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Boston Harbor Educators 2013

Date: Saturday, September 28th 2013

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

UMass Boston

The Massachusetts Marine Educators invite you to the 2013 Boston Harbor Educators Conference, Saturday, September 28, 2013 on the Boston Waterfront beginning at U Mass and featuring a voyage out to Spectacle Island and back again.

The Effects of Changing Oceans on Boston Harbor


8:15-8:45 – Registration, Coffee/Pastries, Exhibits

8:45-9:00 – Welcome

9:00-9:45 – Speaker 1: Vivien Li, The Boston Harbor Association, Renaissance of Boston Harbor

10:00- 11:00- Education Workshops

11:15-12:15- Speaker 2: Chris Watson, UMass Boston, Climate Change and Coastal Flooding in Boston

12:15-12:45 – Lunch & Exhibits

12:50-1:35 – Speaker 3: Anamarija Frankic, UMass Boston, The Green Harbors and LivingLabs for Resilient Urban Coastal Environments

2:00-4:00- Boat Trip and Tour of Spectacle Island


• Harbor Healthcare: Promoting Positive Human Impacts on Coastal Environments presented by Elisabeth Colby, Education Program Coordinator at Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

• Investigating Coastal Waters with the GLOBE Program presented by Kama Thieler, Outreach Coordinator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

• Using Marine Debris Data to Make a Difference presented by Rebecca Inver Moffa, Environmental Education Consultant for Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean

• Saltwater Investigations presented by Bill Andrake, Science Teacher, Swampscott Middle School

Boat Trip to Spectacle Island

Join us aboard the Columbia Point for a brief boat ride followed by a walking tour and leisure time on Spectacle Island.

View the 2013 BHEC Program Flyer (pdf)


To register for the conference: