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  • 17 Jul 2023 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Whales’ Tales, Turtle Hurdles, and Migration Phenomena

    A Summer Professional Development Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators

    An Approved Course for MA DESE’s Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning

    Explore how scientists track nature’s most impressive superheroes — whales, sharks, turtles, birds, and butterflies — as you investigate the phenomena of migration! Engage in inquiry-based, phenomena-based, and place-based learning with the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partners Manomet, Inc., the Lloyd Center for the Environment, and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy during a weeklong Summer Professional Development Institute. Investigate the phenomena of wildlife migration, explore technologies and tools used to track migrating species, work with real time and historical data, and learn how to get your students involved in citizen monitoring programs!

    This professional learning opportunity is an Approved Course for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning. It is free for eligible Massachusetts educators! Check your eligibility to attend for free and learn more about the MA DESE OAPL program:


    Registration Information

    Dates: July 17th – 21st, 2023 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)

    Location: Based out of Manomet, Inc, Plymouth, MA

    Cost: Free with a $450 stipend for eligible MA Educators through DESE's OAPL funding; $450 per educator; discounted prices for teams of teachers from the same school or free for eligible MA educators

    Credit: PDPs are provided; 3 graduate credits available for an additional fee

    Register online:

  • 17 Jul 2023 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Connecting Science and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

    A 3-day professional learning opportunity for grades 3-5 educators

    Is science instruction interdisciplinary in your elementary classroom? Integrate science into your literacy lessons and include literacy practices in your science investigations! Explore the intersection of science and literacy with the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partner the Hitchcock Center for the Environment during a three-day professional learning institute. Engage in phenomena-based science instruction exploring animal behavior, such as the amazing world of squirrels. Read, write, talk and most importantly “do science!” Plus, receive a tool kit of four books for your classroom!


    Registration Information

    Dates: July 17th - 19th, 2023 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)

    Collaborating Partner and Location: Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst, MA

    Cost: $350 per participant; team discounts available for teachers from the same school

    Credit: PDPs are provided; 2 graduate credits available for an additional fee

    Register online:

    Download the flier

  • 10 Jul 2023 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wade Institute for Science Education

    2023 Summer Professional Development Institutes

    Watershed Science and Engineering in the Berkshires

    A Summer Professional Development Institute for Grades 6-12 Educators

    Enjoy a week in the Berkshires as you collaborate with local scientists and engineers, conservation organizations and higher education faculty to explore how engineering supports natural systems and habitats in Berkshire County. Join the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partners the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Berkshire Community College’s Berkshire Science Commons, and the City of Pittsfield Engineering Department for an opportunity to explore methods and resources that you can use to connect your students with locally relevant science and help them recognize the range of career opportunities that engineering can offer.

    Access the Berkshire Science Commons at Berkshire Community College – an exciting new resource for teachers in the Berkshire Region –  and engage in engineering design challenges that will test your creativity. Investigate the importance of healthy watersheds as well as methods to protect them while you visit the area’s ecosystems including forests, rivers, and streams. Identify how engineering and infrastructure work to manage watersheds – with a focus on drinking water quality and storm water runoff. Return to your classroom with resources, including connections to local facilities and educators, to engage your students in inquiry investigations and engineering design projects with real-world local applications.

    Registration Information

    Dates: July 10th – 14th, 2023 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)

    Location: Based out of the Berkshire Science Commons at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA

    Cost: $450 per educator; discounted prices for teams of teachers from the same school

    Credit: PDPs are provided; 3 graduate credits available for an additional fee

    Register online:

  • 27 Jun 2023 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you looking for a summer professional development opportunity to meet your needs as a science education leader or specialist? Consider registering for the National Science Education Leadership Association’s flagship summer institute, a learning and networking conference especially designed to meet the needs of science educators in leadership roles.


    The theme of this year’s NSELA Summer Leadership Institute, Leadership by Design,  focuses on the importance of intentional and strategic leadership in the field of science education. It seeks to bring together science education leaders, policymakers, and educators to discuss and explore approaches to science education leadership and the role leaders play in designing for and promoting student learning and success.  Several prominent national leaders in science education (Dr. Kate McNeil, Dr. Heidi Schweingruber, Dr. Wil and Stay VanderVeen, Chad Dorsey, Dr. Ken Miller, Peter McClaren), NSELA members, local educators, and speakers from area institutions such as Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design will present topics of interest and importance to teacher leaders, science coordinators and supervisors, curriculum and professional development specialists, informal educators, and anyone who leads and supports science education for teachers and students.  

    The theme emphasizes the need for leaders to design and implement programs and practices that are evidence-based and driven by a clear vision and mission. Throughout this conference, attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers, share strategies, and gain new insights and ideas to enhance their own leadership best  practices in science education.


    The conference will be held June 27-29, in Providence, Rhode Island at the Historic Hotel Providence, in the heart of the theater and arts district, just a few blocks away from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. The conference is open to all NSELA members as well as non-NSELA members who become members at the conference. Providence is easily accessible by commuter rail from South STation or stops in between.


    Enjoy the opportunity to learn, play, share, and network with the science education leadership community in one of New England’s historic cities.   We look forward to seeing you this summer! For more information and registration, go to or feel free to contact Page Keeley at

  • 25 May 2023 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Teachers! Learning – and teaching – to code is accessible and fun! Join us for six virtual sessions with a cohort of like-minded peers. You'll earn PDPs as you learn javascript, and every lesson, exercise, and project from the sessions can be reused in your classroom. Find out more at:

    May 25 - June 29, 2023 / Thursdays 4:15 - 5:30 PM

  • 6 May 2023 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Register for the MME 47th Conference and Annual Meeting at Woods Hole!


    Join us IN PERSON on May 6, 2023 for the WHOI Conference!

    This year’s theme is “Exploring the Deep Ocean.”


    Register Here!





    8:30 am Registration in Clark Building, 5th Floor. Coffee and Light Breakfast.


    9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks 


    9:15 am Keynote 1 


    10:15 am Exhibits/Break


    10:45 am Keynote 2 


    11:45 am Lunch, Annual Meeting, and MME Awards 


    1:00 pm Workshops- Session 1 


    1:55 pm Workshops- Session 2 


    2:50 pm Tours


    4:15 pm Reception at Sea Education Association





    Technologies for Exploring the Deep Sea


    Dr. Anna Michel, Chief Scientist of Deep Submergence Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, WHOI


    Astonishing Adaptations to the Extreme Deep


    Dr. Lauren Mullineaux, Senior Scientists Biology Department, WHOI




    Workshop information will be posted soon. Stay tuned!



    Early Bird, Regular and Student registrations include the 2023-2024 MME membership and all conference activities.


    Early Bird Registration (by April 21st): $90


    ($60 conference fee + $30 MME membership)


    Regular Registration (after April 21st): $95


    ($65 conference fee + $30 MME membership)


    Walk-In Registration (May 6): $100, Lunch NOT Guaranteed


    ($70 conference fee + $30 MME membership)


    Full Time Student: $45 (Early Bird)/ $50 (Regular)/ $55 (Walk-In)


    Life Member Conference Fee: $55

    Register Here!





  • 9 Feb 2023 1:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Looking for fun, meaningful PD for your pre-service science educators? Schedule a free workshop with Population Education (PopEd)! The PopEd program has been producing teaching resources for over 40 years and offering professional development workshops that allow educators to experience the many hands-on, inquiry-based activities that have become part of tens of thousands of teachers’ K-12 classrooms. In both online and in-person workshops, pre-service students participate in lessons that explore a range of environmental topics. Educators walk-away inspired to teach about eco-issues, and with over 40 standards-aligned and classroom-ready lessons that will make it easy to bring environmental topics to life! To schedule an online or in-person workshop, click here

  • 6 Jan 2023 11:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Rice University Office of STEM Engagement is excited to announce a series of FREE workshops designed to mentor novice science teachers. These workshops are designed to support a novice teacher's ability to do the following: 

    - Help support quality inquiry science teaching while developing an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy. 

    - Serve as an integral part of the school community so that they can help students develop the attitudes and skills necessary to navigate a rapidly changing world. 

     Registration information is located on this brochure

    Note: the virtual workshops on the brochure are open for anyone to attend regardless of geography. The in-person workshops are in Texas at Rice University. Teachers do not have to commit to attending all workshops.

  • 26 May 2022 5:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair’s 2023 Science Fair Ready Network

    While the Fair is the showcase that celebrates a project's completion, MSEF is much more than the State Fair event. Anyone can be on this journey regardless of how far you go and MSEF is here to support students and teachers every step of the way. Let us know that you're on board and sign-up below to be a part of MSEF's 2023 Science Fair Ready Network.

    You will receive

    • periodic newsletters with timely information and reminder
    • exclusive opportunities for classroom resources
    • free or discounted professional development
    • mentor connections and feedback
    • opportunities to learn from other teachers about best practices
    • check-ins from MSEF staff and volunteers
    • resources for project inspirations and student mentors 

    MSEF is here to help from the first step of your journey to your last.

    There is no cost to be a Network member. You can sign up with no obligation to participate in the fair events and you can remove yourself from the list at any time.

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