Top Menu

High School Marine Science Symposium

DSC_0071 smallThe Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) have been hosting a High School Marine Science Symposium since 1984. This event attracts hundreds of high schoolers and their teachers to come together and learn about research and practice around marine science topics and issues. The event features both keynote speakers in a plenary format as well as hands-on break-out workshops led by scientists, policymakers, graduate students, and others engaged in marine-related careers. The event is co-sponsored by the Northeastern University Marine Science Center. 

CALL FOR PRESENTERS AND SPONSORS

  • PresentersClick here to submit a workshop or table demonstration proposal. You will receive a confirmation that we received your submission, and then in January you will be notified whether or not your proposal has been accepted. Submissions will be accepted until December 22nd.
  • Teachers – Registration for schools will launch in mid-January. NOTE: Because the event fills up quickly, we encourage teachers to get administrative approval for the trip now so that you can register as soon as registration goes live.

DATE AND LOCATION: We are only able to host one event this year, and this will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 8:00am – 1:00pm at Northeastern University in Boston. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause, and anticipate offering a North Shore event in 2019.

EVENT FORMAT: The event will feature hands-on workshops, an interactive demonstration fair, and a keynote speaker, affording a diversity of opportunities for students to interact with marine science experts. Students will attend two workshops, and have one time slot devoted to the demonstration fair where they can meet and network with presenters.

COST: $13 per student, includes lunch. Schools are responsible for providing their own transportation to/from the event, and this includes schools receiving scholarship funds.

SCHOLARSHIPS: This year we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to students attending school in districts where >50% of students are classified as economically disadvantaged (click here to check eligibility based on district profiles). Scholarships will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are allocated. Due to the limited amount available, there is no guarantee that an entire class or school will be covered.

FLYER: Click here to download an event flyer.

TO REGISTER:

  • PresentersClick here to submit a workshop or table demonstration proposal. You will receive a confirmation that we received your submission, and then in January you will be notified whether or not your proposal has been accepted. Submissions will be accepted until December 22nd.
  • Teachers – Registration for schools will launch in mid-January. NOTE: Because the event fills up quickly, we encourage teachers to get administrative approval for the trip now so that you can register as soon as registration goes live.

 

 

Thanks to our generous scholarship donors, the Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program, and the Massachusetts Marine Educators.