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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. Each symposium will feature two hands-on workshop sessions and a keynote presentation by a special guest. This event is sponsored by Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center, the Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME), with additional support from Salem State University and 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!  Click here to download a flyer.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS:

Scientists, educators, resource managers, environmental planners, facilitators of citizen science, and others working in marine-related fields are invited to inspire the next generation by presenting hands-on workshops to high school students. Presenters can participate in one or both events, and will deliver two identical 50-minute back-to-back workshops. Some presenters may also be invited to introduce themselves and their journey to their career via a very brief lightning talk at the start of the day. Individuals and small teams are welcome, as are graduate students. Submissions will be accepted through January 6th. Click here to apply.

WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE EVENTS BEING HELD?

  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Salem State University in Salem

Both events will run from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Click here for an event flyer.

WHAT WILL IT COST? 

$13 per student, and teachers/chaperones are free. A light morning snack and lunch will be provided for all.  Payment can be made by credit card (preferred) or by check made out to “Northeastern University”. If payment will be made by check, a PO will be required in advance.

WHAT IS THE EVENT FORMAT?

We will have over thirty workshop presenters across the two events (see registration pack for more info). This year we will be launching a series of lightning talks where some of our workshop presenters will share a story about what got them started in their career or what makes them passionate on the job. Each event will also feature a prominent keynote speaker:

  • Boston (March 9th): To Be Announced
  • Salem (March 15th): To Be Announced

HOW DO I REGISTER? 

1) Download and read the registration pack for the event you want to attend.

  • Check back in January!

2) Register online for the event you want to attend.

  • Check back in January!

3) Pay online via PayPal, or initiate a Purchase Order for payment by check. An invoice will be sent to you upon registration. Full payment is expected by the day of the event.

4) Collect student workshop preferences available in the registration packs (see above) and submit to v.perini@northeastern.edu by Date TBD. To the greatest extent possible, workshop attendance will be assigned based on student preferences while ensuring an even distribution of participants in each session.

5) Collect media releases for every student and chaperone (included in the registration pack), and bring these with you on the day of the event.

6) Boston event only: Please read the University’s Policy for Programs Involving Minors and Code of Conduct for Programs Involving Minors. Sign and submit the Third Party Certification form (also found in the registration pack) by February 26th.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Schools are responsible for providing their own transportation to/from the event.

CAN I SPONSOR THIS 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 Val at v.perini@northeastern.edu.  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.