Building Stronger & Safer in the Coastal Zone

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Building Stronger & Safer in the Coastal Zone: Learn about best practices for reducing storm damage, key state regulations and available guidance and tools.

Interpreting FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Studies
Rebecca Haney, Coastal Geologist, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
This presentation will provide guidance on how to use these tools to better understand the potential effects of flooding on buildings, infrastructure and natural resource areas.

Building Stronger in the Coastal Zone

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Residential Coastal Construction
John Grace, Coastal Engineer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
This will be an overview of the topics contained in FEMA’s Residential Coastal Construction Manual and technical bulletins related to retrofitting buildings before or after a disaster.

State Building Code Requirements in Flood Hazard Areas
Eric Carlson, Assistant Director Flood Hazard Management Program, MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
This presentation will discuss the State Building Codes specifically related to NFIP compliance in Coastal Flood Hazard Areas.

What Conservation Commissions Can Do to Protect Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage
Lealdon Langley, Director of Water Policy, MA Dept. of Environmental Protection and Rebecca Haney, Coastal Geologist, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
This will be an overview of the beneficial functions of Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage and what can be done under the Wetlands Protection Act to preserve these functions and reduce storm damage to private and public property and infrastructure.

What’s Next; Planning and Funding Opportunities
Sarah White, Mitigation Unit, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Local Hazard Mitigation Planning is the first place for a community to start to factor all of these topics together. This hazard mitigation planning process will help communities be more prepared for grant applications and funding opportunities. This session will also discuss some Federal and State funding programs to help communities implement flood risk reduction projects.

Registration: Please register by May 27th.

Co-Sponsors: Waquoit Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, MA Department of Environmental Protection, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management

Cost: There is no cost to attend this workshop. This course is being fully supported by sponsors.

Price: $0.00

Date: 06/01/2016

Address:
Hyannis Golf Course
1840 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA
02601
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Water Words That Work

Water Words That Work workshop which targets conservation groups, natural resource managers, local officials and town boards.

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Relearn the language that everyday citizens use and you'll become more confident and successful as  you set out to enlighten the uninformed and persuade the undecided to act on behalf of protecting our land and water resources.

Target Audience:  Land trusts, Conservation organizations, Federal and state agency staff, Local officials and Municipal board members

Cost: $25.00 (includes lunch and materials) Pre-registration required by June 7, 2016

Payments can be made through PayPal or submitting a check to: Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation (WBRF), P.O. Box 3522, Waquoit, MA02536

Co-Sponsors: Waquoit Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program, Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition, Land Trust Alliance, Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation

environmental-awareness-expert-eric-ecklMeet the Speaker
Eric Eckl founded Water Words That Work LLC as a marketing and public relations firm for nature protection and pollution control organizations. Since 2009, the company has assisted more than 50 conservation organizations, including the National Park Service, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts, the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, and many others.

Before launching Water Words That Work, Eric managed fundraising, media relations, and publishing activities for many conservation organizations. His past employers include Beaconfire Consulting, American Rivers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Eric has appeared in countless media stories, including CNN and the New York Times. He is a frequent speaker at environmental, marketing, and technology conferences.

 

Price: $25.00

Date: 06/10/2016

Address:
The Barn at the Brigham Hill Community Farm
37 Wheeler Road
North Grafton, MA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Estuary Adventurers: June 27-July 1, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: June 27-July 1, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2016).

Cost: $295

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 06/27/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Estuary Adventurers: July 5-8, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: July 5-8, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2016).

Cost: $235 (4 day week due to July 4th Holiday)

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $235.00

Date: 07/05/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Bayside Buddies: July 11-15, 2016 (9:00am-noon)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Bayside Buddies: July 11-15, 2016 (9:00am-noon)

Half day sessions for students entering grades 2-3 (fall 2016).

Cost: $175

Children will get wet, muddy, and inspired while exploring the habitats and wildlife around Waquoit Bay through games, crafts, and basic scientific investigations. They will learn to identify and observe living and non-living elements of nearby woods, fields, marshes, and waters of the bay, make and record observations, use instruments to record environmental conditions, and learn about the fragile nature of these environments. Children will learn about local plants and wildlife, and practice “collect, observe, and release” procedures to help them become responsible estuary stewards.

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $175.00

Date: 07/11/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Estuary Adventurers: July 18-22, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: July 18-22, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2016).

Cost: $295

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 07/18/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Women in Science: July 25-29, 2016 (M-W:9AM-3PM, Th-Fri:overnight)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Women in Science: July 25-29, 2016 

For girls entering grades 7, 8 and 9 (Fall 2016)

Full Day Program Monday - Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday 1:00PM Camp overnight at Washburn Island
Friday 10:00AM Pick up

Cost: $295

In this week of hands-on activities, young women will receive inspiration and support as they meet women scientists who will describe their career paths and projects. Students will conduct field research alongside Waquoit Bay Reserve staff and visiting scientists, and use a variety of instruments and technologies to gather and record data from the marshes, fields, forests, and waters of Waquoit Bay Reserve. A highlight of this session will be the boat trip and overnight camping expedition to Washburn Island, where the students will leave their cell phones behind as they explore the island ecology and hike the trails. An afternoon lesson on shell fishing and an evening campfire will round out the day and set the stage for them to spend the night on the island with their teachers and classmates. The session is sure to provide plenty of fun, build confidence, and offer a look at potential careers in science, technology, and engineering.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 07/25/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

TEachers on the Estuary: Investigating a Changing Environment

For middle and high school teachers.

This course is a research and field-based teacher training initiative of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The goal of teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) is to improve teachers’ and students’ understanding of the environment using local examples and to provide resources and experience to support the incorporation of watershed, estuary and climate change topics into classroom teaching to promote scientific literacy and stewardship of watersheds and estuaries. Participants will design and carry out a scientific investigation during the workshop and learn how to facilitate the design and carrying out of investigations by their students as outlined in the Next Generation Science Frameworks and Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards. The National Estuarine Research Reserves’ Sentinel Sites project (a national effort to determine the effects of changing sea level and inundation on coastal habitats) will serve as an example of how scientists design and carry out investigations. The course will introduce teachers to information and research about coastal systems, specifically salt marshes and coastal impacts of climate change, and to lessons and activities for teaching about these systems. The course incorporates investigations in the field, classroom activities, and the use of on-line data. More information about the Teachers on the Estuary program is available at www.estuaries.noaa.gov .

 

Credit: The course is offered for 3 graduate credits or 36 Professional Development Points. Graduate credit is optional and is available from Framingham State College for $75.00 per credit (PRDV 75921). Professional development points are provided free through the Cape Cod STEM Network and Cape Cod Community College.

Price: $0.00

Date: 07/25/2016

Available Spaces: 13

Tidal Quest- August 1-5, 2016 (9:00 am-3:00 pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

TIDAL Quest: Teens Investigating Diversity of Aquatic Life 

August 1-5, 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm)

For students entering grades 9-12 (Fall 2016)

Cost: $295

Do you love science, technology, and figuring out how things work? Join a small team of students spending a week in the field while conducting environmental monitoring projects with Waquoit Bay Reserve scientists. Students will discover the latest technologies used locally to study climate change and sea level rise, monitor wildlife and examine plant communities, and look for ways to solve environmental issues while socializing with other teens and developing questions to investigate. Participation in this session may help determine a career path or boost a college application.

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 08/01/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Eco-Design Workshop- August 8-12, 2016 (9:00 am- 3:00 pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Eco-design Workshop – For students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 (Fall 2016)

August 8-12, 2016 (9:00 am-3:00 pm)

Cost: $295

Students will design and create exciting take- home projects using the engineering design process in the classroom lab and in a variety of habitats nearby. They will draw on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to build, test, and redesign their projects, which will be based on real-life problems and challenges. They will learn about renewable energy and the many ways to capture and harness sun, wind, and water power. Throughout the session, interactive games and water activities will keep the interest level high and the kids cooled down.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 08/08/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Bayside Buddies: August 8-12, 2016 (9:00am-noon)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Bayside Buddies: August 8-12, 2016 (9:00am-noon)

Half day sessions for students entering grades 2-3 (fall 2016).

Cost: $175

Children will get wet, muddy, and inspired while exploring the habitats and wildlife around Waquoit Bay through games, crafts, and basic scientific investigations. They will learn to identify and observe living and non-living elements of nearby woods, fields, marshes, and waters of the bay, make and record observations, use instruments to record environmental conditions, and learn about the fragile nature of these environments. Children will learn about local plants and wildlife, and practice “collect, observe, and release” procedures to help them become responsible estuary stewards.

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $175.00

Date: 08/08/2016

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

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