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Annual Meeting and Conference at Woods Hole

Events - Whoi ConferenceEvery spring, our Annual Meeting and Conference is held at the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The conference includes two keynote presentations, afternoon workshops, and time to network with fellow educators. The theme varies each year based on current topics in marine science. The theme for the 2017 conference is Revealing Our Ocean’s Secrets and Bringing them Into the Classroom. Past topics have included The Global Ocean, Invasive Species, Climate Change, Diving into STEM, and Ocean Acidification.

Schedule of Events
8:30 a.m.     Registration in Clark Laboratory, outside Clark 5th Floor
9:00 a.m.     Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m.     Keynote Speakers
12:00 p.m.   Business Meeting and Awards, Complementary Lunch, Exhibits
1:30 p.m.     Workshop #1
3:00 p.m.     Workshop #2
4:15 p.m.     Social Reception at Sea Education Association

Hands Across the Water: Introducing Students to Science at Sea
Kenneth Kostel, Web Writer/Editor, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Insights into Leatherback Behavior using Tags, Cameras and Robots
Dr. Kara Dodge, Postdoctoral Investigator, Biology Dept., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution



  • Audience: Classroom and informal educators interested in marine science
  • Date: April 8, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m. followed by reception
  • Location: Clark Building WHOI Quissett Campus, Woods Hole, MA
  • Cost: $90 before March 28, $95 after March 28, $100 walk-in, $55 students/lifetime members
  • Workshop details: All workshops will include classroom-ready activities that are grade-specific and tied to standards. They are designed to help you implement the newly adopted Massachusetts Science, Technology, and Engineering Standards, and the Science Engineering Design Practices. Each activity will also focus on modeling and using data in the classroom.
  • Register here!

2016 Annual Meeting and Conference

2015 Annual Meeting and Conference

2014 Annual Meeting and Conference

2013 Annual Meeting and Conference