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Past Events

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Below please find a select list of past events that occurred prior to us switching to Wild Apricot as our website host.  Past events that we offered using Wild Apricot's methods are automatically placed under our Events page

Click through photos from our Trip to New Orleans (click here), ROV Workshop (click here), Liberty Science Center (click here), and past conferences (click here).

Upcoming Events:

  • NMEA Annual Conference (click here)
    June 29 - July 2, 2015; Newport Marriott, Newport, RI
  • NYSMEA Board Meeting, January 25, 2014; American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
  • NYSMEA Holiday Party and Board Meeting 
    December 6, 2014; Science Museum of Long Island, Plandome, NY

  • NYSMEA Annual Conference (click here)
    October 25, 2014; Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies, Brooklyn, NY and NY Aquarium, Brooklyn, NY

  • National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Annual Conference
    July 21-25, 2014; Annapolis, MD (click here
    Interested in being nominated for a scholarship to attend the NMEA conference?  Email Meg

  • Seminar: "Oceans of Plastic - From Science to Solutions"
    May 29, 2014; Webinar, 10:30 am (flyer) (register

  • NYSMEA Share-A-Thon (photos here)
    April 27, 2014 at 9:00am-12:00pm; Teachers College, Columbia University, Science Education Classroom, 404 Zankel Hall, 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY (Presenters Call) (Registration)

  • SENEME/NYSMEA Long Island Sound Educators Conference
    April 25, 2014 at 8:00am-4:30pm; The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT (click here)  
  • NYSMEA Seal Cruise (photos here)
    March 2, 2014 at 2:30-5:00pm; Leaving from Breezy Point, NY (click here)
  • NYSMEA Board Meeting 
    February 9, 2014 at 12:30pm; Queens High School for Teaching, Bellerose, NY

  • ELA and Conquering the Common Core Workshop 
    February 9, 2014 at 10:00am; Queens High School for Teaching, Bellerose, NY (click here)

  • NYSMEA Holiday Party 
    December 7, 2013 at 6:30pm; Jones Beach Coast Guard Station, Freeport, NY
    Holiday Potluck and Lecture by Dr. Chris Gobler of SOMAS (click here)

  • NYSMEA Board Meeting
    November 10, 2013 at 11:00am; American Museum of Natural History
    Board meeting and special tour of the Whales Exhibition

  • 2013 Annual Conference: NY State Marine Education Association
    September 20-22, 2013; Black Rock Forest
  • Marine Science Activity Workshop (Presenters Call) (Registration)
    April 28, 2013 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry

  • NYSMEA Board Meeting, Pizza Lunch, and Guided Tour (click here)
    Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; South Street Seaport Museum

  • NYSMEA Holiday Party (photos here)
    Lecture by Dr. Malcom Bowman about the impacts of Hurricane Sandy

    Saturday, December 1st 
    Eisenhower Park Senior Center in East Meadow, NY 

  • SciCafe and NYSMEA “meet up”
    November 7th at the American Museum of Natural History 
  • Whale watching trip onboard the American Princess
    Friday Aug. 24, 2012, 11:30am - 4:00pm 

  • NYSMEA Meeting and summer picnic!
    Sunday, August 26th, New Rochelle, NY
    NYSMEA members enjoyed great food and company while overlooking Long Island Sound
  • Long Island Marine Science Association Annual Dinner & Installation of Officers
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  • Dolphin and whale watching aboard the American Princess
    Friday July 20, 2012, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm 
    This event was canceled due to storms, but will be rescheduled soon. During the trip, we should see dozens of dolphins, and for the past two weeks, watched juvenile finback whales lunge feeding. The special discounted price is $35 per person, rather than the $45.
    Please register with Merryl at 
  • 2012 National Marine Educators Conference
    June 24-28, 2012
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Photos here!

  • 34th Annual NYSMEA Conference
    Saturday June 9th
    SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, NY

  • NYSMEA Meeting 
    Saturday, May 20, time TBD Stony Brook University

  • NYSMEA Meeting 
    Saturday, May 5, time TBD NY Aquarium

  • Land loss in Louisiana Webinar 
    Weds, April 4, 2pm Mel Landry, Habitat Restoration Coordinator with NOAA taught us about the habitat loss that is affecting Louisiana and NYSMEA members that attended the trip shared their volunteer work and other experiences.

  • Marine Science Share-A-Thon and NYSMEA Monthly Meeting 
    Saturday March 10th Teachers College, Columbia University Join us for a morning of sharing and gaining ideas and activities for your classroom or outreach program. Interested in helping out or learning more? Register here or email Nordica ( After the Share-A-Thon, stay for lunch and join us for our NYSMEA monthly meeting. Our Share-A-Thon was a success! Be sure to join us next time! Event Flyer (pdf)

  • Seal watch and NYSMEA monthly meeting
    Saturday, Feb 18, time TBD, Freeport, NY
    Members joined us for our monthly meeting and a seal watch ! Photos here

  • Restoration Trip to Lousiana
    Wednesday February 22nd - Sunday February 26th
    Our second restoration trip to southern Louisiana was a great success! Our members restore Louisiana's wetlands and learned about the importance of the Gulf of Mexico, its seafood, its oil, and more.  Photos here

  • Restoring NY Habitats Webinar
    Thurs, Feb 2nd 1pm
    Experts joined our Webinar to talk about restoring habitats in NY!Talks focused on oyster reintroduction in the Bronx River, eelgrass plantings in our Bays, and streambank restoration along the Hudson River tributaries. 

  • December Holiday Dinner and Lecture
    Saturday, December 3, 2011 All Activities Center, Eisenhower Park
    Our lecture “Hurricane Irene: Lessons for the Northeast” was provided by Dr. Nicholas K. Coch from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College of the City University of New York. 

  • November NYSMEA meeting and trip to the American Museum of Natural History
    Sunday, November 13, 2011 
    Free tickets were available to members to explore the museum, including the new "Space" exhibition, IMAX, Planetarium Show, Frogs, Butterflies, or any permanent Hall.

  • NYSMEA Oct meeting and Fish-nic!
    Sunday, October 16th (rain date Sat, Oct 15th)
    After our meeting, members enjoyed dishes from the sea while overlooking the shore at Tobay Beach! 

  • NYSMEA 33rd Annual Conference
    Saturday, June 4th
    Kingsborough Community College 
    See photos ... and More photos

  • Fossil-Collecting Trip and Visit to the Paleontological Research Institution
    Ithaca, NY
    Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, 2011
    Members explored Ithaca and hunted for fossils!

  • NYSMEA May meeting
    Sunday, May 22, 2011, 11AM
    Kingsborough Community College

  • NYSMEA May meeting
    Sunday, May 1, 2011, 11AM, Teachers College, Columbia University
    NYSMEA members met to discuss the upcoming conference and other matters. 

  • Student Conference
    Friday, April 15, 2011, 9am-2pm
    Performing Arts Center, Kingsborough Community College (KCC)
    The primary speaker was Dr. Thomas Bronson, Director, Office of Oil 
    Spill Response, National Ocean Service, NOAA. 

  • Science Council of New York City
    34th Annual All-Day Conference and Luncheon
    Saturday, April 2nd, 8am-4pm
    Click here for schedule and registration form

  • NYSMEA Webcast:  March 30, 2011 7PM 
    The Oil Spill, the Mississippi, and the Challenges of the Gulf 
    Presenter:  Jim Ammerman, Ph.D., Director of New York Sea Grant, Stony Brook University  

  • Science Council of New York City
    34th Annual All-Day Conference and Luncheon
    Saturday, April 2nd, 8am-4pm
    Click here for schedule and registration form 

  • NYSMEA March meeting
    Board Conference call 3/23 @ 7PM

  • NSF NOYCE High School Science & Mathematics Symposium
    Monday, March 28, 2011, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
    For additional information, please visit 

  • NYSMEA February meeting
    February 13th, 10am (SHARP) to 12pm
    NYSMEA members met at the Queens High School of Teaching to discuss the upcoming conference. 

  • Restoration trip to New Orleans
    February 22-26, 2011
    NYSMEA members travelled to the Gulf coast in Feb to help Louisiana Sea Grant and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program with habitat restoration projects. Read more about our adventure at: , news release (pdf), or on our other social networking sites (links are on our Home page). 
    Click here for photos from NYSG's Paul C. Focazio
    Click here for photos from NYSG's Larissa Graham 

  • Webcast: Our Land Affects our Waters
    February 9, 2011 at 2PM
    NYSMEA members attended a Webcast lead by Julianna Brush, a scientist at NOAA's Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, Maryland. Brush spoke about her work assessing the health of aquatic animals in the Chesapeake Bay and how this relates to how people use the land (developed/ residential, farming, or mixed).  

  • Webcast: Exploring Long Island Sound
    Webcast Feb 16, 2011 at 7pm
    Larissa Graham, Long Island Sound Outreach Coordinator with NY Sea Grant talked about the problems that are facing Long Island Sound and some creative ways that you can incorporate these topics into your curriculum. If you would like to learn more about the resources that are available to educators, click here.

  • January 2011 meeting
    NYSMEA members met at the Waterfront Center (link to in Oyster Bay, NY and, after the meeting, had a tour of the Center. 

  • Trip to Jamaica
    From Jan 15-22nd, NYSMEA members joined the Long Island Marine Association (LIMA) for a trip to Jamaica. 

  • Atlantis Marine World
    On January 12, 2011, NYSMEA members explored the programs available at the Aquarium and aboard the Atlantis Explorer with the Long Island Marine Association. 

  • December 2010 meeting
    On December 4, our members, along with the Long Island Marine Association, met at Eisenhower Park Senior Center for our NYSMEA Holiday Party. After dinner, we had an exciting lecture from Sid Horenstein, geologist from the American Museum of Natural History about “The Origins of Fort Tryon Park”. 

  • November 2010 Meeting
    On Sunday, Nov 14th we met at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC for the Executive Committee meeting, a pizza lunch, and a tour of the museum’s new exhibition: “Race to the End of the Earth.” 

  • October 2010 Meeting
    On Sat, Oct 23rd we held our monthly meeting at Caumsett State Park, Huntington, NY. After the Executive Committee meeting we had a special treat-- a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) workshop with BOCES's own, Bill Monahan! We'll learned how to build our own and got to test them out! Check out the photos

  • September 2010 Meeting 
    In September, we held Committee meetings (no Executive Committee meeting) via conference calls. If you haven’t already joined a Committee, learn more about them by visiting our Committees Web page. We can always use more help, so read up on your choices and contact a Committee chair today! 

  • Hidden Harbor Tour: Brooklyn's Maritime Past, Present & Future 
    On September 14, 2010, NYSMEA and the Working Harbor Committee got together for a special Hidden Harbor Tour. We learned how the working harbor really works and what’s coming in the near future. For more information about this tour, click here

  • International Coastal Cleanup 
    On September 25, 2010 NYSMEA-sponsored a cleanup at Jones Beach State Park and other NYSMEA members participated in cleanups on the beaches of New York State, including Long Island Sound, the Hudson River, Atlantic Ocean, and the Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, and creeks and bays. Visit the American Littoral Society’s Web site for more information! 

  • June 2010 Meeting 
    Annual Conference 2010: June 11-13 at Southampton College 

  • May 2010 Meeting 
    Blue Ocean Institute 

  • April 2010 Meeting
    April 18, 2010 @ 10:30 AM at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ.  
    Join us for a meeting followed by a great celebration of Earth Day at the newly reopened Liberty Science Center, including special behind-the-scenes peeks hosted by Vice President-Elementary Andrea E. Oliver. View photos from the event.   

  • Saturday, March 13, 2010 (3 hours): Tour of Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, NY

  • Sunday, February 7, 2010 (3 hours): Seal Watch Boat Trip to see the burgeoning Harbor Seal population in the South Shore Estuary Reserve. Freeport, NY

  • Saturday, January 9, 2010 (3 hours): Behind the scenes tour of the New York Aquarium.  

  • Saturday December 5, 2009 (2 hours): Alley Pond Environmental Center
    Alley Pond Environmental Center in Bayside, time TBD, likely late afternoon with dinner/lecture to follow. 

  • Friday, January 23, 2009 (2 hours): American Museum of Natural History
    "Liquid Assets: A History of New York's Water System" by Diane Galusha, Education and Communications Director of the Catskill Watershed Corporation

  • Saturday December 6, 2008 (2 hours): Alley Pond Environmental Center
    "Diving, Exploration and Research in Long Island Sound" by Adam Grohman, Underwater Historical Research Society

  • October 11, 2008 (3 hours): Visit to Long Island Maritime Museum

  • March 29, 2008 (3 hours): Visit to AREAC Laboratory at Brooklyn College 

  • February 23rd, 2008 (3 hours): Visit to Stevens Institute of Technology  

  • January 13, 2008: Visit to the American Museum of Natural History (3 hours) 

  • Dec. 8, 2007 (2 hours): Holiday Party and Lecture at the Long Island Science Museum 

  • Nov 17th, 2007 (3 hours): Coral Workshop at Atlantis Marine World 

  • Oct 13th, 2007 (3 hours): Fossil Hunting at Big Brook for shark teeth


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Kingsborough Community College

2001 Oriental Blvd.

Brooklyn, NY  11235

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