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walleyeGreatest of the Great Lakes
Toxic pollution often takes center stage in COSEE's Greatest of the Great Lakes lesson collection. Lessons tackle bioaccumulation and biomagnification of fat-soluble toxins, bacterial contamination of public beaches and waters, and how the Lakes' physical traits conspire to make them especially vulnerable to pollutants. Targeting grades 4-10, the collection's 41 lessons abound with hands-on activities, vivid demos, and interactive games, making frequent cross-connections to

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rocky intertidalOcean Sampling Day and My Ocean Sampling Day and Transatlantic Ocean Science and Ocean Literacy Online Workshop
Dates: May 4 – May 22, 2015
This professional development event is free for all participants and will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the period around June 21, 2015, scientists and citizen scientists around the world will sample the ocean using a variety of methods. Join the online workshop to learn more about the Ocean Sampling Day project and learn how to participate in the Citizen Science project, MyOSD. Meet the scientists involved in the project and learn about the importance of microbial biodiversity. Join conversations with colleagues from around the world.

Hosted by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research in partnership with the College of Exploration and the European Union Micro B3 Project.

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2015 National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference
The conference will be held June 29 through July 2 at the Newport Marriott, right in the middle of downtown Newport. Sessions and plenaries will include speakers that draw from around New England and beyond through our rich connection to the sea. An impressive variety of field trips have been planned. You can choose to go on a two hour boat ride and learn about Project Oceanology's Enviro-Lab, or on a two day exploration adventure to Block Island. Visit the NMEA website for more conference details.


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