MME hosts four main events each year for local educators and students. This includes two one day conferences for educators, the Boston Harbor Educators Conference and the Woods Hole Conference. It also includes a one day conference event for high school students, the High School Marine Science Symposium and a Marine Art Contest for K12 students.
Boston Harbor Educators Conference
Location: Boston, MA
Boston Harbor is a national treasure — for its intrinsic beauty, its wealth of resources and its place in American history. However, as we begin to discover (for newcomers) and continue to appreciate (for established visitors) these natural treasures, we are finding that “facts” we once thought incontrovertible are shifting. Our conference focuses on the life, science and history of Boston Harbor and how you can bring this information into your classroom lessons.
Annual Meeting and Conference at Woods Hole
Location: Woods Hole, MA
Every spring, MME hosts their Annual Meeting and Conference at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth, MA. The conference includes presentations by marine scientists and researchers, workshops, and time to network with fellow educators. The themes vary each year based on current topics in marine science. Past topics have included The Global Ocean, Invasive Species, Climate Change, Diving into STEM, Ocean Literacy, Ocean Acidification, etc.
High School Marine Science Symposium
Audience: High School Students
Location South Shore: University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, MA
Location North Shore: Endicott College in Peabody.
The 38th annual meeting and conference at Woods Hole will be held on Saturday, April 12. This years conference theme is Why Marine Microbes Matter.
K12 Marine Art Contest
Event: Art Contest
Audience: K-12 Students
The Massachusetts Marine Educators and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary have jointly sponsored an annual Marine Art/Poster Contest for K-12 students.