their local Safari Club International chapter. See the website and application for workshop dates and possible scholarships.
http://safariclubfoundation.org/education/american-wilderness-school

A Century of Wildland Fire Research – Washington, D.C. and Online
This free workshop, March 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C., will look at how wildland fire science can inform more cost-effective strategies for living with fires. Topics include the ecological role of fire in the landscape, mapping fire and fire effects, risk perceptions and mitigation behavior, and more. The workshop will be recorded and the presentations will be made accessible online for viewing after the meeting.
http://dels.nas.edu/Upcoming-Workshop/Century-Wildland-Fire-Research/AUTO-5-97-34-D?bname=besr

CERF Conference
The call for abstracts is open for the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation’s 2017 conference, November 5-9, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island, focusing on Coastal Science at the Inflection Point: Celebrating Successes and Learning from Challenges. Topics include fisheries, ecosystem based management, and much more. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2017.
https://cerf.memberclicks.net/cerf-2017-call-for-abstracts

Connecting with Marine Science Teacher Institute – California
This free institute for teams of teachers of grades 9-12, June 25-30, 2017 in Monterey, California, will examine the role that humans have played in the stability and change of Monterey Bay. Topics include: climate change science; sustainable seafood, and more. The deadline for application is March 13, 2017.
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/education/teacher-professional-development/connecting-with-marine-science-teacher-institute

Earth Right Now: The Sun and the Water Cycle – Online
This NASA webinar for informal educators of grades 3-6, March 6, 2017, will focus on the NASA storybook The Sun and the Water Cycle and its accompanying classroom activities. The webinar also will demonstrate and create a bright, vivid sun for building a 3-D mobile of the sun and the water cycle.
https://www.etouches.com/223559

Explore Your Own Watershed with Underwater ROVs – Online
The next webinar from NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary Series, March 22, 2017, will follow students in a sanctuary community who are designing and building their own ROVs to explore the Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron, as well as participate in environmental stewardship projects.
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series.html

Financing for Development: Unlocking Investment Opportunities – Online
Learn from government and international organization leaders about innovations to finance the Sustainable Development Goals in this free MOOC from the World Bank Group. The four-week course starts March 1, 2017 but participants can catch up from a late start.
https://www.edx.org/course/financing-development-unlocking-wbgx-f4d01x

From the Surface of the Sun to the Depths of the Ocean – Maryland
Session 2 of the free 2017 NOAA Science – From the Surface of the Sun to the Depths of the Ocean Workshop Series, March 3, 2017 in Silver Spring, Maryland, will feature how changes in Earth’s systems are changing water levels in the Chesapeake Bay, and how this could affect coastal communities. The workshop will look at Blue Carbon and it’s role in the carbon cycle. In addition, the workshop will host a Maker Fair, creating models, games, and monitoring tools to support student understanding of Earth System Science.
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edticn4616368fec&llr=4gpktedab

Green Eggs and Sand Workshop – Virginia and New Jersey
Green Eggs and Sand Workshops will take place May 12-15, 2017 on Wallops Island, Virginia and June 2-4, 2017 in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Participants will receive a curriculum for middle and high school students.
http://dnr.maryland.gov/education/Documents/GES_Workshops.pdf

Green STEM Course – Online
The National Wildlife Federation supports STEM disciplines, and has teamed with Eco-Schools USA to provide teachers with STEM opportunities through the lens of sustainability. This free, online course will be offered several times this year. Free registration is required. Be sure to check out the resources on the website.
http://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA/About-Eco-Schools-USA/STEM.aspx

JASON National Educators Conference
The JASON National Conference, June 22-24, 2017 in Ashburn, Virginia, provides an opportunity to obtain resources and develop skills for bringing STEM education to your teachers and students.

National Educators’ Conference

Kelp Can Help – Online
The webinar, Kelp Can Help! Climate Action for Students through Kelp Aquaculture, March 6, 2017, will look at the impacts of climate change on Maine’s ocean environment and the community-based approach the Island Institute takes to support island and coastal schools as they teach students how to plan for and adapt to climate change.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5514414032892830977

Living Shorelines Workshop – Florida and Mississippi
These workshops, March 7, 2017 in Biloxi, Mississippi and March 14, 2017 in Eastpoint, Florida, will introduce participants to living shorelines and more. See the websites for details.
http://www.gulfalliancetraining.org/detail.aspx?Id=144

MS: Living Shorelines Workshop

MATE Workshops – Various
MATE and partners offer professional development workshops studying project-based engineering design, underwater robotics, and more. Locations (including online), financial resources, and curriculum products are listed.
http://www.marinetech.org/workshops/

Microplastics Webinar – Online
The NOAA Marine Debris Program and partners will host Microplastics: What we know and discussion of research needs, April 13, 2017. Learn about the various types and sources of microplastics and the impacts associated with microplastic marine debris.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5580307763312728833

NAAEE Annual Conference
The North American Association for Environmental Education Annual Conference 2017, Imagine a World, will take place October 18-21 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the 14th Annual Research Symposium, October 17-18, 2017. Join environmental educators, take advantage of the field experiences offered, and more. The deadline for submission is April 10, 2017.
https://naaee.org/conference

NAI National Conference
The National Association for Interpretation’s National Conference will take place November 14-18, 2017 in Spokane, Washington. The deadline for submission is April 3, 2017.
http://www.interpnet.com/NAI/interp/Events/NAI_National_Workshop/nai/_events/NAI_National_Workshop.aspx?hkey=881321c0-ef64-4783-84bb-67a3edcc12e3

NASA STEM Webinars – Online
The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative presents a series of free webinars open to all educators. Upcoming Earth Right Now webinars include Mission Geography, GLOBE Atmosphere, and more. Be sure to check out both upcoming and archived webinars.

Events Calendar

Ocean Exploration Workshops – Various
NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Program and partners offer Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA Professional Development Workshops for Educators. Participants will receive classroom-ready lessons, certificates of participation, and other resources. Contact the noted educator or check out the website for registration and more information.
• April ,1 2017 with the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in Ruston, Louisiana. The deadline for registration is March 10, 2017. Contact Stephanie Smith at educationprograms@auduboninstitute.org
• May 13, 2017 with the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in North Carolina. The deadline for registration is April 21, 2017. Contact Casey Radley at casey.radley@ncaquariums.com
• May 20, 2017 with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina. The deadline for registration is April 28, 2017. Contact Pam Pittman at pamela.pittman@ncaquariums.com
• June 20, 2017 with the Science and Technology Education Center in Ruston, Louisiana. The deadline for registration is May 30, 2017. Contact Tricia LeBlanc at tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/development/development.html

Ocean Policy Course – California
The Monterey Area Research Institution’s Network for Education (MARINE) Ocean Policy Course, July 16-28, 2017 in Monterey, California, will introduce early career professionals to ocean policy and governance, and how science influences public policy decisions at the international, national, and state levels. The intensive course is free. The deadline for application is March 24, 2017.
https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe3/form/SV_bxOxV1pZh6FiJs9

Project Atmosphere Summer Workshop for Teachers – Missouri
This free teacher professional development program, July 16-28, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri, is directed towards improving Earth science literacy and teacher effectiveness by generating interest in STEM among students at pre-college levels. The workshop will introduce teachers to technologies and techniques for sensing, analyzing, and forecasting weather, as well as explore ways these concepts can be implemented in the classrooms. The deadline for application is March 27, 2017.
https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/k-12-teachers/project-atmosphere/

Reflecting on Practice – Various
The Reflecting on Practice program is a professional learning program for informal science educators, preferably in teams. Check out the upcoming workshops in Texas, California, and elsewhere.
http://missionaransas.org/reflection-practice

Sea Turtle Conservation Teacher Workshop – Georgia
Join educators at the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, June 12-14, 2017 on Sapelo Island, Georgia, for the Georgia Sea Turtle and Conservation Teacher Workshop. The deadline for registration is May 15, 2017.
Contact Georgia Graves at georgiabeachwalk@bellsouth.net

Sea Turtle Workshop – Texas and Online
The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team offers this free sea turtle workshop, March 23, 2017 in Brownsville, Texas and through a webinar online. Topics will include oil spill science, emergency response, natural resource management, and more while discussing the impacts of oil spills on sea turtles.
http://gulfseagrant.org/sea-turtles-oil-spills/

Sensing Planet Earth – From Core to Outer Space – Online
This MOOC from Chalmers University of Technology will cover different Earth observation tools for studying the solid Earth, atmosphere, and biosphere. Learn why, where, and how these techniques are applied . The five-week, self-paced course starts March 1, 2017, but late starters can catch up.
https://www.edx.org/course/sensing-planet-earth-core-outer-space-chalmersx-chm003x-0

Summer Institutes for Climate Change – Minnesota
Participants in Climate Generation’s 2016 Summer Institute, June 26-28, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota, will engage with hands on activities that help bring climate change concepts into the classroom. The Institute for Non-formal Climate Change Education will take place March 13-15, 2017 in Sandstone, Minnesota.

Summer Institute 2017

Institute for Non-formal Climate Change Education

Summer Institute for Teachers – California
Middle and high school science teachers can join the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, June 19-July 7, 2017 in San Francisco, California for three weeks of science exploration. The free institute supports the content and pedagogy described in the Next Generation Science Standards. The deadline for application is March 15, 2017.
https://www.exploratorium.edu/education/teacher-institute/summer

Summer Teacher Institutes – Washington, D.C.
The Library of Congress offers free, week-long Summer Institutes for K-12 educators in Washington, D.C. Education specialists facilitate sessions modeling strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge.
• General Institutes: June 19-23, June 26-30, and July 10-14, 2017
• Science, Technology & Engineering: July 17-21, 2017
The deadline for application is March 17, 2017.
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/

Teachers on the Estuary Workshops – Various
NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserves are offering many Teachers on the Estuary programs this spring and summer around the country. Check out the 2017 Workshop Calendar page for the specific workshops.
https://coast.noaa.gov/estuaries/teachers-on-the-estuary/calendar.html

Under the Sea Mosaic – Massachusetts
Northeastern University Marine Science Center will offer the Marine Science and Mosaic Art Program, April 18-21, 2017 in Nahant, Massachusetts. Open to students in grades 7-12, participants will learn about marine habitats via hands-on activities led by NUMSC educators, and learn and practice techniques to build a marine mosaic from a professional mosaic artist.

Under the Sea Mosaic

Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes
Join NAAEE’s monthly webinar series, Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the field of EE, for a two-part webinar, March 28-29, 2017. Learn how to reach more people with more impact. Be sure to submit your questions in advance.
https://naaee.org/eepro/learning/webinars/why-bad-presentations-happen-good-causes

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Grants
The National Fire Protection Association is accepting applications for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day grants to help communities create wildfire hazard mitigation projects. Free registration is required. Hurry – the deadline for application is March 3, 2017.
http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/national-wildfire-community-preparedness-day

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
50 Simple EE Activity Ideas for the K-12 Classroom
This article from Clearing Magazine answers the question, What can I do Monday morning? Activities are listed by grade and curriculum topic.

What Can I Do Monday Morning?

American Samoa Expedition
From February to April 2017, NOAA and partners will conduct two telepresence-enabled ocean exploration cruises on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information of unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in American Samoa and Samoa, with an emphasis on Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, and National Park of American Samoa. Follow along with daily updates, mission logs, educational materials, and more.
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1702/welcome.html

Anthropocene
Anthropocene is a magazine initiative of Future Earth, with an aim to build a thought-leader publication for the sustainability and development world. It follows the former publication of Conservation magazine.

Anthropocene Home Jan 2017

Arctic Climate Game Jam
The PoLAR Partnership, NOAA, and partners are organizing a Climate Game Jam focused on the Arctic, April 21 – 30, 2017 at multiple sites. The jam will encourage the creation of new game prototypes that allow players to learn about the effects of as well as solutions to climate change in the Arctic through a science-based, interactive experience.
http://climategamejam.org/

Ask Us Anything Microplastics Archive
Check out this Reddit Ask Us Anything archive on microplastics from January 12, 2017.

Science AMA Series: Hi, we are NOAA scientists Amy Uhrin and Carlie Herring. We’re here to talk about microplastics in our ocean and Great Lakes–what they are, where they come from, and what you can do to help. Ask Us Anything! from science

AskScience
AskScience is a forum for answering science questions. It aims to promote scientific literacy by helping people understand the scientific process and what it can achieve. The website offers a FAQ page for in-depth answers on popular topics. There is also a discussion group for broader questions, a reading list, and more. Consider joining as a panelist.
https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/

Be an Everyday Young Hero Tipsheets
The Be an Everyday Young Hero tipsheet series provides project replication guides to help you to tackle pressing local, national, and global community issues.
https://ysa.csod.com/LMS/BrowseTraining/BrowseTraining.aspx?s=570#f=1&s=534,570&o=1

Caribbean Marine Atlas
The CMA-2 Project (Caribbean Marine Atlas Phase 2) aims to support Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Ecosystem-based Management for Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem.
http://www.caribbeanmarineatlas.net/

Celebrate Women’s History Month
NASA’s Digital Learning Network will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of four webcasts during March. Each 45-minute program will feature a different female lead at the agency and how they started their career with NASA.
https://www.nasa.gov/dln/virtual-visit

Chasing Coral
A team of divers, photographers, and scientists combined time-lapse photography with underwater technology and, guided by NOAA Coral Reef Watch’s products, worked to capture the process of bleaching and death of corals. Sign up if you would like to host a screening in the future.
http://www.chasingcoral.com/

Click and Learn
Interactively explore topics in biology with the free Click and Learn app from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Each module features supporting videos and animations. Apps include BiomeViewer, EarthViewer, and more. The apps are available from Google Play, Amazon Apps and Apple App Store.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/click-and-learn/id443814512?mt=8

Climate Access
Climate Access is a global network of climate and clean energy communicators. The resource hub hosts links to papers about public engagement strategies, policy and public support, impacts and adaptation, and more.
http://www.climateaccess.org/resource-hub

Documenting and Assessing Learning in the Outdoors – Online
This introductory webinar from the Natural Start Alliance introduces practical alternatives to worksheets that are effective for documenting outdoor learning. Check out this and other free webinar resources.
http://naturalstart.org/training

EE Week
National Environmental Education Week (EE Week), April 23-29, 2017, is a celebration of environmental education, aimed at inspiring environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. Register your events, check out the blogs and news feeds, view archived webinars, and more.
https://www.neefusa.org/greening-stem/environmental-education-week

Endangered Species Act Success Stories
The Endangered Species Act has helped stabilize populations of species at risk, prevent the extinction of others, and conserve the habitats on which many animals depend. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has created an interactive map of the United States that presents information about the endangered species in each state and what is being done to help conserve them.
https://www.fws.gov/endangered/map/index.html

Environmental Film Festival – Washington, D.C.
The 2017 Environmental Film Festival will take place March 14-26, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Films will be shown in many venues, including museum auditoriums, libraries, and more. For those not in the area, many can be watched online for free or for a small fee.

Home

Finding Climate Data
To help guide you to climate data of interest, this section from NOAA’s Climate.gov features the Dataset Gallery, a visual catalog of data. Thumbnail images show an example of the data you can find through each entry. Additionally, each entry has a description telling where the data came from and how to use the site to get them. The second sub-page of this section describes a range of strategies that can help you navigate data access interfaces to get the data you want.
https://www.climate.gov/maps-data/primer/finding-climate-data

From Provocative to Productive: Teaching Controversial Topics
This activity From Newseum Education offers first steps for creating a respectful yet vibrant environment for students to explore diverse ideas on controversial topics. Free registration is required.

Protected: From Provocative to Productive: Teaching Controversial Topics

Grades of Green
Grades of Green offers activities aimed at instilling environmental values in students. Free registration is required.

Home

In Hot Water: Glacier Change and Sea Level Rise
This lecture from NASA’s Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series discusses how the loss of glacial ice, due to melting as the climate warms or from calving of icebergs, can impact the Earth system and society. Check out this archived webinar along with others.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2017&month=2

JOIDES Resolution Expedition – South China Sea Rifted Margin
Connect live to the JOIDES Resolution at sea. Live ship-to-shore event sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up for live events with Expedition 367: South China Sea Rifted Margin, February 8-April 9, 2017. Check out the expedition pages as the research continues.
http://joidesresolution.org/node/4771
http://joidesresolution.org/node/1746

Lionfish Reddit Ask Us Anything
Join NOAA scientists March 3, 2017 for a live Reddit Ask Us Anything session.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/mar17/reddit-lionfish.html

Mangrove Restoration Primer
This downloadable brochure offers a primer on mangrove restoration.

Mangrove restoration: to plant or not to plant?

Materials Science and the Problem of Garbage
Equip students to make informed choices about materials use and disposal with a series of lessons in which they investigate the technological and engineering ingenuity involved in making materialism, and also the environmental ramifications.
http://static.nsta.org/files/tst1608_32.pdf

Monitoring Large Marine Areas
The European DEVOTES Project (DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status) developed and tested approaches and made advances in a variety of areas for monitoring large marine areas. Check out this EBM Toolbox review. Be sure to check out the DEVOTES website for additional project outcomes.

DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status


https://meam.openchannels.org/news/meam/ebm-toolbox-new-ways-monitor-large-marine-areas

Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
This website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an informational resource providing guidance on health- and safety-related issues related to preparing for natural disasters and severe weather. Information is categorized by hazard, and includes guidance on what individuals and communities can do to protect themselves before, during, and after the hazard occurs, along with links to additional resources.
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/index.html

Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Local Governments
This guide is designed for local governments to help them prepare for recovery from future disasters by engaging with the whole community and planning for recovery activities that are comprehensive and long term.
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/129203

Sharing the Climate Story with Young Learners through Elementary Globe
This archived webinar from NOAA’s Climate Stewards Education Project is available through YouTube. Please remember to answer the post-webinar poll.

Shipwrecked!
NOAA’s Ocean Today Every Full Moon is a multimedia kiosk that features videos about all aspects of the ocean and was originally designed for the National Museum of Natural History’s Sant Ocean Hall, with a new collection of videos released each month. Check out the latest, Shipwrecked, along with others on the website.
http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/every-full-moon/

Solar Week
Solar Week, March 27-31, 2017, provides a weeklong series of web-based educational classroom activities and games with a focus on the sun-Earth connection. This spring’s activities highlight safe solar viewing and the total solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21, 2017.
http://multiverse.ssl.berkeley.edu/Solar-Week

Song Sleuth
Song Sleuth is a bird song identification app developed by Wildlife Acoustics, which can help identify the most likely bird species that it heard.
https://www.songsleuth.com/

State Climate Summaries
From NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, these state summaries were produced to meet a demand for state-level information in the wake of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, released in 2014. The summaries cover assessment topics, including historical climate variations and trends, future climate model projections of climate conditions during the 21st century, and past and future conditions of sea level and coastal flooding.
https://statesummaries.ncics.org/

STEM Sims
This subscription-based program offers over 100 interactive simulations of laboratory experiments and engineering design projects to draw grade 4-12 students into virtual worlds that promote inquiry. There are lessons, video walkthroughs, and more. There is a seven-day free trial subscription.
https://stemsims.com/


Veronica Frehm
Southeast Regional Director, FMSEA

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Founded in 1968, the Florida Marine Science Educators Association is a professional group of individuals and organizations devoted to the cause of aquatic education in Florida. We are a regional chapter of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of the world of water, both fresh and salt.

First-year teachers are eligible for a free FMSEA membership. Learn more at fmsea.org/welcome.

Hello, Southeast FMSEA Members!
Below is the February Regional Update. Please let me know if you have any questions – happy to help in any possible way!

Sincerely,
Veronica

February 2017 Southeast Regional Update:

1. FMSEA 2017: FMSEA ON THE FIRST COAST: SHINING LIGHT ON OCEAN LITERACY is now open!
MAY 4 – MAY 7, 2017
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Link to register: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1913822

2. The Florida Marine Science Educators Association invites you to propose a session at 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – ST. AUGUSTINE FMSEA ON THE FIRST COAST: SHINING LIGHT ON OCEAN LITERACY May 4 – 7, 2017

Topics on ocean literacy, marine & ocean conservation, new & innovative marine science content, research, activities, and K-16 curriculum are encouraged.
All concurrent sessions will be Saturday, May 6th.

Please complete and submit the Call for Presenters form by using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/mf0OkEmhC2ZJ4DBF2 Deadline for proposal submission is 5:00PM March 15, 2017. Notification of accepted proposals will be sent as soon as possible. Questions? Contact: proposals@fmsea.org

Here is the link to register for the conference (register now and get our early bird rate): https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1913822
Our conference hotel is the Hampton Inn and Suites, Vilano Beach. We have secured a rate of $164 a night, please mention FMSEA when you make your reservation.

3. FMSEA Member Educator Scholarship to attend FMSEA 2017 Conference​
The FMSEA Board of Directors voted to establish an environmental education trust fund at its October 10, 1993 meeting. The fund is in support of staff development which includes teacher in-service training and enhancement. A special thank you goes to R. Duncan Matthewson for his efforts in helping to establish this fund.

Individual Scholarships will be presented to FMSEA members to attend either an environmental professional development program or a professional conference (including the FMSEA annual conference). Awards may cover registration, travel or accommodation costs. Applicants are encouraged to secure matching funds from sources other than FMSEA. All award winners must agree to:
§ acknowledgments of FMSEA support in all activities related to the funded program,
§ file copies with FMSEA of all products/projects generated by the program,
§ a short, written report on the program/conference for the annual FMSEA Journal or present a session at the first FMSEA Annual Conference after the completion of the project.

Scholarship Applications are due 60 days prior to program/conference for which you are applying. Submitting an application does not guarantee funds will be awarded. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
§ FMSEA Teacher Trust Fund – Individual Scholarship Application Google Form version
§ Submit your application to president-elect @ fmsea.org

4. Marine Education Workshop, Big Pine Key, FL
Newfound Harbor Marine Institute (NHMI) is now accepting registrations for our annual Marine Education Workshop.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7 – SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
FRIDAY, 8 PM – SUNDAY, 5PM
Registration Fee: $250.00 TEACHERS/EDUCATORS

Registration includes two nights lodging, five meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch), lectures, field trips and snorkel gear. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Please contact the Marketing Department at: 305-951-7430 or info@nhmi.org for a registration form or with any questions about the workshop.

NHMI is located on Big Pine Key, in the Lower Florida Keys, 120 miles southwest of Miami via US 1. This Marine Education Workshop will offer the opportunity to study a variety of marine science concepts. Unique sub-tropical program sites within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary include: Soft and hard coral communities, mangrove islands, nearshore sponge and seagrass beds, and Negoniolithon Shoals.

All educators, naturalists and others with an interest in the marine environment, 21 and older, are invited to join us.

In-Service Credit: Available to participants through your county/school office.
An FWC/FMSEA Aquatic Species Collecting Workshop to earn a 3-year certification to collect aquatic species for educational purposes within the state of Florida will also be offered during the weekend.

This is a great opportunity to experience first-hand the unique approach NHMI/Seacamp uses to educate youth through a customized experiential education program,

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about any aspects of our programs.
Judy Gregoire
Director, Newfound Harbor Marine Institute
305-872-2331 ext 238

Chuck Brand
Director of Marketing
305-951-7430

5. Field Studies in Coral Reef Biology course, in the British Virgin Islands
Do you know enthusiastic high school students interested in marine biology? We are Accepting High School Applications for this summer’s Field Studies in Coral Reef Biology course, in the British Virgin Islands.

The Marine science And Nautical Training Academy (MANTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit education and research organization founded by full-time research scientists at the Hollings Marin e Laboratory, in Charleston, SC. Our mission is to provide high school and college students a unique opportunity to learn about the marine environment, and participate in marine science research and conservation projects.

The program provides an intensive, experienced-based field study program in fundamental and applied marine science. Students will live on a large catamaran sailboat in the British Virgin Islands for two weeks while learning marine science, and practical skills used in the field like SCUBA diving, sailing, and seamanship of a research vessel. Lectures and experiential learning are used to teach students about coral reef ecosystems, as students develop and test their own hypotheses by designing and executing short field experiments. The course is taught by faculty at the College of Charleston and other marine scientists from our floating classroom and research platform.
Visit our website for examples of What We Research as well as more details about the High School Program, July 10-24, 2017. Our college program was recently featured in the Fall Edition of the College of Charleston Magazine, check it out.

Please forward this message to interested students, have them identify a teacher reference, and submit a free quick online application for High School Email melannie.bachman@manta-online.org for more detailed information about the syllabus, itinerary or enrollment.

Thank you!
Dr. Rusty Day, Executive Director &
Melannie Bachman, MSc, Vice President
Melannie J Bachman, MScMANTA-Marine science And Nautical Training Academy
Vice President
417 Planters Trace Dr
Charleston, SC 29412
www.manta-online.org

6. Loggerhead Marinelife Center is now accepting applications for a Data Collection Intern this spring semester.
For further information and instructions, please see: https://www.marinelife.org/about/careers/data-collection-intern

7. Marine Science Camp Internship with the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, FL.
This unique paid internship will provide the opportunity to learn about marine and estuarine ecosystems of Southeast Florida by working with our day camps for ages 6-16. All camp sessions are heavily water-based and include activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and seine netting in various locations throughout Florida’s Treasure Coast region.

Interested candidates can submit application packages by Wednesday February 15, 2017. Please see attached posting for details. I appreciate your help with spreading the word!

Many thanks,
Cristin Krasco
Education Specialist & Volunteer Coordinator
Smithsonian Exhibit at the St. Lucie County Aquarium
772.465.3271

8. South Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society General Meeting Announcement – February 23, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Sunset Lakes Community Center
2801 SW 186 Avenue Miramar, Florida 33029

4 C.E.U.’s will be available for SFAPMS Members
Guests are welcome to attend and earn C.E.U. credit at a charge of $20.00

Online registration is available!

Email: info@sfapms.org
(Phone) 954.370.0041

9. BOCA RATON PUBLIC LIBRARY LAUNCHES ONE BOOK BOCA 2017—A COMMUNITY READING EXPERIENCE WITH AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING BY SY MONTGOMERY
The Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to announce its 2017 One Book Boca title, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, by Sy Montgomery. The library staff chose this National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller for its funny, entertaining, touching, and profound exploration of this fascinating and intelligent sea creature and the implications regarding the connections it makes with humans. Last year, the BRPL created its first community reading experience to encourage connection among community members through the reading of one book.

Author and popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has been called “equal parts poet and scientist” by The New York Times. She is a frequent speaker at schools, museums, libraries and universities. Montgomery will discuss the book, her work and animal adventures (she is also the author of The Good Good Pig andBirdology) at the Downtown Library on February 12 at 3:00pm. Register through the calendar at bocalibrary.org. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk at the Downtown Library, 400 NW 2nd Avenue, in Boca Raton.

“We are thrilled to bring back our community reading initiative with bestselling author Sy Montgomery,” notes Oyuki Poletz, Program Services Librarian. “Her insight into the connection between humans and the natural world is profound.”

BRPL offers both print and eBook versions of The Soul of an Octopus for check-out by library cardholders. For groups and schools interested in hosting their own programs, the library offers a discussion guide at bocalibrary.org, and a display of Montgomery’s books for middle- and high-school students will be on display in the Youth Services section of each library.

10. Archery Trade Association is hosting an Archery Academy at the Ocala Youth Conservation Center
The Archery Trade Association is hosting an Archery Academy at the Ocala Youth Conservation Center. The Archery Academy will include a USA Archery Level 2 Certification course and cover how to implement existing beginning and intermediate archery and bowhunting programs. This is a great opportunity for those starting a new program or expanding an existing one. Read all the information below and if there are any questions my contact information is below.

Registration:
When ready to register, email the following information to joshua.gold@myfwc.com.

Where:
Ocala Youth Conservation Center
7325 NE 170th Ave
Silver Springs, FL 34488
When:
February 21st -23rd, 2017
Starting time 1pm on the 21st
Adjourning at 1pm on the 23rd
Costs:
$190 1st Participant of Organization
$130 2nd Participant of Organization
Costs above include lodging, meals, membership and background screening

Thank you,
Joshua Gold
Education Coordinator, Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
2574 Seagate Drive, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Office: (850) 617-9381
Cell: (850) 510-7205

11. Aquatic Species Collection Workshop – FIU Biscayne Campus – Fri Mar 03 2017
FMSEA/FWC ASCW Pre-Workshop Notification – FIU Biscayne Campus – Miller-Walker – Fri Mar 03 2017

FIU Biscayne Campus 3000 NE 151st St
North Miami, FL 33181

FACILITATOR: Dawn Miller-Walker – dwalker@scienceeye.com

REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.regonline.com/ascw-nmiami-170303

NOTES: The address serves the entire FIU campus. Visitor parking is in Lot 2 for $1/hour – takes quarters ($0.25/15 min) (it may take other payment, I’m not sure). The Marine Science Building is a short walk on the other side of the main campus buildings of Academic 1 and Academic 2. We will be on the first floor, room 105.

12. Information Exchange for Marine Educators – February 2017

There have been many interesting internship and fellowship opportunities coming across the listservs this month. I’ve highlighted several of them — check these out.

This newsletter is funded by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in partnership with NOAA’s Ocean Exploration and Research Program, with additional support from the National Marine Protected Areas Center, to share information pertinent to the marine educator community. It is intended to encourage exchange of information and programs. We hope that it will also promote collaboration among the different educators addressing similar issues in their programs. Please share this email with your colleagues and constituents. If you request materials or respond to a request for information, please mention that you learned about it in NOAA’s Information Exchange.

The information included here has been compiled from many different sources, including EE-NEWS@NAAEE, scuttlebutt, EEinGEORGIA, the Scout Report, and others. We have attempted to verify web addresses, but make no guarantee of accuracy. The Department of Commerce/NOAA does not necessarily endorse or promote the views or facts presented on these sites.
Collected archives and issues of the newsletter, past and present, are available at http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/resources/education/welcome.html#exchange. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this list, send information to include in the newsletter, or discuss further enhancements, please contact the editor directly at phyllis.dermer@noaa.gov, or by phone at (865) 932-5074

Please see the attached document for details of the following resources, programs, and opportunities.

13. Call for Exhibitors is OPEN! – National Marine Educators Association
The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) 2017 Conference will take place in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina from June 25 – 29th2017! NMEA is a dedicated, influential member-based organization of classroom teachers, informal educators, university professors, scientists, and more from around the world working together to advance the understanding and protection of our freshwater and marine ecosystems. It is a national organization powered by 17 individual, regional chapters who provide the on-the-ground efforts that support and promote national initiatives in education and conservation such as ocean literacy. The Call for Exhibitors will remain open until May 1, 2017. For more information visit exhibits.NMEA2017.org or email exhibits@nmea2017.org.

14. 2017 Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour Accepting Applications NOW!
Get a first-hand look at the role Florida’s forestry industry plays in your every day life, from your bed to your cell phone, all while earning 30 CEU hours.
The Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour brings 45 teachers from across the state to Fernandina Beach each June to see how forestry works in Florida. This four-day event demonstrates to educators that sustainability is the key to responsible forestry. Participating teachers experience all aspects of forestry practices from the planting and growing processes to the mills and end products. They also learn about chemical by-products created in the process of making paper. In short, they see the industry’s many efforts to maximize the effective and efficient use of resources.

All lodging, meals and tour transportation are provided, free-of-charge, thanks to private donations and forestry sponsorships.

Dates for the 2017 Tour are June 20-23. Applications will be accepted January 30-March 10.
To learn more about the Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour, please visit: www.FloridaStateForests.org/TeachersTour

15. Summer Internship Opportunities at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Are you, or someone you know, looking for a great summer internship? MacArthur Beach offers amazing field experiences and learning opportunities through our Natural Science Education Summer Camp program and sea turtle programs. Housing for out of state candidates may be available. For more info http://www.macarthurbeach.org/internships

How to Apply: Fill out the application found at www.macarthurbeach.org/internships and send it to cheryl@macarthurbeach.org


Veronica Frehm
Southeast Regional Director, FMSEA

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Founded in 1968, the Florida Marine Science Educators Association is a professional group of individuals and organizations devoted to the cause of aquatic education in Florida. We are a regional chapter of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of the world of water, both fresh and salt.

First-year teachers are eligible for a free FMSEA membership. Learn more at fmsea.org/welcome.

Hello, Southeast FMSEA Members!
Below is the January Regional Update. Please let me know if you have any questions – happy to help in any possible way!

Sincerely,
Veronica Frehm

January 2017 Southeast Regional Update:

1. Mote Marine Laboratory is partnering with the Beneath the Waves Youth Making Ripples Film Festival.
The 4th Annual Beneath the Waves Youth Making Ripples film festival will take place in the WAVE Center at Mote Marine Laboratory (1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL) on Friday, January 20, 2017. The event is free and open to the community as well as the general public. The film festival will kick off with a pre-viewing reception where Mote scientists will showcase their research through hands-on interactive demonstrations and posters. Then we will show this year’s Youth Making Ripples finalist videos. Following the film presentation, we will have a short Q&A session with a panel of science related professionals.

RSVP’s are encouraged as seating is limited. Teachers interested in bringing their classes can also RSVP seats for their students.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at mote.org/events.

Questions? Contact youthmakingripples@gmail.com.

2. Wild Dolphin Project – summer INTERN trip dates are released!
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 summer INTERN trip dates have been released!

Trip #1: Tuesday, May 9th – Wednesday, May 17th
Trip #2: Tuesday, May 23rd – Wednesday, May 31st

The remainder of the summer field research season trip dates should be announced by the end of this month!

Please feel free to share this message with a student you think would be interested in an internship with The Wild Dolphin Project! For more information please visit our “Student Intership Opportunities” page on our website here: http://www.wilddolphinproject.org/participate/student-internship-opportunities/. To sign up you will need to email your proof of student status to fieldwork@wilddolphinproject.org. Once your documents are reviewed and accepted, payment in full will be required in order to secure a spot on the trip(s). You may do this via the “donate” tab on our website or mail a check to the address listed below. We will then email you application documents and other pertinent trip information. Accommodations aboard Research Vessel, Stenella, as well as a walk-through video are available for your reference here: http://www.wilddolphinproject.org/our-research/research-vessel/.

Now may be a good time to shop our store for WDP merchandise and memberships for holiday gifts for family and friends. As always, we thank you for your continued support of our research!

Please stay tuned for the remainder of the trip dates to be announced shortly. Remember: friends of WDP get first sign up opportunity before it releasing to the general public.

Melissa
Wild Dolphin Project
PO Box 8436
Jupiter, Florida 33468
T 561.575.5660
F 561.277.2442
www.wilddolphinproject.org

3. School Programs Intern at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
For further information and instructions, please see: https://www.marinelife.org/about/careers/school-programs-intern/

4. Aquatic WILD workshop
Greynolds Park, North Miami Beach, FL
Saturday, 1/28/2017
9:00AM-3:00PM

Registration is required. To reserve your spot, contact Marcia Bisnett seleefer@webtv.net
305-322-6273

5. Big Bend Science Symposium in Cedar Key, FL February 1st-3rd
See attached flyer and this link (https://ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu/news/) for information about the upcoming Big Bend Science Symposium in Cedar Key, FL February 1-3rd. The Keynote Address and poster session on Thursday are open to the public and Friday morning will be open to participation by area High School students. Please share with anyone that may be interested. Registration link: http://reg.conferences.dce.ufl.edu/Basic/1400057452

6. Special Explorations for Teachers and Students
Now Open for Submissions: the University of Florida’s Center for Pre-Collegiate Education and Training’s Special Explorations for Teachers and Students: https://www.cpet.ufl.edu/teachers/sets/explorations/scheduling/

7. Florida Manatee Festival
January 14, 2017 – January 15, 2017 N Citrus Avenue and Kings Bay Park, Crystal River FL 34428 Florida’s Premier Manatee Festival in the Manatee Capital of the World. Food, art, crafts, entertainment, and a chance to see the incredible Manatees of Three Sisters Springs.

8. Horseshoe Crab Citizen Science Training Workshop
February 24th from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in Cedar Key, FL. In this hands-on training workshop, volunteers will learn about basic horseshoe crab biology, procedures for sampling breeding populations of horseshoe crabs, and procedures for measuring and tagging horseshoe crabs. Volunteers will be familiarized with gear and understand how the data they collect is used by the FWC and other agencies. Volunteers who complete the workshop will be eligible to volunteer for the Horseshoe Crab Citizen Science program in the Big Bend (sites in Cedar Key, Hagen’s Cove near Steinhatchee, and Shired Island near Horseshoe Beach), but are not required to do so. Weather and time permitting, the workshop will include a field portion. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/horseshoe-crab-citizen-science-training-workshop-tickets-29328289704

9. 23rd annual Public Interest Environmental Conference: “Land Conservation: The Worth Of the Earth.”
February 9-11th in Gainesville, FL. For over twenty years, the Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) has sought to promote an understanding of the legal aspects of environmental protection, to serve and inform individuals as to the necessity for improvements in environmental legal protection, foster the development of sound environmental legislation, measure the effects of environmental litigation, and to assist other groups involved in environmental education. The conference brings together legal practitioners, academics, policy makers, and private citizens to discuss preeminent issues surrounding a different environmental topic each year. The theme of the 2017 conference is land conservation and will examine the challenges, concerns, and future of land conservation law and policy from a regional and national standpoint. See: https://ufpiec.org/

10. National Marine Science Educators Associate (NMEA) National Conference
When: June 25-June 29, 2017
Where: Charleston, SC
To register and for full details: http://www.marine-ed.org/page/2017conference

11. Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Position: Coordinator, Academic Support Services position
We have an opportunity for an educator with a science background to join our Harbor Branch education staff. We are planning to fill the position ASAP. The bulk of the current work is focused on teaching in our high school classes that we do as part of the Marine and Oceanographic Academy (see: http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/moa/). The position description and link to the application website follows.

The Coordinator, Academic Support Services will coordinate various marine education programs, including developing curriculum, scheduling visiting groups, managing teaching labs, and training other instructors.
Applicants must apply electronically on the website https://jobs.fau.edu by completing Faculty, Administrative, Managerial and Professional (AMP) Positions Application, position number 980318.

12. FREE Oil spill science resources
I wanted to share some new resources that our Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team has been working on. These outreach materials are designed to educate natural resource managers, emergency responders, elected officials, and other adult audiences but I thought some of you might find them useful for your classes or educational programs.
Outreach publications – We have 11 publications that are now available. These publications answer questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For example: Is Gulf seafood safe to eat?; How did the oil spill impact habitats?; How were fisheries affected?; Where did the oil go?; and more! Visit http://gulfseagrant.org/oilspilloutreach/publications/ to download copies.
Scientific presentations – We’ve had a slew of scientists present their research and latest findings during our science seminars. Topics range from oil spill impacts on habitats, fisheries, and people; how dispersants are used; and where the oil went after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. All are available at http://gulfseagrant.org/oilspilloutreach/presentations/.
We’ll have lots of new information coming out over the next year so stay tuned! If you’d like to be added to our email list, please let me know. Our science seminars are available for streaming if you teach outside of the Gulf and we are currently working on shorter publications that may be of interest to you all.

-Dispatches from the Gulf: http://dispatchesfromthegulf.com/ – This documentary is a new episode in the Journey to Planet Earth series and highlights all of the research that’s underway. It’s really cool!!
-Educational resources: http://education.gulfresearchinitiative.org/ – The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative has so many activities on their website that were designed for informal and formal educators. Check them out!

-Outreach products: http://gulfseagrant.org/oilspilloutreach/publications/ – The Team that I work with (cc’d on this email) has created outreach publications that pull together new science on topics such as dispersants, oil on our beaches, impacts to fisheries, and seafood safety. They are designed for adults but would also be suitable for older students.

Please let me know if you have any questions. We hope you find these resources useful!
Larissa Graham
Oil Spill Science Extension Specialist
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Office: (251) 438-5690
Cell: (251) 348-5436
Larissa.Graham@auburn.edu

13. Scholarship Opportunity for high school seniors!
We offer a $4000 scholarship to high school seniors entering college to study environmental science (see flyer attached). Let me know if you have any questions or issues. Thank you!

Jessica Andreasen | Naturalist, Green Cay Nature Center
Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department
12800 Hagen Ranch Rd. | Boynton Beach | Florida 33437
T: 561.966.7001 | F: 561.496.4369 | jandreasen@pbcgov.org
Connect with us: www.pbcparks.com

14. Free AMS DataStreme Earth Science Courses!
The American Meteorological Society’s DataStreme Program still has openings for their free courses. Besides enhancing your knowledge of weather, ocean, and climate science, you can earn 3 grad credits through SUNY Brockport FOR FREE.
Here are the links to these programs:

DataStreme Atmosphere
https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/k-12-teachers/datastreme-program/datastreme-atmosphere/

DataStreme Ocean
https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/k-12-teachers/datastreme-program/datastreme-ocean/

DataStreme Earth’s Climate System
https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/k-12-teachers/datastreme-program/datastreme-earth-s-climate-system/

Each site has a link to the application form, and the LITS (Local Implementation Teams). Even if there is not a LIT in your State/Locality, we can accommodate you via Skype and other distant learning connections.

The spring term runs from the weeks of 23 Jan to 24 Apr. BUT PLEASE SEND AN APPLICATION TO ONE OF THE LITs ASAP SO WE CAN PLACE ORDERS FOR MATERIALS TO REACH YOU IN TIME.

Mike Passow
(AMS Education Resource Agent for NJ/NY)
michael@earth2class.org

15. Marine Science Education Professional Development, Big Pine Key, FL
Newfound Harbor Marine Institute (NHMI) is now accepting registrations for our annual Marine Education Workshop.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7 – SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
FRIDAY, 8 PM – SUNDAY, 5PM
Registration Fee: $250.00 TEACHERS/EDUCATORS

Registration includes two nights lodging, five meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch), lectures, field trips and snorkel gear. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Please contact the Marketing Department at: 305-951-7430 or info@nhmi.org for a registration form or with any questions about the workshop.

NHMI is located on Big Pine Key, in the Lower Florida Keys, 120 miles southwest of Miami via US 1. This Marine Education Workshop will offer the opportunity to study a variety of marine science concepts. Unique sub-tropical program sites within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary include: Soft and hard coral communities, mangrove islands, nearshore sponge and seagrass beds, and Negoniolithon Shoals.
All educators, naturalists and others with an interest in the marine environment, 21 and older, are invited to join us.

In-Service Credit: Available to participants through your county/school office.

An FWC/FMSEA Aquatic Species Collecting Workshop to earn a 3-year certification to collect aquatic species for educational purposes within the state of Florida will also be offered during the weekend.

This is a great opportunity to experience first-hand the unique approach NHMI/Seacamp uses to educate youth through a customized experiential education program,
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about any aspects of our programs.

Judy Gregoire
Director
Newfound Harbor Marine Institute
305-872-2331 ext 238
seacamp2003@aol.com

16. OneNOAA Science Seminars
The OneNOAA Science Seminar Series is a voluntary effort started in 2004 with contributors from across NOAA Line Offices to bring you the most comprehensive summary of NOAA-hosted, public access, environmental science and climate seminars across the nation. Below is an abbreviated summary of the seminars. Click on the title (web link) of each seminar for detailed information. Additional information including how to subscribe to this OneNOAA Science seminars list is at the bottom of this email. Seminars may be updated at any time. Please check the OneNOAA Science Seminar Calendar often for the latest seminar information. For general questions about the seminars, please contact Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov, Lori.Brown@noaa.gov, or Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov.

17. WORLD OCEAN RADIO: Sacred Places
This week’s audio episode of World Ocean Radio entitled “Sacred Places” is now available online at worldoceanobservatory.org/radio-item/sacred-places-special-new-year-edition. You may also read World Ocean Radio as a weekly blog post on Medium.com.
In this New Year’s episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill details a number of sacred places around the globe–on islands, along the shore, on the banks of rivers, lakes and streams–and the allies that these spaces have found in protective movements, enforcement, and international action. He outlines the relationship of biodiverse regions around the world to their sacred and scientific importance, and how conservation justifies protection while simultaneously meeting the goals of religionists and conservationists alike.
Trisha Badger, Managing Director
World Ocean Observatory
www.WorldOceanObservatory.org

18. Deep-Sea Science in the Classroom: Exploring Coral Communities of the West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries
January 18, 2017 at 6 pm Eastern / 3 pm Pacific
Take your students on an incredible journey hundreds of feet beneath the surface of the ocean, without ever leaving the classroom! Using research footage from ROVs, your students will be able to utilize real scientific methods to explore the unique deep-sea coral communities along the West Coast.

Join Rietta Hohman of the Greater Farallones Association to investigate threats, such as ocean acidification, that these precious ecosystems face and learn the importance of long-term scientific monitoring and protection. These educational materials are aligned to NGSS and are available to download for free.

This webinar series will provide educators with educational and scientific expertise, resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the classroom.

19. Restoration Ecology Internship, Archbold Biological Station, Florida Beginning May 2017.
Applications due March 6, 2017. Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room and Board. A Restoration Ecology Internship is available at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida, with shared responsibilities in the Restoration Ecology Program (supervised by Dr. Betsie Rothermel), the Plant Ecology Program (Dr. Eric Menges) and Land Management (Archbold Land Manager, Kevin Main). The intern will conduct an independent project with a field component in sandhill restoration, and also work as a research/land management assistant for 20 hours per week implementing sandhill restoration, including control of invasive plants. The intern will be an integral part of a team restoring sandhill at Archbold Biological Station using a combination of fire, mowing, and herbiciding/pulling of exotic plants, as well as experimental plantings of desired native species. The restoration area supports a population of gopher tortoises and many endangered plants. The intern will also have opportunities to assist with other long-term monitoring and research projects in plant ecology and herpetology. This internship is supported by a grant from the Ecological Society of America. Archbold interns live on site in dorm-style housing and receive breakfasts and lunches on weekdays, a weekly meal allowance of $54, and a weekly stipend of $100. They work half-time (average of 20 hours per week) as research assistants and the rest of their time developing and implementing an independent project. This internship will run for approximately 7 months (May – November). Our internships provide an opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of scientific research, from project development and data collection to oral and written presentations, providing ideal preparation for graduate research in ecology. Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 5000-ha preserve, an outstanding regional library, and a GIS lab. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed field station atmosphere.

Additional information can be found at the Archbold website:
http://www.archbold-station.org/ To apply for a Restoration Ecology internship, please provide the following (preferably as a single document in PDF format): a cover letter indicating relevant experience, research interests, and how this experience would further your professional goals; a resumé or CV; and a summary of grades, including GPA. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent by March 6, 2017. EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY! Send to Betsie Rothermel at brothermel@archbold-station.org.

20. 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – ST. AUGUSTINE FMSEA ON THE FIRST COAST: SHINING LIGHT ON OCEAN LITERACY May 4 – 7, 2017
The Florida Marine Science Educators Association invites you to propose a session at:
Topics on ocean literacy, marine & ocean conservation, new & innovative marine science content, research, activities, and K-16 curriculum are encouraged.
All concurrent sessions will be Saturday, May 6th.

Please complete and submit the Call for Presenters form by using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/mf0OkEmhC2ZJ4DBF2

Deadline for proposal submission is 5:00PM March 15, 2017. Notification of accepted proposals will be sent during the following week of March.
Questions? Contact:
proposals@fmsea.org

21. Sponsor students in Bow Seat’s NEW Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition!
Are you looking for an engaging and meaningful way to bring ocean pollution issues “to life” with your students? Do you want to help your students build ocean literacy skills through a hands-on and creative project?

This Competition is a great opportunity for students to build communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills, as well as deepen their understanding of the marine debris problem while making a real difference at their schools and in their communities. Students can earn scholarships of up to $5,000 – and Sponsors can earn awards too!

The Challenge:
Design and carry out a project on your school’s campus or in the local community that uses the creative arts to: educate the public about marine debris, inspire people to change their behavior, and engage them in activities that reduce or prevent marine debris. The Competition, sponsored by a grant from the NOAA Marine Debris Program, is open to middle and high school students in the U.S.

It’s perfect for green teams, environmental clubs, Scout troops, marine science interns, or any ocean-loving teens!

Registration is easy and takes less than 10 minutes. We ask for basic contact information, a brief project description, and a signed letter of commitment from an adult sponsor (letter template provided). All registrations must be approved by the Bow Seat team before students proceed with their project. Encourage your students to register early!

$750 Sponsor Appreciation Awards
We appreciate the work that you do to inspire, engage, and support students interested in environmental awareness, advocacy, and the arts, which is why we grant Sponsor Appreciation Awards of $750 to Sponsors who help change the lives of their students and change the world for the better. These awards are nomination-based.

Posters and Postcards
Email me if you would like printed copies of our 11×17″ posters and 5×7″ postcards to hang in your classroom or share with students and colleagues.
Please share this opportunity with your colleagues, students, and social media networks, and don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.

P.S. Our other program, the annual Ocean Awareness Student Contest, is also accepting submissions through June 2017. Your students can submit works of art, poetry, prose, or film that speak to the theme Ocean Pollution: Challenges & Solutions.

Thank you!
Alyssa Irizarry
Program Director
Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
alyssa@fromthebowseat.org
fromthebowseat.org

22. Project Learning Tree Opportunities
Save The Date!
Plan now to attend the 2017 PLT Conference!
November 3-5, 2017
Hillsborough County!

Plant Camp 2017
The University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is looking for 24 science and environmental educators (of elementary, middle or high school) interested in attending PLANT CAMP 2017. Applications deadline is February 19, 2017. Visit http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/education/plantcamp.shtml

Resources:
All about water!
https://www.epa.gov/learn-issues/learn-about-water

Rubber, Plastic and More – Top Science Project Ideas
http://www.polymer-search.com/top-science-project-ideas.html

Endangered animals campaign
http://www.worldwildlife.org/?utm_campaign=301-redirects&utm_source=wwf.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=wwf.org

A Toolkit for Engaging People in Conservation
https://naaee.org/sites/default/files/toolsofengagement.pdf

What Research Says About Environmental Literacy, Behavior, and Conservation Results
http://web4.audubon.org/educate/toolkit/
pdf/Influencing%20Conservation%20Outcomes%20Module%202013_National%20Audubon%20Society.pdf

Explaining climate change
https://www.epa.gov/climatechange

Funding Opportunities:
Deadline January 31st – Urban Waters Restoration Grants – The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop nation-wide-community stewardship of local natural resources, preserving these resources for future generations and enhancing habitat for local wildlife. Projects seek to address water quality issues in priority watersheds, such as erosion due to unstable streambanks, pollution from stormwater runoff, and degraded shorelines caused by development. For more information, please go to http://www.nfwf.org/fivestar/Pages/home.aspx.

Kids Gardening Grants- Visit https://www.kidsgardening.org/garden-grants/ for several funding opportunities for youth gardening.
Upcoming Workshops

PreK-8 Workshop
January 28
Alachua County
For more information and to register visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uf-plt-educators-workshop-jan-28-2017-tickets-29413686127?aff=es2

PreK-8 Workshop
January 28
Palm Beach County
For more information and to register contact: Danielle Vande Zande at: dvandezande@swa.org

Municipal Solid Waste Workshop
February 4
Palm Beach County
For more information and to register contact: Brian Elkins at: education@swa.org

Envergy and Society Workshop
February 4
Dade County
For more information contact: Marcia Bisnett at: seleefer@webtv.net

PreK-8 Workshop
February 13
Indian River County
For more information contact: Susan Flak at: smf92064@gmail.com

Early Childhood Experiences Workshop
February 18
Duval County
For more information contact: Greta Combs at: educator@treehill.org

PreK-8 Workshop
February 20
Palm Beach County
For more information contact: Veronica Frehm at: veronica@macarthurbeach.org

SE Forests & Climate Change Workshop
February 20
Pinellas County
For more information contact: Lara Milligan at: lara317@ufl.edu

Focus on Forests Workshop
March 11
Dade County
For more information contact: Marcia Bisnett at: seleefer@webtv.net

PreK-8 Workshop
March 26
Hillborough County
For more information contact: Dolly Cummings at: campbayou@gmail.com

23. Applications for LC Summer Teacher Institute Now Available
Library of Congress 2017 Summer Teacher Institutes –Teaching with Primary Sources

The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.

While practicing these teaching strategies, attendees will explore some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available in the Library’s collections. They will also conduct research to identify primary sources and develop an activity related to their classroom content.

Five week-long sessions will be offered this summer:

General Focus – open to K-12 educators across all content areas:

June 19-23
June 26-30
July 10-14
Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do:

July 17-21
WWI Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach some aspect of WWI as part of their curriculum, or collaborate with those who do:

July 31-August 4
The institute and course materials are provided at no cost. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and any required overnight accommodations.

Applications are due March 17 and require a letter of recommendation.

December 2016 Update

by Veronica 2016/12/13 Southeast

Hello, Southeast FMSEA Members! Below is the December Regional Update. Please let me know if you have any questions – I am happy to help in any possible way! Sincerely, Veronica December 2016 Southeast Regional Update: 1. New Ocean Today Every Full Moon collection of videos – Now Live! A NEW EVERY FULL MOON episode […]

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November

by Veronica 2016/11/12 Southeast

Hello, Southeast FMSEA Members! My name is Veronica Frehm, and I am the new Southeast Regional Director. Kerri Allen recently stepped down from the position to pursue another amazing opportunity. She will still be a part of FMSEA, but in a different district. I am currently the Director of Education at John D. MacArthur Beach […]

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October

by Veronica 2016/09/30 Southeast

Live Ship-to-Shore Events with the JOIDES Resolution! Live ship-to-shore event sign-ups are now open for IODP Exp. 363 Western Pacific Warm Pool, October 6 – Dec. 8, 2016. Live events are free but fill up on a first come-first served basis. You can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrP1wutec52z6o5D73jTQRgqMJ_sb0it45YPAroCbxb-B7mA/viewform For more information, visit here: http://joidesresolution.org/node/1746  And see […]

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September

by Veronica 2016/09/07 Southeast

International Coastal Cleanup Saturday, September 17th For all start times, sites, and registration information in Palm Beach County, visit www.keeppbcbeautiful.org. See attached flyer for details. Bike Your Park Day at Jonathan Dickinson State Park Saturday, September 24th 8:30am Meet members of Club Scrub at the park’s concession for a relaxing 10 mile ride on paved […]

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August

by Veronica 2016/08/12 Southeast

Palm Beach County Natural Areas “Adventure Awaits” Fall Event Series With 16 free events scheduled from September through November, there are many opportunities to interact with Environmental Resources Management naturalists as they lead sunset hikes, cycling and paddling tours, teach nature photography skills and explore the night sky. Participate in one experience or multiple activities. […]

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July

by Veronica 2016/07/14 Southeast

Citizen Science Water Quality Program August 6th 1:00pm – 3:00pm Loggerhead Marinelife Center: 14200 US Highway One Juno Beach, FL 33408 Participants at this public workshop will learn about water quality and sampling techniques to become Citizen Scientists in their community. Resources available for teachers, students, and community members. See attached flyer for details, and […]

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June Updates

by Veronica 2016/06/11 Southeast

NMEA 2016 is just two weeks away! NMEA 2016 will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld from June 27 – July 1, 2016.  In addition to daily plenaries and concurrent sessions, the always-popular Exhibit Hall, and the NEW Ocean Science Research Track, some of the week’s highlights include: Monday, June 27 – Pre-conference Workshops, […]

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