NEWPORT – A free workshop at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will familiarize Oregon coastal teachers with current research and developments in wave energy, and how they can use the topic to create lessons where students can learn and apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills.
The workshop takes place from 9 am to noon Saturday, Nov. 16 and is open to second- through 12th-grade teachers up and down the Oregon coast. Sponsors are the Oregon Coast Regional STEM center, OSU, Oregon Sea Grant and the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center.
Participants will learn about latest developments in the field of wave energy, create and test model wave energy devices, and receive a wave energy curriculum and supplies to use in the classroom. They will also learn how they can involve their students in the Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge in March 2014.
For more information, and to download a .pdf flyer and registration form, visit the HMSC Visitor Center’s teacher resources page.
Finding a Story in Data: Puget Sound Cruise and Data Workshop for Educators, Sat. Nov 16
Ocean Inquiry Project (OIP) is co-sponsoring a workshop with WA NAME and NANOOS on Saturday Nov 16 for educators to expand your experience with, and knowledge of, data and curriculum to help students understand how ocean circulation impacts the Puget Sound ecosystem.
- The workshop will consist of a morning research cruise on Puget Sound and an afternoon at UW Oceanography
- On the morning cruise we will sample at 3 sites on Puget Sound, collecting data on the physical (via CTD casts), chemical (niskin bottle samples) and biological (phytoplankton and zooplankton tows) conditions in the main basin of Puget Sound.
- In the afternoon we will be at UW Oceanography and will tour the Puget Sound Model Lab and work with online resources of ocean data from the Pacific Northwest to generate our own stories using ocean data.
- Follow-up support (clock hours, stipends and support from workshop instructors) will be available to teachers attending the workshop
View the Flyer for more information: Finding a Story in Data
Apply now! The workshop is limited to 12 educators. A few spots are still available, applications accepted through Nov. 9.
For more information contact Amy Sprenger:
email@example.com or 206 543 0061 (office) or 206 280 9850 (cell)
Sound Living 2013 - a One Day Communiversity Sat. Nov. WSU Snohomish County Beachwatchers
WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers are proud to present ...
Saturday, November 9, 2013, Everett Commuity College, Everett, WA
Pre registration deadline has passed but walkin registrations are still available for $40.
Job Opening: Marine Debris Project Coordinator, COASST
The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) is hiring a Marine Debris Project Coordinator. Best consideration date is 11/12/2013
Job Openings at Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Aquarium is currently hiring for: Animal Care Technician, Assistant Aquarist (2 positions) and an Annual Giving Manager
Science Behind Sustainable Seafood curriculum from NOAA AK Fisheries Science Center
The NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) has developed a high school curriculum titled "science behind sustainable seafood."
The curriculum has six lessons that illustrate the importance of responsibly managing a natural resource and how scientific information is necessary to manage responsibly. All lessons are aligned to National standards and Ocean Literacy Principles. Each lesson has supporting powerpoint files, images, data and/or extra reading materials. The lessons are designed to inspire your own lessons, can be used individually or together to form a multi-week seafood science experience.
Lesson 1 - Fishing for the future
Learn why responsible resource management is important to ensuring sustainable seafood.
Lesson 2 - How many fish are there?
Learn how difficult it is to estimate fish populations and the complexities of counting fish in the ocean.
Lesson 3 - Age Matters!
Learn about the aspects of fish biology that are important to sustainable harvesting, like the age of a fish or how old they are when they first reproduce.
Lesson 4 - Survival in a dangerous environment!
Learn why understanding what happens throughout a fish's life history is important to understanding the size of a population.
Lesson 5 - Solving the ecosystem puzzle.
Learn how ecosystem interactions are linked to the health of a fish population.
Lesson 6 - Responsible management
Learn how an integrated process helps keep U.S. seafood sustainable. This is a role playing activity where students conduct a mock Fishery Management Council meeting to determine the annual limit for a fish species.
These lessons use species from Alaska, but they can be easily modified using species from all regions of the U.S. to reflect the differences in scientific strategies and/or management strategies based on their respective species life histories.
Feedback is always welcome!
ORCA BOWL 2013 - March 1 2013, Team pre-registration due Dec. 1 2013!
Save the Date! - ORCA Bowl is March 1 2014
Interested teams for 2014 must pr-register by December 1: http://www.wsg.washington.edu/education/events/orca/prospective.html
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals, which will be held in our very own Seattle in May of 2014.
"Like" Orca Bowl on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/OrcaBowl
Around Puget Sound: Evenings with Invertebrates - Low-Tide and Dockside programs
Local groups are hosting evening programs this winter spying on those marine invertebrates we all love, here are a few we found:
Seattle: Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists: http://www.seattleaquarium.org/night-beach-walk
Gig Harbor: Harbor Wildwatch: http://www.harborwildwatch.org/programs/pier-into-the-night/
Tacoma: Foss Waterway and Seaport: http://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org/education-programs/family-activities
2013 NAME Conference
Join us in Beautiful British Columbia for Sky 2 Sea!
July 14-18, 2013 • Crescent Beach, BC • Camp Alexandra
Dates to remember:
- Call for Posters and Presentations due: March 1, 2013
- Presenters Notified by: April 1, 2013
- Early Registration Opens: April 1, 2013
- Scholarship Application deadline: April 15, 2013
- Scholarship awardees notified: May 1, 2013
- Registration begins: June 1, 2013