High School Marine Science Symposium

Call for Presenters – Deadline Extended to Friday, November 30th!

Scientists, graduate students, educators, and others working in marine-related fields are invited to inspire the next generation by presenting hands-on workshops and drop-in activities to high school students.

Submissions will be accepted through November 30th

Teachers – Save the Date!

High school students and their teachers/chaperones, please join dozens of local experts as they share their knowledge, skills, and passion for marine science-related research and practice.

The symposium will feature hands-on workshop sessions, drop-in demonstrations, and a keynote presentation by a special guest. This event is sponsored by Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center, and the Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME), with additional support from many dedicated volunteer presenters. The High School Marine Science Symposium has been continuously offered by MME for over 30 years. Don’t miss it!

WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE EVENTS BEING HELD?

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Northeastern University in Boston
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Salem State University in Salem
  • The duration of both events is 8am-1pm

Follow these links for the:

Call for Presenters Flyer

Teacher Save the Date Flyer

WHAT IS THE EVENT FORMAT?

The event will feature workshops, table demonstrations and a keynote speaker, affording a diversity of opportunities for students to interact with marine science experts. During sessions 1, 2, and 3, students will attend two workshops, and during their third session will circulate between the table demos, meeting and networking with presenters.

Event Schedule:

8:00-8:45 Presenter and student registration

8:45-8:55 Welcome/opening remarks

9:00-9:40 Session 1

9:50-10:30 Session 2

10:40-11:20 Session 3

11:30-12:10 Keynote

12:20 Lunch

1pm Event ends

HOW DO I REGISTER? 

Presentersfollow this link to submit a workshop or table demonstration proposal. You will receive a confirmation that we received your submission, and then in January you will be notified whether or not your proposal has been accepted. Submissions will be accepted until November 5th.

Teachers – Registration for schools will launch in January. We encourage teachers to get administrative approval for the trip now, so you can register ASAP once registration goes live, because the event is popular and fills up quickly.

WHAT WILL IT COST? 

$13 per student, and teachers/chaperones are free. A light morning snack and lunch will be provided, and vegetarian options will be available. Persons with any other dietary restrictions are advised to bring their own food.

SCHOLARSHIPS

This year we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to students attending school in districts where >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. Schools are responsible for providing their own transportation.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

All schools are responsible for providing their own transportation to/from the event, including those receiving scholarship funds.

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. Click here to donate. 

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.

Thanks to our generous 2018 event sponsors and scholarship donors: Museum Institute for Teaching Science, East Coast Divers, Jules Catering, the Massachusetts Marine Educators, Boston SCUBA, George Duane, Sandra Ryack Bell, Gail Lima, Eve Lippold, Jesse Melching, Robert Rak, Joe LaPointe, Gil Newton, Will Goldenheim, Linda McIntosh, Jordan Valois, Douglass Levin, Ellen Link, Nate Rycroft, Matt Freedman, Robert Rocha