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SciREN: A Marine Science Workshop for K-12 Science Teachers: April 25
Registration Deadline: April 15

April 25, 2013 — 5:30-7:30 p.m., NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores. Map and Directions.


Attention All K-12 Science Teachers!!

  • Are you excited about local marine and environmental sciences?
  • Are you interested in meeting and engaging with local scientists?
  • Are you curious about how to use scientific research in your classroom?

Please join the UNC-CH Institute of Marine Sciences and the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for this FREE workshop designed to bring together K-12 teachers and local marine scientists from various institutions and agencies. North Carolina Sea Grant is one of several cosponsors.

At this workshop you will:

  • Learn more about marine research conducted in North Carolina
  • Obtain materials and ideas to take home and implement in the classroom
  • Take part in demonstrations and hands-on activities
  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Registration deadline is April 15. Please register online or call 252-247-4003 ext. 257.

Presenters (Currently):

Danielle Abbey and Rachel Gittman, UNC-IMS, Salt marsh ecosystem dynamics

Michelle Brodeur and Sara Coleman, UNC-IMS, Coastal habitats and food-webs

Kristina CammenMeagan Dunphy-DalyAmanda Kaltenberg, DUML, Marine Predators (Traveling Trunk)

Linghan Dong, UNC-IMS, Why and where will blue-green algae bloom?

Emily Elliott, UNC, Coastal Geology and Sedimentology: Natural and Human Impacts to Barrier Islands

Heather Heenehan, DUML, Spinner Dolphins, Sounds and Spectrograms

Alyse Larkin and Maria de Oca, DUML, Plankton Power: How Phytoplankton Shape our World

Jessica Lewis and others, SurfriderPromoting conservation of oceans, waves, and beaches

Amy Pflaumer, UNC-IMS, Cyanobacteria threatens our water supplies

Keith Rittmaster, NC Maritime MuseumGetting to Know Whales

Johanna RosmanJanelle Fleming, Jie Gao, UNC-IMS, The phenomenal force of the wind: how it affects our estuaries and seas

Reny Tyson, DUML, Tagging Humpback Whales in Antarctica

Michelangelo von Dassow, DUML, Cells, animals, and environment: animal development at multiple scales

Yasmin von Dassow, DUML, Why do animals do what they do? Ecology, Evolution, Behavior, and Biodiversity

Charmaine Yung, Chris Ward, Katy DavisTara Essock-Burns, DUML, Microscopic marine organisms with MEGA ecosystem roles

To learn more, please visit: For questions, please contact Justin Ridge at, or Kerry Irish at 252-726-6841 ext. 126.