Marine Education Association
New York Aquarium is hosting the 2nd Annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit on April 22nd.
Event registration is free and includes both breakfast and lunch for all attendees.
Participants will join other youth from around New York City as they learn about ocean conservation efforts in your own backyard and get tools, training, and inspiration for creating your own conservation movement.
More info and event registration at: http://nyaquarium.com/teens/youth-ocean-conservation-summit-nyc
For any additional questions please contact Andrew Stevenson-Asaki at email@example.com
Please encourage students to register soon as the event does have limited capacity.
Curator of Education
Wildlife Conservation Society-New York Aquarium
office: +1 (718) 265-3453
Education volunteer opportunities available at the New York Aquarium! Education Volunteers engage and educate aquarium guests in a variety of ways. Whether they are connecting people to animals and nature at the park's touch pool, exploring conservation stories through interpretation at exhibits, or taking on active roles in conservation by assisting with campaigns- education volunteers are vital to the Wildlife Conservation Society's mission to save wildlife and wild places worldwide.
For a complete listing of marine-related volunteer opportunities in New York, visit our Internships and Volunteering page!
FUNTIME WITH MICKEY MAXWELL COHEN. (rev. 12/13/16)
Unless otherwise noted these monthly Gateway National Recreation Area / Partnership Programs (*) are free and reservations are not required. Scheduled programs will take place rain or shine, except for exceptional circumstances, in which case you will be notified by email. Sun and insect protection and a collection bag are always recommended.
*A Springtime Hike at Breezy Point
Meet at Fort Tilden, Bldg 1 and carpool to Breezy Point
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Carpool in a caravan led by Mickey Maxwell Cohen of the American Littoral Society to the little known western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula. Highlights will include seashells and other stranded critters, dune foliage, shore birds and a surprising variety of rocks and minerals used in the construction of the Breezy Point Jetty. Binoculars and a magnifying glass will be helpful. This is an American Littoral Society / GNRA Partnership Program.
DIRECTIONS TO BREEZY POINT
Subway & bus: Take the #2 or #5 train to Flatbush Ave. / Brooklyn College and then the Q-35 bus past Floyd Bennett Field and just over the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. Ask driver to let you off at Ft. Tilden. By car: From exit 11s on the belt parkway, head south and over the Marine Pky. Bridge (Gil Hodges Memorial). Stay on right and take the right ramp toward Breezy Point. Make a quick left into fort at the first light. Go to end and park by Bldg One or at the nearby Post Chapel.
*Celebrate Beach Plum Blossom at Plumb Beach
Plumb Beach Round House
Sunday, May 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the profusion of Beach Plum blossoms while learning about the ever-changing Plumb Beach with American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen. Learn about heroic plans to halt the most severe ongoing beach erosion in our area. Binoculars and a magnifying glass will be helpful. This is a Gateway N.R.A. / American Littoral Society Partnership Program.
DIRECTIONS TO PLUMB BEACH.
By car: Eastbound on the Belt (Shore) Pky. Entrance to Plumb Beach parking is from the eastbound side, just east of Knapp Street exit. Careful, it’s easy to miss
Public transportation: B or Q-train to Sheepshead Bay and then the B-4 bus to Knapp Street. Check Sunday train schedules ahead of time.
It is a 10-minute walk from the corner of Emmons Ave. and Knapp Street. Walk along the pedestrian walk, eastbound, with the water to your right and the Belt Parkway to your left. You can't miss the parking lot. We'll meet at the art deco "round house" at 10:00. If you arrive late, we walk slowly along the beach to the left (east), with a couple of detours into the dunes.
Annual Spring Weekend at Montauk
Friday — Sunday, June 2-4, 2017
Leaders: Mike Bottini, Mickey Maxwell Cohen and Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society.
A great natural history weekend. Visit the "Walking Dunes" (cranberry & orchid bogs), Lighthouse Beach (tidal pools), Camp Hero Bluffs, a special geology exploration in the shadow of the Montauk lighthouse, Point O'Woods walk and Big Reed Pond. See nesting pine and prairie warblers, bank swallows, screech owls, Baltimore orioles and enjoy the beautiful beaches. Cost: per person TBA; includes 2 nights at the historic Montauk Manor House (heated indoor/outdoor pools), 4 meals plus a wine & cheese welcome reception, 5 guided hikes, 2 evening programs, an evening star watch, plus free pickup at the LIRR station in Montauk. Optional paddle boarding/kayak trip. For more information and full itinerary email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 474-0896.
Climate Science & Education Professional Development Workshop:
Resilience: It’s Not Just Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Groton, Connecticut
Tuesday, July 11 through Thursday, July 13, 2017
Click here for more information and to register for the workshop.
2016 NYSMEA Annual Conference Updates
Congratulations to our awardees!
Founders Award: Joel Teret (photo credit: Sarah Richards)
Matthew Fontaine Maury Award: Betty Borowsky (photo credit: Sarah Richards)
Kinghan Service Award: Gene Ritter and Beth Ritter (photo credit: Sarah Richards)
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