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Photo of a masked woman sitting in front of an aquarium exhibit. A large fish stares out at the woman who is holding a photo of a kelp farm. In front of the woman is a table with colorful toys. A young masked child holds a carrot out to the woman.
Playing with and sorting objects related to farming is one key activity developed through the Ocean Farmers project. Educator Jeyleen is discussing these ideas with a guest. Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific
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In the latest eeBLUE Harvest Stories, Ocean Farmers, a cross-sector, regional partnership, provides lessons in securing healthy and vital food access for generations. 

A group of students build black mesh cages in an indoor room.
Hayden Mock (right), a student in OysterCorps, building aquaculture cages under the guidance of Todd Bracken from Rattlesnake Cove Oyster Company (left). Photo credit: Anita Grove
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Florida students participating in award-winning OysterCorps gain aquaculture literacy and career confidence as they learn about the cultural and environmental importance of oysters in their own backyard.

ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary middle school 21CCLC students pause at a sandbar on a kayak trip to test for pollutants at the Bogue Falaya. Photo credit: Matt May.
ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary middle school 21CCLC students pause at a sandbar on a kayak trip to test for pollutants at the Bogue Falaya. Photo credit: Matt May.
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In this eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post, Polly Burns, Program Director at ReNEW Schools, and Dinah Maygarden, Director of the Coastal Education Program at the University of New Orleans, bring wetland and watershed science investigative projects to middle school students.

New offshore aquaculture exhibit at Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota Florida. Photo credit: Danielle Mosteller, Mote Marine Aquarium.
New offshore aquaculture exhibit at Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota Florida. Photo credit: Danielle Mosteller, Mote Marine Aquarium.
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Read about a unique partnership between academia, industry, and public education that was formed to improve aquaculture literacy and confidence in a Florida community in the latest eeBLUE Harvest Stories blog.

Learning

Learn how to engage students in local environmental issues, investigate solutions, devise a plan, and take action. The Great Lakes Watershed Field Course (GLWFC) is a 4-day professional development experience for teachers throughout the Great Lakes region. The course will take place August 15-18, 2022 in Suttons Bay, MI.

Date and Time:

Monday, August 15, 2022, 8:00am to Thursday, August 18, 2022, 5:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Friday, April 29, 2022, 5:00pm

 The Sea Center staff tours TCAF to expand their knowledge of abalone aquaculture, so they can better teach aquarium visitors about large scale aquaculture and how it is helping save the endangered white abalone.
The Sea Center staff tours TCAF to expand their knowledge of abalone aquaculture, so they can better teach aquarium visitors about large scale aquaculture and how it is helping save the endangered white abalone. Photo Credit: Owen Duncan of the Santa Barbara Sea Center
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Each month, NAAEE will share blogs from the Aquaculture Literacy grantees as they implement innovative educational experiences that explore aquaculture topics in local communities. We can’t wait for you to “sea” what they are up to!

Educator teaches water quality and sea-level rise to Project WATERS participants.
Educator teaching water quality and sea-level rise to students alongside high school mentors during Project WATERS. Photo courtesy of Center for Environment and Society, Florida Gulf Coast University.
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In this eeRESEARCH post, part of a series on coastal resilience, Kara Nunnally from Duke University speaks with Dr. Jennifer Jones and Dr. Heather Skaza Acosta about the impact colleges and universities can have in EE through generating meaningful community engagement and training effective nonformal educators.

EE participants take time to reflect on the day's outdoor learning.
EE participants take time to reflect on the day's activities after each outdoor learning experience. Photo courtesy of Galveston Bay Foundation.
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Cindy Wilems, Director of Education at Galveston Bay Foundation, talks about their EE initiatives and the ways they are building a community of coastal resilience in the face of climate change (and stronger storms!). This eeRESEARCH post is part of a series on EE practices for coastal resilience in the United States.

Leaf Pack Simulation: The Leaf Pack Simulation allows any online user to become a water quality scientist!
A Photo of the Leaf Pack Simulation. Photo Credit: David Kline
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Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE

In this eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post, David Kline from Stroud™ Water Research Center, shares the unintentional outcomes of adaptive educational experiences at 21st century community learning centers.

Puget Sound Estuarium visitors at low tide with trained naturalist.
Trained Beach Naturalists show up at local beaches during low tide to interpret tidal life and the intertidal ecosystem for the public. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Estuarium.
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This post is part of a series on EE practices for coastal resilience in the United States. In collaboration with NAAEE, Duke University is showcasing EE practices and advice from organizations on each coast while highlighting relevant research to help EE practitioners learn from academic literature.

A photo of a family holding a whiteboard and thermometer in a forest clearing.
How does lake temperature change with depth—or does it? Families from Maury River MS (Lexington, VA) adapted aquatic thermometers to gauge temperature of lake water up to 50 feet deep. June data (gathered by CCLC students from MRMS) suggested temperature declined with depth, but the October family crews found constant temperature throughout the lake column—and enjoyed lively discussions about those findings. (Families Discover Lake Trends. Photo credit: Elise Sheffield)
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This month's eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post features Boxerwood Education Association, and the role of family learning in their new "Trail Blazers" program.

2021 Ocean Literacy Summit
Opportunity

The Ocean Literacy Summit is a biennial conference that brings together educators and scientists from across New England and surrounding states for the purpose of sharing new marine science and oceanographic developments along with new approaches and successful programs for teaching ocean science in both school and informal educational settings. To demonstrate the power of collaboration and communication among professionals in these sectors, all of the Summit’s concurrent sessions feature scientists and educators as co-presenters.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 8:30am to Thursday, November 11, 2021, 4:00pm

Children from local NC community group use nets to collect estuarine species. Photo courtesy of North Carolina Coastal Federation
Children from a local community group use nets to collect estuarine species in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of North Carolina Coastal Federation.
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This post is part of a series on EE practices for coastal resilience in the United States. In collaboration with NAAEE, Duke University showcases EE practices and advice from organizations on each coast while highlighting relevant research to help EE practitioners learn from academic literature.

Job

Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) has an opening for a marine science educator to work within a collaborative education and outreach group. This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits.

Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 12:00am

Organization: 

Address:

Dauphin Island, AL
United States
The deadline for this job has passed and it is not visible on the eePRO Jobs page.
Learning

Save the date! Join us on Thursday, June 3rd for a live panel discussion from 4-5PM EDT to learn more about how environmental educators and their partners like @NOAAEducation can build more inclusive partnerships with Native aquaculture knowledge holders. Find out more info and register for this special #eeBLUE event today http://bit.ly/aquaculturepartnerships.

Date and Time:

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Organization: