If you know of any professional development
opportunities that would be of interest for NYSMEA members, please send
If you know of any professional development opportunities that would be of interest for NYSMEA members, please send an email to ProfessionalDevelopment@nysmea.org
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Seminars on Science - Online
Registration is open for the Summer II and Fall sessions of Seminars on Science from the American Museum of Natural History. Courses are co-taught by an experienced classroom teacher and a research scientist. Upcoming courses include The Ocean System, Diversity of Fishes, Water, Earth: Inside and Out, and more. See the website for course dates and registration and discount deadlines.
Capitol Hill Ocean Week – Washington, D.C.
The 2013 Capitol Hill Ocean Week will take place June 4-6, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Check out the agenda, including How Vulnerable Are We? A Timeline for the Changing Coast; The New Normal: Adapting to Coastal Risks; and more. http://www.nmsfocean.org/CHOW-2013
Hurricanes & Climate Change – New Jersey and Online
The final event of Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences' 2012-13 Ocean Lecture & Educators' Night Series will be May 13, 2013 in New Brunswick, New Jersey on Hurricanes and Climate Change. Enjoy the lecture in person or online; free registration is required. Educator resources will be available. http://coseenow.net/mare/opportunities-resources/ocean-lecture-educators-night/2012- 2013/ocean-lecture-vecchi/
Ocean Exploration 2020: A National Forum
Ocean explorers from around the globe will gather July 19-20, 2013 at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, to define a National Ocean Exploration Program and build a strategy to launch the program. Project leaders are soliciting your input as they move forward to this forum. Participate through social media to help shape forum discussions, identify opportunities for future collaboration, and more. Check out the sponsoring partners for the forum. http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/oceanexploration2020/participate/welcome.html
Oceanography for Educators Course - Ohio
Stone Lab, Ohio State’s Island Campus on Lake Erie, is accepting applications for Principles of Oceanography for Educators, July 28-August 3, 2013 in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, an Earth Sciences course specifically designed for teachers wanting to include Great Lakes geologic principles into their classroom. Stone Lab courses are hands-on and include multiple field trips to various Lake Erie locations to observe lecture topics in the wild. Hurry – the deadline for application for credit ends soon. http://stonelab.osu.edu/courses/educator
Wilderness Training - Online
Free, on-line courses are offered by Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center. Courses include Natural Resource Management in Wilderness, Managing Cultural Resources in Wilderness, and more. Registration is open; prerequisites may be required.
NYSDEC Educator Workshops
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offers several professional development workshops for teachers and youth leaders: Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Project WET, Flying WILD, Growing Up WILD, Science and Civics, and Project Learning Tree.