May 6, 2021: It All Begins with Habitat: Casco Bay Estuary Partnership

Learn about how Beginning with Habitat can help you with your community conservation goals, and dive into an online habitat map viewer.

About this Event

Overview

This workshop features presentations by staff from the Maine Division of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Beginning with Habitat program, and an interactive online map viewing session.

WHO should attend: Conservation commissioners, planning board members, other municipal board members, municipal staff, community volunteers

Program Details

Presenters: Amanda Cross, Program Coordinator, and Michelle Warner, Cartographer, Beginning with Habitat, Maine Division of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Beginning with Habitat helps Maine municipalities make scientifically informed choices about where to encourage development and where to focus their conservation efforts. The program houses the most comprehensive information on the location and quality of waters, wetlands, plant and animal habitats, and large unfragmented landscapes statewide. Much of this information is available online through their maps database, and they also provide every Maine town with three primary maps and three supplemental maps with a range of information specific to their location.

Ms. Cross and Ms. Warner will discuss their Beginning with Habitat Toolbox, outlining conservation strategies such as comprehensive and open space planning, land use ordinance tools, wetland and shoreland zoning tools, and financing. During the second half of the program, participants will work in small groups to dive into the online map viewer and learn about natural resources in their communities.

This is a free event.

Casco Bay Coastal Academy announces May 6 workshop, It All Begins with Habitat

May 1: Massachusetts Marine Educators Annual Meeting and Conference at Woods Hole

Join us (virtually) on May 1, 2021 for the Annual Meeting! This year’s theme is “Climate Change on Our Ocean Planet.”

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Arctic Meltdown: Why it matters to all of us

Dr. Jennifer Francis, Senior Scientist Woodwell Climate Research Center

The Changing Ocean South of New England: Technology and community

Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz, Senior Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.massachusettsmarineeducators.org/annual-meeting-and-conference-at-woods-hole

NMEA Conference, July 14 – 17, 2021

NMEA is excited to host a virtual conference this summer from July 14-17, 2021. The theme this year will be “Your Connection to Water,” focusing on our personal connection to water, as well as the virtual connection to which we have all become so familiar.

https://www.marine-ed.org/conference/2021

Our conference theme is “Your Connection to Water,” focusing on our personal connection to water, as well as the virtual connection we have all become so familiar. Please consider submitting your presentation that can support the conference theme and/or the mission of NMEA.

Presentations will be virtual, using Zoom videoconferencing and the Whova App. NMEA will set up your presentation Zoom link. Session lengths are set at 30 or 12 minutes long, and a poster session option may be available. Please ensure that presentations submitted for consideration are modified for the virtual learning environment.Conference Dates: July 14-17, 2021

Time: 2:00-6:00 pm Eastern

July 14-16
Plenary Speakers, Concurrent Sessions, and Networking

July 15
Student Conference

July 17
GOMMEA Regional Field Trip: Details coming soon!

Taking Action for the Ocean – March 25, 6:30 PM

As we head into Earth Month, join Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation in learning about issues facing the Gulf of Maine, and how you can help!  This program features an overview of environmental issues, but also focuses on easy ways you can make a difference right now.  We’ll also be joined by owners of 3 refill stores, who will talk about their favorite swaps to make your life more eco-friendly!

Program hosted by Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation and sponsored by NH Coastal Program, Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association, Aquafisk, Great Island Inn, We Fill Good, The Refill Station and Leave No Trace Refillery.

Sign up here

Recycle Regatta 2021 – entries due March 31

The Recycle Regatta is a fun, hands-on competition that students can participate in from the safety of their own home! Students will build small-scale, unmanned, model sailboats, test them, and calculate their speed. Challenge other students from around the world as you do your part for the environment by repurposing and recycling.

More information at https://educationalpassages.org/recycle-regatta/.

The 2021 Recycle Regatta is sponsored by the New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Educational Passages, and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA).

UNH Research Symposium

Join us virtually for our 2021 Research Symposium! This biennial symposium is designed to showcase recently-funded NH Sea Grant research projects and provide a forum to discuss best practices in translating cross-disciplinary science to action through integrated research, education, and engagement. Symposium participants will also learn how successful NH Sea Grant research projects strive to address the core tenants of Sea Grant’s work to be responsive, relevant, integrated, and engaged.

Thursday, January 28, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hosted Virtually

It is our goal for the symposium to help strengthen the sense of community and integration among current NH Sea Grant researchers, extension and education staff, students, project partners, and stakeholders, as well as to engage with potential new investigators and collaborators.

Featuring:

  • 2018-2019 Research Projects
  • 2020-2021 Research Projects
  • Virtual Poster Session
  • Q&A for 2022-2023 Research Funding

The 2021 Research Symposium will be held virtually over Zoom. There is no cost to attend, however registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.

 

Microplastics Workshop for Educators

Plastics are a hot topic in the news these days. How much plastic is in the ocean? How does single use plastic impact the environment? What happens to plastic as it breaks down?
 
Interested in exploring these issues in your classroom? Check out our new Teach About Microplastics workshop! The workshop targets both formal and informal educators. It is best for those teaching grades 4-9, although it can be adapted for younger and older grades.

Teach About Microplastics!  Workshop Dates: Tuesday, January 26 and Thursday, March 25 (pick one)

4:00-5:30 PM, live via Zoom

Free, but must register in advance.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Microplastics Workshop for Educators

Plastics are a hot topic in the news these days. How much plastic is in the ocean? How does single use plastic impact the environment? What happens to plastic as it breaks down?
 
Interested in exploring these issues in your classroom? Check out our new Teach About Microplastics workshop! The workshop targets both formal and informal educators. It is best for those teaching grades 4-9, although it can be adapted for younger and older grades.

Teach About Microplastics!  Workshop Dates: Tuesday, January 26 and Thursday, March 25 (pick one)

4:00-5:30 PM, live via Zoom

Free, but must register in advance.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER