Thu03Nov20165:30 pmGulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
Sun11Jun20172:00 pmSeacoast Science Center, Rye, NH
World Ocean Day is a global celebration and collaboration for a healthier future for our ocean. Our health and our ocean’s health are connected. Over half of the oxygen we breathe is produced in the ocean, and the ocean is the heart of our planet, circulating heat and water and regulating our climate. Together, we can make a difference and keep our ocean healthy for future generations. Join us in honoring our ocean and do something to protect it!
For details, visit the Seacoast Science Center's website.
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Whale, Dolphin, and Seal Activity Stations Open
- Mock Seal Rescue with the NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team
- The Blubber Report: try on a blubber glove
- How big is a whale? Learn about the whales that live in the Gulf of Maine and compare your size with theirs with our whale measuring activity.
- Kid’s, create your own seal mask!
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Face Painting, Games, and Meet and Greet with our mascots Belmont the Harbor Seal and Larry the Lobster
Kids of all ages, get your face painted for just $1, which goes directly to supporting our our ocean education mission.
Parade of Decorated Strollers
Deck your stroller out in a marine theme and join the parade of strollers. Walkers are welcome too! Costumes are encouraged. Please be aware that balloons are not allowed.
11 am-12:30 pm
Inside Ladder the Life-size Inflatable Whale
Walk through the Blue Ocean Society’s Ladder, a 65 ft. inflatable whale! Participants learn all about how baleen whales eat and digest their food.
11 am & 1pm
Learn all about the anatomy and physiology of squid during these hands-on, guided squid dissection sessions. Space is limited and registration is required. Cost: $5 per person.
Wrack Line Walk
Find out what the last tide left behind during this naturalist-led walk along the shore of Odiorne Point State Park.
Join the Blue Ocean Society and do your part to help make our ocean a healthier and cleaner place! You’ll learn about the dangers marine debris pose to wildlife and humans.
Our Ocean Our Future: 25 reasons to protect our ocean
SSC is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. Join us to learn 25 great reasons to protect our ocean. We will upcycle plastic waste and create a group art project to help keep plastics out of our ocean.
Snacks always make things more fun! We’ll have freshly popped popcorn and cotton candy for purchase throughout the day. Drinks and additional snacks are available at our Nature Store.
Fri14Jul2017WELLS HIGH SCHOOL, WELLS, MAINE
GOMMEA will be presenting at the :
The Beaches Conference
The date is set for the Beaches Conference 2017 and the focus has expanded to include New Hampshire! Please join us and register now.
The Beaches Conference works to provide continuing opportunities for exchange of the most current information among beach and coastal stakeholders with diverse interests, and to present the findings from Maine and New Hampshire beach monitoring programs.
Ocean Discovery Day
Touch a horseshoe crab, drive a remotely operated vehicle, and map the ocean floor at the University of New Hampshire’s Ocean Discovery Day! Ocean Discovery Day provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the wonders of the ocean through interactive exhibits and demonstrations. Visitors can make a fish print, band a lobster, taste a seaweed smoothie and see the plankton that form the base of the food chain in N.H.’s Great Bay. Watch a SCUBA diving demonstration to learn how UNH scientists conduct research below the waves, and learn more about marine snow and tern restoration at the Isles of Shoals.
Public Open House
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Members of the general public are welcomed to join us at the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory on the UNH Durham campus and enjoy family-friendly, hands-on demonstrations, tours and talks.
Fri01Dec20175-7:30pmMaine College of Art, Room 209, 522 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101Where Art and Science come together! Multimedia works of art created by Maine College of Art BFA students in courses such as “Natural History of Coastal Ecosystems” and “Ocean Currents” will be on display. Come see how the use of non-traditional tools, field trips, and hands-on labs can connect art students to science. These artists convey that which graphs and numbers alone cannot. Come learn about the ocean through student work and research, speak to some of the student artists, and feast your eyes on their creative designs!Directions: Enter Maine College of Art on the ground floor and go up the main staircase to the 2nd floor. Continue straight to the back of the building and the back of the cafeteria. Room 209 is accessed by a door on the right at the back of the cafeteria. Follow the signs with the GOMMEA logo.
The City Nature Challenge uses iNaturalist (an app for sharing field observations)) and pits cities across the country in a race to see who can get the most participation and the most posts. This year Maine is competing as a “city”! GOMMEA will lead several outings to guide people in using iNaturalist and in exploring our amazing marine environments.
To begin, please sign up on the iNaturalist website: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-maine-2018/join
There are LOTS of ways to get involved in this competition with GOMMEA or on your own. Pick one or pick a couple and help Maine prove it can compete! Events and details are posted in map below:
Wed16May20185:30 - 8:00 pmGulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland ME
Join GOMMEA and the Maine Environmental Education Association (MEAA) at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute as we check out their unique C-RISE program. This sea level rise program brings local relevancy to global scientific data through local history, maps, and case studies. Join us for a 90 minute interactive experience to explore the impacts of sea level rise and weather events on community resources, and examine potential resiliency measures.
When: Wednesday, May 16th 5:30-8:00pm with light snacks/refreshments from 5:30-6:30
and sea level rise program 6:30-8
Where: Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
The space for this program is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot.
These events are made possible thanks to funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Celebrate World Oceans Day with us on June 8! Check out www.worldoceansday.org to find an event near you, or join the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH on June 10 for a FREE day of fun and educational activities and celebrate the important role the world ocean plays in our lives and grand opening of H2O Today, an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Join the global community in celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8! The action focus for World Oceans Day 2018 is to prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions for a healthy ocean. Visit the World Oceans Day website to plan your ocean celebration with free resources including new materials for youth. Register your event to share your celebration with the world on the event map!
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 a huge effort in their 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!
Our Annual Meeting theme has not yet been decided but we hope you’ll join us no matter what!
Mon22Jul2019Thu25Jul2019Durham, New Hampshire
Check back later for information about the 2018 Annual Meeting!