Upcoming Exciting Events - 2014

Mar. 1 LiMPETS Introduction to Rocky Intertidal Monitoringlink leaves governement web site Learn to participate in this in-depth science education program for students. Participants receive new curriculum, learn to correctly identify algae and invertebrates, and practice the monitoring methods used in the field. The training will take place at Cypress Meadows and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, San Mateo County.
Mar. 7 Application deadline for the Down Under, Out Yonder (DUOY) educator workshop and field experiencelink leaves governement web site is now accepting applications for its July 11-16, 2014 trip. Participants may be formal or informal educators, any level (K-12), any subject, but must be Scuba certified to participate in the full workshop. Dives will take place at NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
Mar. 19 Ocean Acidification: From Science to Communication webinar starting at 3 pm Eastern/12 pm Pacific
Mar. 22 Ocean Discovery Day Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory sponsor this open house each spring to introduce residents and visitors to NOAA programs in their community. This FREE event is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages and will go from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mar. 29 Mola Mola Soiree: A Science & Art Celebration of the Mysterious Mola mola featuring a lecture by Mola mola expert Tierney Thys, Ph.D. at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, California. The giant Mola mola, or ocean sunfish, resembles a floating flying saucer. This otherworldly creature basks at the surface to soak up the sun's rays, and munches on poisonous jellyfish!
Mar. 29 The Sanctuary Ocean Count project offers the community a chance to monitor humpback whales from approximately 60 sites along the shores of O`ahu, Hawai`i and Kaua`i. The count is held the last Saturday of January, February, and March (during peak whale season) of each year from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Register to get involved today!
Apr. 2 Communicating Ocean Acidification: Sharing Stories form Six Countries webinar starting at 4 pm Eastern/1 pm Pacific
Apr. 23 Ocean Acidification: A Systems Approach to a Global Problem webinar starting at 6 pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific
Apr. 26 2014 Sanctuary Currents Symposium: Marine Debris: How Do You Pitch In? The 2014 Sanctuary Currents Planning Team invites the submission of abstracts for the Research Poster Session at the 2014 Sanctuary Currents Symposium. Share your research with leaders in marine science, education, and conservation. Posters that address the theme are especially encouraged; however, submissions may be from all types of coastal and marine research in the Sanctuary.
May 1 Ocean Guardian School An Ocean Guardian School makes a commitment to the protection and conservation of its local watersheds, the world's ocean, and special ocean areas, like national marine sanctuaries. The school makes this commitment by proposing and then implementing a school- or community-based conservation project. Application due May 1, 2014.
May 14 Ocean Acidification: A Washington State High School Curricular Framework webinar starting at 6 pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific
July 12-16 Down Under, Out Yonder (DUOY) education workshop and scuba field experienceDUOY is a five-day workshop designed for educators, hosted by the Gulf of Mexico Foundation and sponsored by ConocoPhillips through a generous donation. The workshop includes two days of on-land coral reef education, followed by three days of scuba diving aboard a live-aboard vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. It focuses on the coral reefs of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, located about 115 miles off the Texas coast. The federally protected underwater sanctuary harbors the northern-most coral reefs in the continental US.

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