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Thursday, September 6, 2012
New England Aquarium Teacher Resource Center
Teacher Resource Center Newsletter
We hope that you had a relaxing summer and are feeling rejuvenated for a new school year! Here at the New England Aquarium Teacher Resource Center, we are excited for some very special events coming up this Fall. Read on to learn all about them, and as always feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
Dates: Saturdays - September 22, October 13 and October 20
Check-In Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pre-Registration Required. Location: New England Aquarium
Cost: Free admission for educator and 1 guest (regular admission rates apply for additional guests)
Every year the New England Aquarium likes to do something special to show its appreciation for all the hard work that teachers do for their students! This year, we will be renovating our central exhibit to make Myrtle's house better than ever! Learn more about this exciting project.Because of the ongoing construction, we are changing the format of our teacher appreciation event this time around. Instead of one evening event, we will be hosting three Educator Appreciation Saturdays.
These special events include:
Educator and guest complimentary admission to the Aquarium
Educator and guest complimentary tickets to a film at our IMAX Theater
Information about our exhibits with various demonstrations and presentations throughout the day by our staff
Information about our programs, field trips and classroom resources
For questions, contact the Teacher Resource Center at 617-973-6590 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston Harbor Educator's Conference
Stellwagen Bank Science and Education Symposium
Join the Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) and fellow marine educators to celebrate Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary's 20-year anniversary! Events will include the latest updates on sanctuary science, interdisciplinary educational workshops (K-12), a special showing of Ocean Frontiersdocumentary and presentations by keynote speakers, Dr. David Wiley (whale scientist) and Brian Skerry (photographer).
Date: September 29, 2012
Cost: $35 for MME members, $45 for non-MME members, $25 for students.
Pre-registrants will receive free parking pass or travel reimbursement with MBTA receipt.
This professional development workshop introduces Volume 2 of theOkeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: How Do We Explore? The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer is the Nation's first ship dedicated solely to exploring the world's ocean. Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom investigations into the innovative exploration strategies, sophisticated instrumentation and equipment used onboard the ship to explore our largely unknown oceans.
Educators who attend the full day will receive a $50 stipend. Each participant will receive Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: How Do We Explore? materials related to activities presented during the workshop, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast and lunch.
Registration opens on September 10, 2012,
and ends on September 28, 2012.
Space is limited.
For more information, please consult the flyer. To register, please email email@example.com and put "NOAA Workshop" in the subject line.
2012-2013 School Programs
With a new school year just under way, you are sure to be looking for ways to engage your students, and what better way than to study the ocean and all its exciting inhabitants!
The New England Aquarium takes pride in being able to support learning at the Aquarium, in the field and at schools. We can help you prepare for an upcoming field trip to the Aquarium or provide a guided field visit to a local outdoor habitat. And, of course, if you can't make it to us, we can come to you! We offer a variety of programs at schools for all age groups.
For a full listing of the programs and services that we offer, please consult our Schooling Catalog.
And of course, the Teacher Resource Center staff is available year-round to help educators. If you need ideas on how to incorporate the ocean into your curriculum or resources to support your teaching, please feel free to contact us!
Marine Biologist in Training Program
Explore science at the New England Aquarium! Do you want to dive deeper into the world of marine science? From studying fish, jellies and fur seals to becoming a better scientist as you contribute to a global research project, you will join researchers and educators aswe investigate the world around us in a bid to better understand and protect our blue planet.
For: Students in
grades 8 -10
Application Deadline:September 28, 2012
Class Schedule: Classes are10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6 Saturdays: October13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
What do dolphins, coral reefs and glaciers have in common? The 2012 Fall Aquarium Lecture Series!
This long-running program is free and open to the public with the generous support of the Lowell Institute. Join marine educators, environmental writers, artists, photographers and many more as they share their incredible passion for our marine habitats.
Click here to see the full schedule and to register for an upcoming lecture. Everyone is welcome!
The Walden Forum is a free, public series that in pursuit of innovative thinking and creative endeavor invites experts to present their ideas and engage the community.
This fall, be sure not to miss Dr. Greg Stone as he talks to the Forum about the importance of the oceans to our survival. Dr. Stone is an ocean scientist widely known for his work with mammals and ice ecology in Antarctica, as well as with undersea technology and exploration.
AAE's classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audiovisual equipment and lab materials.