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Summer Cinema by the Sea at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center

Northeastern Universityӳ Marine Science Center will host a free summer film series. One marine or environmentally themed film will be shown in May, June, and July.

Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm
BAG IT What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic’s effects on our oceans, environment, and bodies

Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00pm
A SENSE OF WONDER In the final year of her life, Carson recounts the attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.

Tuesday, July 24th at 7:00pm
OCEAN FRONTIERS This new film takes us on an inspiring voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country to meet an intermingling of unlikely allies, all of them embarking on a new course of cooperation in defense of the seas that sustain us.


Professional Development with the new gundalow Piscataqua!

Gundalow Company is offering a free professional development workshop this summer aboard its new gundalow. Fifth- and sixth-grade teachers* will learn to use hands-on science activities, field experiences and local scientific data to teach about marine life, water quality and human impact on the local environment. All activities will be based in Portsmouth, NH over several days: August 16 and 17 for classroom and field work; a half-day in September for a free boat-based field trip for your class; and a follow-up evening session in October.

Registration now open with limited space. Please e-mail for registration and information.
*While this is geared toward fifth and sixth grade teachers, registration will be extended to other grades as space allows.

This workshop is offered at no cost to teachers thanks to funding through NOAAӳ Bay Watershed Education and Training Program ֠which is designed to provide ԭeaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEE)Ԯ The nonprofit Gundalow Company is one of four organizations working together on NEOSECӳ Ӽa href="">Get WET in New EnglandԮ


New England Aquarium Introduces Photobooth Activity at Blue Discoveries Family Day

On Earth Day, April 22, visitors at New England Aquarium had a chance to get their pictures made at the I Care Photobooth. In this activity, participants were able to choose one of five chalkboards to fill out and then pose with it. Their statement choices were:

I care byżbr /> One new thing I will do nowŮ
I loveżbr /> My favoriteżbr /> Today I learnedŮ

You can visit the Aquariumӳ website to view pictures from the event. The I Care exercise was part of a Blue Discoveries Family Day. On select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, Aquarium educators lead hands-on activities in the main building that encourage visitors to Live Blue. The activities are designed to engage the whole family to learn more about the planet through art, science and storytelling. Plan your next visit to New England Aquarium around one of the Blue Discoveries Family Day. Dates for upcoming events can be found here.


NEOSEC Featured in Gulf of Maine Times


Captain Rob Yeomans of BOAT CAMP Nature School Honored as Friend of the Earth

Salem State University recently chose Captain Rob Yeomans as one of two recipients of their Friend of the Earth Award. Rob, co-founder (with his wife, Kate) and Education Director of BOAT CAMP Nature school, is also a high school science teacher at Newburyport High School.

Each year, The Earth Day Planning Committee at Salem Sate nominates candidates for the award to be given during Earth Day events in the spring. Salemӳ Earth Day theme was ԓustaining Our Oceans: Key to Earth’s Future,Ԡand there is no doubt that Robӳ energetic approach to education, both in and outside the classroom, coupled with the success of BOAT CAMP Nature School are what earned him this honor. For more information, click here. Be sure to check out Capt Yeomanӳ website for kids, too: