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NSTA 2018 NMEA Track of Sessions

Whale of a Share-a-Thon

Whale of a Share-a-thon logo8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The National Marine Educators Association invites you to engage in hands-on activities and take home resources for your classroom. Discover how you can become involved in both ocean and freshwater initiatives from local and national organizations to promote ocean and climate literacy.

List of Presenters:

Emily Arnold (Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography: La Jolla, CA)

Linda Chilton (USC Sea Grant: Los Angeles, CA)

Kathy Fuller (William Schmidt Environmental Center: Brandywine, MD)

Kaitlin Gannon (The Wetlands Institute: Stone Harbor, NJ)

William Hanshumaker (Oregon Sea Grant: Newport, OR)

Kate Leavitt (Seacoast Science Center: Rye, NH)

Mellie Lewis (NOAA National Ocean Service: Silver Spring, MD)

Kim Morris-Zarneke (Georgia Department of Natural Resource, GA)

Valerie Cournoyer (Amity House School: Woodbridge, CT)

Sandra Ryack-Bell (MITS, Inc. (Museum Institute for Teaching Science): Quincy, MA)

Dale Stanley (Professor: Garden City, NY)

Carol Steingart (Coast Encounters, LLC: Wells, ME)

Jaime Thom (South Carolina Aquarium: Charleston, SC)

David Wehunt (Soddy Daisy High School: Soddy Daisy, TN)

BRIDGE, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

NMEA Sponsored Sessions - 2018

 After the Whale of a Share-a-Thon, stay for the day for the NMEA Track of Sessions in the same room!

Using Authentic Ocean Data to Meet the NGSS

Meg Marrero - NSTA189:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Presenter: Meg Marrero, Mercy College

Learn how to incorporate freely available authentic ocean data, from animal tracks to physical and chemical readings, into your lessons to promote 3D learning.

The Ocean and Climate Change By the Numbers

Pat Harcourt - NSTA1812:30 PM-1:30 PM

Presenter: Pat Harcourt, UMCES

How much heat is the ocean absorbing from the atmosphere? What is ocean acidification? We will share data-rich lessons on climate change and the ocean.

Bridge DATA Activity: Ghostbusting the Chesapeake

Celia Cackowski - NSTA 20182:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Presenter: Celia Cackowski, VIMS

Crab pots lost at sea continue to catch animals. This Bridge DATA Activity utilizes real research to teach students about bycatch issues associated with the commercial crabbing industry.

Ocean Guardian School Program: Encouraging All Children to Explore their Natural Surroundings to Form a Personal Connection to the Ocean

Terry Hajduk - NSTA 20183:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Presenters: Seaberry Nachbar, NOAA BWet/CA;
Terry Hajduk, NOAA National
Marine Sanctuary Program

Encourage your students to become ocean guardians through the Ocean Guardian School Program that supports schools in implementing a school- or community-based conservation project.

A View from Above: Teaching Science with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Marie Kowalski - NSTA 20185:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Presenter: Marie Kowalski, Shedd Aquarium

Make learning “take off” with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the classroom! Discover successes and lessons learned from Shedd Aquarium’s UAV program pilot year.

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