[MARINE SCIENCE FAIR] Nana I Ke Kumu Nana I Ke Kai (“Look to the Source, Look to the Sea”) is this year’s theme of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Annual Conference in Kahului. It’s a chance for anyone—but especially teachers—to learn more about marine education from hundreds of educators and scientists flying in from around the country. MCC will host more then 200 concurrent presentations at during the afternoons of July 14, 15 and 16.
Like working with your hands? Then join one of the many hands-on workshops, demonstrations of classroom activities and sharing of helpful educational resources. Topics covered include getting energy from the ocean, sharks, biotechnology, pharmacology, plate tectonics and a lot of other cool stuff. This is such a unique opportunity for Maui teachers that they actually get to attend all three days of presentations for free. So, if you’re a teacher, you better go! For the rest of you, there are also going to be Marine Science Symposiums, July 13, 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the MACC’s Castle Theater. Topics there include wild stuff like “Cutting Edge Technologies” (July 13), “Conservation and Sustainability” (July 14) and the mind-bending “Multidimensional Marine Science Culture and the Arts” (July 15). For more information, check out www.hawaii.edu/maui/oceania/NMEA05.html. [LINDA GAMPERT]