Back to school!

by Jennie Fagan on 2016/08/29

in Northeast

Welcome back to school to all of the traditional educators and to all of our nontraditional I guess you have fallen back into a nice routine now that summer camps are over and school sessions are in!  I know I can’t wait to go on my field trips to the Guana Education Center (GTM NERR)  Kenneth and his crew do a fabulous job!  If you are in the area and can make the drive they are worth it.  http://www.gtmnerr.org/education-and-training/student-programs/

Have you seen the emails from Mike Alyea with Blue Ocean Sails?  Elena Duduk and I met with him last spring.  He is very interested in helping the marine community in our area and is a no cost non-profit!  Love those kinds of people wanting to help.  The work he is planning with the ocean drifters looks very exciting.  https://www.facebook.com/BlueOceanSails/

Did you know that the state conference is going to be in St. Augustine this year?  The planning committee is forming as we need your help.  Please let me know how you can help us out.  It has been several years since we have hosted and I am very excited to see it back in the north east.

I hope you have a great first semester!

Jen

 

August

by Kerri on 2016/08/12

in 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. Click here to learn more and register for these FREE events!

Project Learning Tree Workshop
August 16, 2016 8:30am – 3:00pm
Green Cay Nature Center: 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
See attached flyer for details, and to register!

Apply now for Climate Generation’s Education Ambassador Program
In 2016-2017, Climate Generation will support 8 Education Ambassadors for the fall and spring semesters in their educational settings. Being an Education Ambassador means you will receive one-on-one support from our staff, cutting-edge climate change resources and information, ideas to make climate change accessible to all students, and much more. Apply now!

NOAA Climate Stewards
Want to receive updates on climate change related professional development opportunities, free climate change educational resources and communicate with over 900 formal and informal educators across the country working to effect climate literacy and engage students and their communities in active stewardship? Sign up for our interactive listserve today!

Save this date for the next NOAA Climate Stewards professional development opportunity:
NOAA Climate Stewards September Webinar
Tuesday, September 6, 7:30 pm ET
Topic: Amazing Opportunities in Citizen Science – Getting Involved Today!
Presenter: John McLaughlin, NOAA Citizen Science Education Program Manager.

Palm Beach County C3: Coastal Conservation & Concert
Saturday, September 24th 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Carlin Park, Seabreeze Amphitheater, 400 S.R. A1A Jupiter, FL 33477
C3 is a community event celebrating coastal habitats and conservation. The event will feature a vendor village of local merchandise, food, beer, beach cleanup & conservation groups, and other non-profits.
Please see attached flyer for more details

Junior Conservationist Poster Contest
The Jr. Conservationist Posters should include all themes associated with Coastal Conservation, whether that’s the impact of marine debris on our coastal environments and marine animals, or ways to help protect our seas and beaches from the threat of pollution. Winners announced at C3 on September 24 at Seabreeze Amphitheater located in Carlin Park.
Please see attached flyer for more details on how to enter

PLT Green Cay
C3 Concert
C3 Poster Contest

July

by Kerri on 2016/07/14

in 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 to register!

Project Learning Tree Workshop
August 11, 2016 8:30am – 4:00pm
Windley Key State Park: 84900 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
See attached flyer for details, and to register!

Project Learning Tree Workshop
August 16, 2016 8:30am – 3:00pm
Green Cay Nature Center: 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
See attached flyer for details, and to register!

Marine Science Educator Workshop
September 10th 10:00am – 4:00pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center: 14200 US Highway One Juno Beach, FL 33408
Educators of all grades and subjects (both formal and informal) are invited to join this hands-on, interactive workshop.  After a morning of snorkeling and seine-netting at DuBois Park, we will return to Loggerhead Marinelife Center to learn in-depth about sea turtles and water quality. Educators will receive lesson plans and resources to take home!
See attached flyer for details, and to register

Palm Beach County C3: Coastal Conservation & Concert
Saturday, September 24th 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Carlin Park, Seabreeze Amphitheater, 400 S.R. A1A Jupiter, FL 33477
C3 is a community event celebrating coastal habitats and conservation. The event will feature a vendor village of local merchandise, food, beer, beach cleanup & conservation groups, and other non-profits.
Please see attached flyer for more details

Junior Conservationist Poster Contest
The Jr. Conservationist Posters should include all themes associated with Coastal Conservation, whether that’s the impact of marine debris on our coastal environments and marine animals, or ways to help protect our seas and beaches from the threat of pollution. Winners announced at C3 on September 24 at Seabreeze Amphitheater located in Carlin Park.
Please see attached flyer for more details on how to enter

LMC Water Quality Workshop
LMC Marine Science Workshop
PLT Green Cay
PLT Windley Key
C3 Concert
C3 Poster Contest

June Updates

by Kerri 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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East Central Regional Blog – May 2016

by Brandon 2016/05/11 East Central

First of all in case you didn’t make it through your last email from me we are trying to organize a regional outing to go on a guided sea turtle walk in Melbourne Beach in the larges loggerhead nesting beach in the world, The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. If you are interested in going please […]

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May Updates

by Kerri 2016/05/05 Southeast

NMEA 2016 – Early Bird Registration Extended! The NMEA16 team is happy to announce that early bird registration for NMEA16 has been extended to May 16! This will be the ONLY extension of this rate, so please don’t delay in registering. And while we are able to provide some wiggle room with registration, the conference […]

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What’s New in the Northeast!

by Jennie Fagan 2016/05/04 Northeast

I hope everyone has registered for the NMEA conference this summer!  It is going to be a blast!  If you haven’t registered there is still time to get the early bird pricing but don’t delay!  Make sure you have booked your hotel room too, they are going fast! We have an upcoming Whitney lab lecture […]

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East Central Regional Update April 2016

by Brandon 2016/04/02 East Central

There is lots of exciting news to report in our region including lots of news on the NMEA conference. And don’t miss out on our next Regional Outing happening April 24. Read below for these and more great information and opportunities. NMEA 2016 – Registration Open! Join hundreds of fellow marine science education enthusiasts in […]

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April Updates

by Kerri 2016/04/01 Southeast

NMEA 2016 – Registration Open! Join hundreds of fellow marine science education enthusiasts in sunny Orlando for a week filled with learning, sharing, and exploration! Classroom teacher? Informal educator? Government or agency outreach personnel? Volunteer? Researcher? No matter your connection to marine science education, NMEA16 has something for you! In addition to daily plenaries and […]

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March Updates

by Kerri 2016/02/28 Southeast

NMEA 2016 Call for Proposals The call for concurrent session proposals for the 2016 NMEA conference – Making Waves: Current Connections in Marine Science – has been EXTENDED to March 11th! Plan to share your passion and experiences with your fellow marine educators June 27-30, 2016 in Orlando, FL. All session proposals must be submitted […]

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