Massachusetts Marine Educators

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Teacher Workshops/Opportunities

Position Available

Position Description
The Summer Outreach Manager will be responsible for staffing and managing The Coalition’s Outreach Office in the village of Woods Hole. This is an exciting opportunity to engage the public around our mission in the epicenter of marine research and education. Tasks include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Maintenance of exhibits including saltwater touch tank, groundwater model, kids corner, and computer kiosk.
  • Manage small gift shop including providing customer service, sales, and accurate cashiering.
  • Interact with visitors and the general public and guide them through the exhibits.
  • Articulate the Coalition’s mission and a basic knowledge of the Coalition’s work in response to inquiries from visitors and members. Training and periodic updates will be provided.
  • Open and close the Woods Hole office, perform light cleaning, restocking and answering phone calls, as well as directing visitors as necessary.
  • Manage and support volunteers assisting in outreach at the Center.
  • Create, market, and deliver programming options for visitors to the center.
  • Support all of CBB’s programs and activities through specific projects as needed.
To Apply
Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and references to: Rob Hancock, VP Education and Public Engagement [email protected] by March 31st. Include “WH Outreach Manager” in the subject of the email. No Calls Please.

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Grants for Education in Microbial Science (GEMS)

The Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) is awarding Grants for Education in Microbial Science (GEMS) to foster awareness in microbial science. The grants provide up to $1,500 to cover equipment, consumable supplies, substitute teacher compensation for relevant professional development experiences, bus transportation for field trips, and other projects related to microbial science. Any educator may apply for one of these grants, but preference will be given to public school teachers, non-profit organizations, and first-time applicants.

Please visit for details, including a list of previously supported GEMS projects. For more information, please email [email protected].

The next application deadlines are Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, and Monday, May 02, 2011 – the 2-page GEMS application is available for download on the GEMS website.

Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS)
From STEM to Stern: Inquiry-based Science Investigations for High School Classrooms

July 11th – July 15th
A minds-on, hands-on professional development experience that will provide you with scientific knowledge, inquiry-based classroom investigations and a network of resources.

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2011. Space is limited. Call (617) 328-1515 after deadline for space availability.

For more information or to register, visit

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Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS)
2011 MITS Summer Institutes For Upper Elementary & Middle School Educators
Offered in six Regions – Southeast Region is a MA DESE sponsored Professional Development Institute

Weekdays, July 11th – 22nd
A minds-on, hands-on professional development experience that will provide you with scientific knowledge, inquiry-based classroom investigations and a network of resources.

How our Summer Institutes work – In each region, educators at MITS’ partner institutions work together to offer a 2-week professional development opportunity. Visit each of the organizations’ sites for 1-2 days and participate in both content and skill development sessions taught by professional educators, scientists and other content experts. Depending on the region, daily activities will include: boat trips, nature walks, behind-the-scenes tours of facilities, introductions to resource centers, modeling of inquiry-based activities, and more. Days will include a balance of indoor, classroom-based components and outdoor, field experiences.

For more information or to register, visit

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Marine Science Literacy field trip program

Students participate in the deployment and retrieval of a naturalist benthic dredge and plankton net to discover the rich variety of marine animals living in the waters off Woods Hole. A Naturalist assists in the identification of the organisms collected and provides an overview of the local natural history. Students also participate in making oceanographic measurements and observe tidal currents around Woods Hole. An additional side-trip to the Sippewissett Salt Marsh can be arranged to discover the diversity and importance of the estuarine environment.

Through collaboration with research institutions in Woods Hole, including the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, we engage the class in the techniques, results and relevance of current research projects.

The Zephyr Education Foundation is a non-profit organization created to support marine science awareness and education through hands-on field activities. Areas of interest include marine biological, environmental and oceanographic field data collection studies.

Please visit for details and more information.

Announcement: Marine science kits available for use by regional teachers
The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program (, whose Project Office is based at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), recently acquired science kits from the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education (C-MORE) (based at the University of Hawaii) for use by regional teachers. Teachers can use these kits free of charge. See below for instructions on requesting a kit.

About the science kits
C-MORE has developed a number of science kits covering various topics in oceanography ( C-MORE science kits offer lesson plans and materials for hands-on science activities in a self-contained format. They are designed for use with a range of grade levels. Each kit provides the information and supplies necessary for educators to teach their students about a particular topic in oceanography. These easy to use kits are a great resource for any classroom.

Read more about the kits available in Woods Hole

To request a kit
Visit and select Massachusetts as state. Choose the kit you are most interested in and an email message will automatically be sent to us. We will contact you directly. You can either pick up the kit in Woods Hole, MA or we can ship it to you - we will pay shipping charges to get the kit to you and you are responsible for covering return shipping charges.

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