Here in New England summer is in full swing, and several of the Summer Science camps are already in session! While we’re excited to see what discoveries the summer will bring for our campers, we are already looking forward to the Teen Ocean Summit 2011, where they’ll present their summer findings. We created a Facebook page “Summer Science in New England” for our campers, camp partners, and Summer Science participants to connect, ask questions, or present interesting information they’ve collected at camp. Please “Like” us on Facebook and help build the on-line Summer Science community!
For Grad Students Interested in Ocean Education
Graduate students for Ocean Education (GrOE) provides a place to find information on jobs, workshops, courses, conferences, resources and more – all in the company of like-minded grad students! Join the over 100 members on the GrOE Facebook page!
Information about the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season available on the Hurricanes: Science and Society Website (www.hurricanescience.org)
On May 19, 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released their 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook.
The conditions expected this year have historically produced some active Atlantic hurricane seasons. Therefore, the 2011 season could see activity comparable to a number of active seasons since 1995.
More details and a link to NOAA’s 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook can be found on the homepage of the Hurricanes: Science and Society website. Links and information about Hurricane Preparedness Week, which takes from May 22-May 28, 2011, can also be located on the Hurricanes: Science and Society homepage.
The Hurricanes: Science and Society website and associated educational resources provide information on the science of hurricanes, methods of observing hurricanes, modeling and forecasting of hurricanes, how hurricanes impact society, and how people and communities can prepare for and mitigate the impacts of hurricanes. There is also a hurricane history interactive, hurricane case studies, and a special section for educators. The information on the Hurricanes: Science and Society website is based solely on published scientific research and has undergone thorough peer review by a panel of scientific experts.
The Hurricanes: Science and Society website and educational resources have been developed by the University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO). Funding has been provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). For more information about the Hurricanes: Science and Society project, and/or to offer feedback and comments on the website, please contact Holly Morin (email@example.com).
COSEE Ocean Systems would like to invite you to our second series of free webinars that begin on February 16. After incorporating participant feedback from the fall series, the next series of these easy-to-attend events will feature presentations and live Q&A with leading scientists in ocean and climate science and will explore topics that are fresh, relevant and engaging.
Want to know what’s happening in the Gulf of Mexico nearly nine months after the Deepwater Horizon disaster? Or, learn how scientists are using data about young lobsters to understand the past and predict the future of lobster fisheries? Have you ever wondered how global-scale changes like climate change affect the smallest of ocean animals and entire food chains? You can learn about all of these topics and more from world-class researchers — and get customizable versions of these scientists’ interactive concept maps — from the comfort of your living room! Registering in advance allows you to contribute your own questions for scientists to answer during the webinar.
The first webinar is February 16 at 7pm ET and features Dr. Rick Wahle (University of Maine) who will talk about unlocking the secret lives of juvenile lobsters. [Sign up here!] Updated details on all webinars are available at http://cosee.umaine.edu/programs/webinars/upcomingwebinars/.
These webinars are open to anyone interested in science education, so please pass this announcement to others! You can also watch previous webinars online, in full-length versions or short clips, and download all the accompanying materials. Webinar archive: http://cosee.umaine.edu/programs/webinars/previouswebinars
We hope to see you online soon – please let us know if you have any questions! http://cosee.umaine.edu
Join Connie Merigo, manager of the New England Aquarium’s Rescue & Rehab department, for a live webcast from the new Animal Care Center in Quincy, MA. The webcast will discuss how to tell the difference between green sea turtles and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles.
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Time: 1:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.