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Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center Distance Education
Distance education features marine science, policy and education courses at three levels: general interest (towards a certificate); undergraduate; or Masters program. Current courses on: sharks and rays; marine mammal management; biostatistics; coastal ecology, environmental sustainability; remote sensing applications; and more. NSU offers 12-credit Coastal Studies Certificate; 45-credit MS in Coastal Zone Management; MS in Environmental Education or self-designed MA in Cross-Disciplinary Studies. Registration, course fees, financial aid, schedules and other information.
Grade Level: Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional

Introduction to Coastal Marine Ecology of the Florida Keys
MarineLab in Key Largo, Florida offers educators a seven day intensive field program of tropical marine ecology geared toward middle and secondary school science teachers. Enrollment is open to U.S. teachers (fee associated, grants available) and offers the opportunity to earn in-service points or college credit for an additional fee. Website provides all necessary logistical information, as well as information on student programs and the facilities and staff.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

North American Association for Environmental Education
NAAEE is a network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. Since 1971, NAAEE has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators. Site provides a wealth of information for environmental educators, including membership and conference information, publications, resource reviews, and the latest news and government happenings.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

National Science Teachers Association
NSTA is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. Site provides a wealth of science teacher resources, including all the latest science, education, and legislative news, newsletters, jobs and career information, a science store, convention information, and more. Site also features level-specific resources by entering either the: Elementary, Middle, or High School, or College Classroom.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

National Marine Educators Association
An informational resource for marine science educators, those both in the classroom and out of the classroom. Information such as membership, regional chapters, upcoming conferences, scholarships, educator awards, grants, and much more are available. Sign up for Scuttlebutt, the premiere marine science educator's listserv and for a small fee, join NMEA, as well as your local chapter.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

SeaWorld Environmental Excellence Award
Since 1993, the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks have recognized the outstanding efforts of K-12 students and teachers across the country who are working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. Available to K-12 school groups that have outstanding environmental projects. Eight schools will receive $10,000 for their school and one teacher will receive $5,000.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school, Graduate or professional

OCEANIA Marine Educators Association
Educators' association for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. Serves as the Marine Science Section of the Hawaii Science Teachers Association and as the Pacific regional chapter of the National Marine Educators Association. Shares information on marine and aquatic science education and issues in the Pacific, provides opportunities for educators to share experiences and expertise, encourages professional growth through workshops, conferences and in-service opportunities. Membership fees and program fees apply.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

National Association for Interpretation
NAI promotes the advancement of the profession of interpretation, a communication process used in on-site informal education programs at parks, zoos, nature centers, historic sites, museums, and aquaria. This site announces national and regional NAI conferences, workshops on diverse topics, skill certification programs, networking opportunities and job listing service. Includes membership information and application; can order newsletters, professional journals and books. Membership, program and publication fees apply.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

Southeastern New England Marine Educators
Regional chapter of National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) representing teachers in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Shares information on marine and aquatic science education and issues in Southeastern New England, provides opportunities for educators to communicate, encourages professional growth through workshops and conferences.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

NSTA Professional Development
A professional development gateway for science educators. Provides face-to-face learning opportunities, as well as on-line courses and web seminars year round. Offerings from several respected institutions cover diverse topics in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, math, science education methods and more. Programs range from 90-minute sessions to 50-hour courses. Continuing education units and graduate credits available for some. Tuition fees apply.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional


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