Climate Change in Maine
Wednesday, May 16th 5:30-8:00pm
As these issues become more prevalent in our daily lives, it's becoming more important to understand the impacts of these events — today and in the future. Ensuring the region's resiliency to climate impacts, such as sea level rise, requires a scientifically informed and engaged public. Here's your chance to join that group of engaged individuals in your community!
Join the Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association and the Maine Environmental Education Association at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute for 60 minutes of networking followed by a 90 minute interactive learning experience to explore the data behind sea level rise. Together, we'll explore models projecting impacts in your community, and we'll examine potential resiliency measures.
When: Wednesday, May 16th 5:30-8:00pm
Sea Level Rise Program 6:30-8
Where: Gulf of Maine Research Institute
The space for this program is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot. https://gmri.wufoo.com/forms/zj289se0rjobl9/
These events are made possible thanks to funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Cultivating a Culture of Science
The MEEA Conference was held on April 28, 8:45am-4:00pm at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. A day and ahalf of presentations, activities, and keynote tackled questions about cultivating a culture of science and environmental education.
How can we as environmental educators bolster society's appreciation and support for science? What is environmental education's role in strengthening Maine through a robust foundation of science and scientific knowledge?
More than 25 Presentations and Workshops were held in these strands:
Maine’s Science And Technology Standards Up For Review
If you want to see change in the "Maine Learning Results in Science" this is the time to do it.
The Maine Learning Results go under review every few years. The science standards were last reviewed and revised in 2007, more than 10 years ago. The Maine Department of Education initiated this review of the standards and they need our help to understand what types of science standards will be most helpful to students. As an educator you are an expert on what works for students and you can have a significant impact on how the standards are written and implemented across the State.
There have been a number initiatives over the past few years, including failed legislation and other initial reviews of the standards, that have started and then faded away. The standards review that is now open will NOT go away, this is the big push that will define science standards for the immediate future.
Even if you had submitted comment or testimony over the past few months or years, please make sure you submit new or revised comments and testimony NOW during this important science standards review process. NOW is the time to make your voices heard.