There's still plenty of time to register for our annual conference! Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the day's events will adjourn at 4:30 p.m.
The conference will include a plenary session, six concurrent breakout sessions, posters and exhibitor tables, plenty of snacks and of course, the famous Maritime Institute all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. You'll also have plenty of time to network and catch up with old friends and colleagues during the long breaks and at the post-meeting social.
Following the theme of this year's conference – Managing Water Quality in a Changing World – concurrent sessions will focus on these challenges and our need to adapt to them. Topics include:
- Agriculture and water quality
- Citizens science
- Climate change and adaptation
- Communicating progress and successes
- Leveraging data sources
- New monitoring technologies
- Stream restoration biomonitoring
The plenary session will feature two presentations:
The 2016 Ellicott City Flood: A 225-Year-Old Mill Town's Survival Story by Jim Caldwell, director of the Howard County Office of Community Sustainability
A 10,000 Year Record of Climate, Forests, Land Use and Chesapeake Water Quality by Grace Brush, professor at Johns Hopkins University
All fees include breaks, conference materials and lunch. Discounts for full-time students and members/staff of nonprofit organizations - 501(c)(3) - are also available on a first come, first served basis. The registration form is available here. Likewise, registration is first come, first served. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS AND POSTER PRESENTERS
Are you interested in giving a talk or presenting a poster? Click here for an abstract submission form. Submissions are due by Oct. 20.
CARL WEBER AWARDS
This year, we will present the 11th Annual Carl S. Weber Award and the Above and Beyond Award. Award information and forms can be found here. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 6.
STUDENT POSTER AWARD
The sixth annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Student Poster Award is open to junior high, high school and undergraduate students. Winners will be awarded $200 for first place and $100 for second place. Click here for information and poster scoring criteria.
JUST ANNOUNCED! STUDENT-PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING SESSION
This one-hour afternoon session is a great opportunity for junior high, high school and undergraduate students to interact and talk with professionals in the fields of aquatic biology, freshwater ecology, marine biology, watershed science, integrated management, science communication and more! Representatives from agencies, consulting firms and academia will be available – in a panel format – to answer questions and engage in lively discussions. Students will be able to submit questions for the panel before and during the conference. The session is free and is included with each student conference registration.
Directions and parking information are available here.
Vendors and sponsors, please see the registration form.
If your organization or agency wishes to reserve a display at no additional charge, please email Dan Boward with your request.
Check the Maryland Water Monitoring Council home page and Facebook page for updates.
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Apply Now for NOAA and MADE CLEAR Climate Change Academy A NOAA Professional Learning Opportunity
Self-paced online component starts Wednesday, June 14, 2017
In-person Tuesday, August 8 -- Thursday, August 10
Location Towson University campus, Maryland
Lodging and meals will be provided
Do you want to teach about climate change?
NOAA and MADE CLEAR are partnering for the 2017 Climate Change Academy as part of NOAA’s Earth Systems Science Professional Learning series. We invite classroom teachers and informal educators to apply for this exciting opportunity!
Join us to
• Learn how to bring climate change and Earth system science into your classes
• Get started with climate change education in a self-paced on-line component
• Meet climate science experts, and use real climate change data
• Try out three-dimensional lessons and model field studies
• Share your experience and ideas with colleagues
We’ll focus on lessons and activities to investigate
- The causes and effects of a changing climate
- How climate change is impacting cities, agriculture, and coastal areas
- Solutions and stewardship activities to address climate change
You will receive materials and resources to start your climate change teaching portfolio. You may earn professional certification hours based on participation and submission of a teaching plan.
For information visit www.madeclear.org/academy
To apply go to https://tinyurl.com/climateacademy
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
June 29 - 30
AVS (American Vacuum Society) is hosting a Science Educators workshop. This workshop provides training on vacuum equipment and teaches scientific principles that can be used in the classroom (aimed at high school level). at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia. The dates of the workshop will be June 29-30th. We will provide a two day workshop, a short tour of Jefferson lab, and overnight accommodations. You will be responsible for your transportation to Newport News. To sign up to attend, please send an email to Jacob.firstname.lastname@example.org and provide me a few sentences about yourself (where are you from, what education do you have, what classes/grades do you teach, what you are interested in learning about vacuum science, etc). Please reply by June 9th, 2017.
We also offer a similar course annually in different locations around the country. This year we will be sending a teacher to the National workshop in Tampa, FL occurring October 30-31st, 2017. We only have one slot available, but we sponsor full travel costs. More information and the application form is available here: http://www.avs.org/Education-Outreach/Science-Educators-Workshop.