GOMI Journal: 

Learning to Steward the Gulf

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October 23, 2016

Tidal Energy Development in the Bay of Fundy - Pro-testing, not Protesting

The Bay of Fundy is renowned for the highest tides in the world (17m in range) and equally impressive current speeds — up to 6 meters per second in the Minas Passage. The Bay is ecologically rich...

October 22, 2016

Debate or Dialogue?

The practice of dialogue is as old as humankind itself.  For thousands of years, indigenous people have gathered in a council circle to "think together" about the challenges facing their community. But thinking together seems to have been all but los...

October 21, 2016

Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island

Will Harlan, 2014, Grove Press, New York

Untamed, as told by biographer Will Harlan, is a gripping true story of eco-heroine Carol Ruckdeschel.  "Carol Ruckdeschel," Harlan tells us early on, "is t...

April 2, 2016

Dear Reader,

It is a delight to welcome you to the first issue of Gulf of Maine Journal: Learning to Steward the Gulf. Ours is a platform for dialogue and action among teachers, students and scientists to promote a healthy Gulf and watershed. 

While Gulf of Maine Journal...

April 1, 2016

Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Maine

As we learned in the last quarter from a student report, sea turtles can be found in the Gulf of Maine, contrary to popular belief. The turtles we see are descendants from some of the oldest creatures on the planet, survivors of a mass e...

March 31, 2016

Place-Based SciManities at River Valley Charter School

Colin Gibney, is a middle school humanities teacher at the River Valley Charter School, Newburyport, MA.

Teaching here near the mouth of the Merrimack River in historic Newburyport, Massachusetts presents us with ric...

March 28, 2016

Why Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) are Important

Emily Flaherty is Ocean Literacy Educator and School to Sea Coordinator,

Salem Sound Coastwatch, Salem MA

In a NOAA MWEE students construct ideas to create their own knowledge base of what is true and...

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