MA Marine Science Conference to include Wave Energy presentation

Submitted by UMass Dartmouth and MA Marine Educators, Inc.
2006-02-01 13:15:46

Renewable Energy from the Ocean
Presented by Patricia Harcourt, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Fossil fuels are in short supply and they are harmful to the environment.
We will investigate ways to use wave energy as a resource and use real-time
data to locate the best places on the New England coast for wave-powered

Conference details:
"Diving into Marine Careers"
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8 AM 1 PM
The 23rd Annual High School
Marine Science Symposium
Sponsored by the
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Massachusetts Marine Educators, Inc.

Featuring Keynote Speakers
W. Bruce Strickrott
Manned Deep Sea Research at
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dr. Brian Rothschild
Discovery, Education and Jobs in Marine Science

Join us for an exciting glimpse into the marine world from a diversity of
speakers from throughout Massachusetts, including researchers from the
University of Massachusetts’ Marine Science Research Center (SMAST) and its
Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering Departments. Students will have the
opportunity to investigate current and on-going projects in marine science
and related disciplines.
Discovery, Education and Jobs in Marine Science
Dr. Rothschild, Dean of the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth School
for Marine Science and Technology, will discuss the wonders of the ocean,
the ocean currents and the living organisms and how they will change in a
changing environment. How do we prepare ourselves to understand these
wonders and make new discoveries? What do we have to learn about biology,
physics and chemistry? What does the job market look like in the future?

Schedule of Events
8:00 AM-8:45 AM Registration
8:45 AM-9:00 AM Introduction and Welcome
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Keynote Address W. Bruce Strickrott, ALVIN Pilot
9:45 AM-10:30 AM Workshop A
10:45AM-11:30 AM Workshop B
11:45AM-12:15 PM Final Presentation Dr. Brian Rothschild, Dean
12:15 PM-1:00 PM Lunch and Closing

The cafeteria will be open to students wishing to purchase lunch.

Cost: $10.00 per student includes registration materials and morning
refreshments. Participants must provide their own lunch or purchase lunch
at the cafeteria. Please indicate on the registration sheet whether your
group will be purchasing lunch.
Advance registration is required. Register by March 1, 2006.
Participation is limited to the first 400 paid registrants.
Confirmations and cancellations will be made via e-mail ONLY.
Teachers may use the form (link below) to register or may register their
students via e-mail, (, but they must send a check
before the March 1st deadline. Students must be accompanied by their
teacher. We recommend a ratio of one teacher for each ten students. Please
use the following registration form:
There will be about 20 workshops that will be repeated in each of the two
time slots. Students will attend two workshops during the day in addition
to the keynote address and final presentation. Workshop attendance will be
assigned by MME on a first-come, first-served basis. On the morning of the
conference, workshop tickets will be provided to teachers to issue to their
students. A maximum of two students from each school may attend an
individual workshop during each time slot.
Register early to ensure your place at this popular conference.
NOTE: Confirmations and snow cancellation information by email only. Please
check your emails for key conference updates.

Please use the above form to register your students
Send to:
Robert Rocha
ECHO Community Science Programs Manager
New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-0046 ext. 149

Program Information:
Jack Crowley
Center for University, School and Community Partnerships
ECHO Project, UMASS-Dartmouth
800 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 990-1094 ext. 122
(508) 994-3209 (home)

Trina Crowley
Associate Director
Center for University and School Partnerships
U.Mass - Dartmouth
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 910-1094 x132

If you have high school science related questions about the symposium,
please contact:

Margaret Brumsted
Science Department
Dartmouth High School
(508) 961-2700

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