High School Marine Science Symposium
Save the Date!
Registration will launch for the 2023 High School Marine Science Symposium at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18!
The Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) have been hosting these events since 1984, and the Northeastern University Marine Science Center has been co-hosting since 2013. These events attract hundreds of high schoolers and their teachers to come together and learn about research and practice around marine science topics and issues. This conference-style event features a keynote speaker, an ocean science demonstration fair, and hands-on workshops led by scientists, policymakers, graduate students, and others engaged in marine-related careers. Once the registration period has opened, please follow the below steps to register you and your students.
DATE AND LOCATIONS:
- Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Northeastern University (Boston Campus—Curry Student Center, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston)
- The event will run 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
EVENT FORMAT: The event will feature hands-on workshops exploring marine science (exact topics will be shared in the registration packet), an interactive demonstration fair, and a keynote speaker, affording a diversity of opportunities for students to interact with marine science experts. Students will attend two workshops, and have one time slot devoted to the demonstration fair where they can meet and network with multiple presenters throughout the session.
2023 Presenters include:
- Atlantic Shark Conservancy
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- New England Aquarium
- Seacoast Science Center
- Center for Coastal Studies
- Mass Audubon
- MIT Sea Grant
- Ocean Genome Legacy Center
- Northeastern University
- …and many others!
M.S. Marine Biology, Northeastern University
Knauss Policy Fellow, Office of Senator Markey (MA)
Violet Doucette is a graduate of Northeastern’s Three Seas Marine Biology Program and has worked in aquaculture, environmental education, and marine science research. Her recent work with Senator Ed Markey’s office as a Seagrant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow built on a variety of marine policy issues including climate change adaptation, environmental justice and public health.
COST: $20 per student, including lunch provided to all attendees. Teachers/chaperones attend for free. All schools (even those receiving scholarship funds) are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the event.
SCHOLARSHIPS: This year we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to students attending school in districts where more than 40% of students are classified as economically disadvantaged (click here to check eligibility based on district profiles). Scholarships will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are allocated. Due to the limited amount available, there is no guarantee that an entire class or school will be covered.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
- Deadlines: Workshop preferences and final number of students attending are due Feb. 14. Schools will be charged per student, based on the numbers we have on Feb. 14. Even if you bring less students on the day of the event, you will be charged for the number registered on Feb. 14.
- Transportation: All schools are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the event, including those receiving scholarship funds.
- Student Supervision: Students are not permitted to attend the event alone or without adult supervision. All students attending the event must be chaperoned by an adult.
Note: Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once capacity has been reached, registrants will be added to a waiting list.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE
This registration link will go live at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023.
After registering, you’ll receive the following materials, which must be completed and returned by email to [email protected] by Tuesday, Feb. 14:
- The Workshop Preferences Form for students to complete. To the greatest extent possible, workshop attendance will be assigned based on student preferences, while ensuring an even distribution of participants in each session.
- The NU Third Party Certification Form (one per school)
- The NU Media Release Form (one per student)
- An invoice for payment ($20 per student—payments can be made online via PayPal or by check.)
If you have any questions, please email Sierra Muñoz at [email protected] or call 617.373.2825.
CAN I SPONSOR THE EVENT?
If you or your organization is interested in providing scholarship funds for students from low-income school districts to be able to attend, it can do so at the $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or higher level. Please contact Emily Duwan, Massachusetts Marine Educators President-elect, at [email protected] to learn more about sponsorships. Sponsors will receive special mention in our program as well as at the events, and donors at the $500 level or higher will also receive special mention on event signage.