National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) 2008 Conference - Hosted by the Georgia Association of Marine Education, the annual NMEA conference will be held in Savannah, GA at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront July 21-25. The theme is One World, One Water. The conference offers elementary to college level education and research workshops and lectures on ocean sciences, field trips, exhibits, social events and more. Fees apply.

NOAA Teacher at Sea - Are you a teacher who is interested in oceanographic research? Does the idea of living aboard an ocean-going research vessel intrigue you? Would you like to work as a crew member on a one to three week scientific cruise? NOAA is looking for motivated teachers (K-16) with a desire to do scientific research at sea and share that experience with students and colleagues.

Maury Project Summer Training Workshop - Workshops for master precollege teachers and science supervisors who teach or supervise the teaching of units with significant oceanography content.

Armada Project - The ARMADA Project provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to actively participate in ocean, polar, and environmental science research and peer mentoring. Master Teachers develop ways to bring the fruits of their research experiences, including scientific data, methodologies, and technology into their classrooms. They share their experience by mentoring new teachers in their school district and by presenting their results at National Science Teachers Association National Conventions.

Project INSTAR - Engage in real scientific activities that you can take back to your classroom! Project INSTAR offers several six-day summer institutes for classroom teachers held at the Univ. of Miami Marine Science School. Courses offered include coral reefs, marine animals, tropical meteorology, and water quality. Registration fee of $1500. Additional options include 2 graduate credits and lodging.

College of the Atlantic Teacher Summer Courses - Established in 1982 this professional development summer program has served thousands of K-12 teachers from around the country. Courses include a balance of fieldwork, lab or studio sessions, and seminar discussions. Daily field trips take place in extraordinary natural settings in Acadia National Park, on the Maine coast and nearby islands, and on the college's scenic bay-side campus. Courses cover many disciplines including: marine mammals, botany, forensics, astronomy, and more.

MBARI - Summer Internship Program - With state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that includes research vessels, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) which explore the deep ocean, MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) offers teachers and students unique opportunities to be involved in advanced research and development projects. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and teachers.

MATE Summer Institutes & Workshops - Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center is offering summer workshops focusing on ROV and GIS technology for high school, community college and four-year university faculty.

National Marine Sanctuaries Teacher Programs - The National Marine Sanctuary Program aims to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean literacy in America's classrooms, including teacher workshops. "Everything is here under one roof; lesson plans, exciting activities for students, possible research investigations, and background information for teachers." Mellie, Teacher grades 4&5. Fees apply.

MARE (Marine Activities, Resources and Education) Summer Leadership Institute - MARE, located in Santa Cruz, CA, offers one week of classroom and field experiences in ocean sciences for K-8 teachers. Participants will be qualified to lead their school in the MARE program, a whole-school, interdisciplinary marine science program. Fees apply.

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Summer Programs - University of Oregonís Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston, OR offers summer courses for undergraduates, teachers, and beginning graduate students. Offerings include weekend workshops and two- and eight-week classes. Topics are as follows. Ttwo week classes: Coastal Biology of Oregon, Investigate the Estuary. Weekend workshops: Biological Illustration, Microbes of Coastal Environments, Restoration of Marine Habitats. Eight week session: Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Ecology, Adaptations of Marine Animals, and Marine Birds and Mammals. Fees apply.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park & Conservation Research Center Teacher Workshops - The Smithsonian National Zoological Park offers several educator workshops throughout the year. Typically focusing on biodiversity and conservation, these workshops take on a variety of specific issues or habitats. Participating teachers come away with lessons, contacts, and the confidence and skills to enhance classroom learning with innovative, hands-on, research-based activities, both in the classroom and in the field.

Hawaii Ambassadors of the Environment Program - Experiential education workshop for teachers in the marine and terrestrial environments in Kealakekua Bay, South Kona, Hawaii. Content focus on coral reefs and sustainability. Fees apply.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Summer Workshops for Teachers - Located at Dauphin Island, Alabama, this research center offers teachers a variety of summer courses based in the Gulf of Mexico and Belize that include classroom activities and field experiences. Graduate credit available for some courses. Fees apply.

Introduction to Coastal Marine Ecology of the Florida Keys - MarineLab in Key Largo, FL offers a one-week intensive field program of subtropical/tropical marine ecology geared toward middle and secondary school science teachers. Fees apply.

Onshore Offshore Marine Ecology Workshop for Teachers - Port Townsend Marine Science Center offers a week-long course on marine ecology and conservation. Instruction takes place on the beach, in the lab and on board the Adventuress Schooner on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington. Teachers take home standards based-activities for K-12 classrooms on marine biology, physical oceanography, basic navigation, tide & currents, marine mammals and sand studies. Credits available, fees apply.

Teacher Enhancement Program at Moss Landing Marine Lab - This Teacher Enhancement Program (TEP) is designed to enable teachers to present topics in marine biology and oceanography using the scientific method. It was developed at MLML, which is host to a graduate program in marine science for a consortium of seven campuses in the California State University system. Summer institutes for teachers typically cover marine biotechnology and bioinformatics, and field and lab explorations.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park & Conservation Research Center Teacher Workshops - The Smithsonian National Zoological Park offers several educator workshops throughout the year. Typically focusing on biodiversity and conservation, these workshops take on a variety of specific issues or habitats. Participating teachers come away with lessons, contacts, and the confidence and skills to enhance classroom learning with innovative, hands-on, research-based activities, both in the classroom and in the field.

Earthwatch Institute - Non-profit organization that provides 1- and 2-week field study programs with scientists in the areas of oceans, endangered ecosystems, biodiversity, cultural diversity, origins of our future, global change and world health. Grants are available for K-12 teachers. Fees apply.

EcoTeach - Ecotourism company that provides sea turtle research tours in Costa Rica for teachers and their students (with 20 students teachers go free), or teacher only study tours with university credit. Fees apply.


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