Saturday, March 23 2019, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
- Sea Star Wasting Disease
- How Genetics Can Help Us Save Whales
- Invasive Green Crab Monitoring
- How Does Entanglement Affect Whales’ Stress Levels?
- Humpback Whale Calf Return Rates
Draft agenda coming soon!
Teacher Certification & Professional Development- Certificates of attendance will be given at the end of the day to any teachers interested.
- $20 per person (non-refundable) in advance
- $25 per person at the door
Advanced registration is preferred. Space is limited.
Thanks to our workshop sponsors: NH Coastal Program, Seacoast Science Center, GOMMEA
Fri26Apr2019Mon29Apr2019MaineThe 2019 City Nature Challenge is here! GOMMEA is participating again this year with Maine, and we need your help! All you need to do to join the The Maine City Nature Challenge is to download the iNaturalist app, go outside between April 26th and 29th, look for wildlife, take photos and upload what you find to iNaturalist.We've teamed up with the Maine Science Festival, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland Public Library, Bangor Land Trust, Girl Scouts of Maine, and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve to be part of the worldwide challenge to observe and identify WILD organisms found in our “city” found at our iNaturalist page.
The CNC is an international competition and celebration of wildlife. Get outside, look for living things, and snap their pictures. Post your pictures and their locations to the iNaturalist website (or just use the app!) by May 5th for your observations to count towards our region’s tally of life. Our goal is to document and identify as many different species around us as we can, AND put Maine on the CNC map!
This year’s CNC is April 26th – May 5th. From April 26th- 29th, find wildlife! It can be any plant, animal, fungi, slime mold, or any other evidence of life (scat, fur, tracks, shells, carcasses!) found in our “city” area. You don’t even have to know what it is! Just take a picture and note the location of everything you find (the easiest way is to just use the iNat app) and share to the iNaturalist website.
From April 30th – May 5th, post to the iNaturalist website any remaining pictures (and their locations!) of wildlife taken in our area on April 26-29 and identify mystery species that are uploaded from our “city”; we get credit for identifying as many species as we can.
Our “city” is just one of many found throughout the world; you can see the full list at http://citynaturechallenge.org/city-list-2019/.
Will you help us take the challenge?
Celebrate World Oceans Day with us - June 8! Check out www.worldoceansday.org to find an event near you.
- June 8 - Beach Cleanups (Blue Ocean Society)
- June 9- Family Festival at Seacoast Science Center with Blue Ocean and others
Sun21Jul2019Thu25Jul2019Durham, New Hampshire
National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference at UNH, July 21-25, 2019
The Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association is proud to host the National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference, July 21-25, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, NH.
Our mission is to make known the world of water both fresh and salt, and our annual conference brings together formal and informal marine educators from around the world to promote awareness and education of the global marine environment.
The conference draws 300-400 professionals from K-12 schools, public aquariums, non-profit NGOs, and government agencies together for four days of learning, sharing, and networking.
- Attend the full 3 days of programming, featuring over 100 presentations highlighting the latest trends and research in marine education. Single day registration is also available.
- Learn from local researchers who have been studying the Gulf of Maine, learning from its history to protect its future.
- Sign up for a field trip to explore the beauty of the Gulf of Maine watershed.
- Enjoy a discount for local educators and free membership to GOMMEA for one year *see gommea.org/membership for details
- Stay in affordable dorm lodging on campus
- Sunday July 21st - Conference kick-off event at the UNH Outdoor Pool
- Monday July 22nd - Wednesday July 24th - Concurrent Sessions, talks, exhibits
- Thursday July 25th - Field Trips
Visit www.gommea.org/nmea2019 for all the details.
The ocean is our direct link to the rest of the world, and it takes an international effort to care for it! The Ocean Conservancy organizes an annual coastal cleanup, and GOMMEA will be out doing our part. There is no shortage of beautiful beaches that need our attention, come join us!
Thu14Nov20195:30 - 8PMGulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland Maine
Walt Golet, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, University of Maine's School of Marine Sciences | Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Tunas, billfish and sharks are some of the most fascinating animals on the planet. These creatures are Highly Migratory Species (HMS) which means they cross ocean basins, elevate their internal body temperature, swim to depths in excess of 5,000 feet within minutes and navigate with the precision of a GPS. Walt works with a network of commercial and recreational fishermen that provide him with information on and samples from the fish that they catch. Walt's lab then analyzes the data to better understand their life history. This information also informs stock assessment models which may reduce uncertainty in their current and future projections.
Mark your calendar for November 14 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm for the 2019 GOMMEA Annual Meeting at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine to hear more!