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Dynamic Earth: how natural and human-influenced processes have shaped the past, present, and future
Join the New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC) for two days of engaging workshops, field trips, network building opportunities, and presentations related to Ocean Literacy Principle 2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth. Connect with people from across New England and beyond to discuss advancements in ocean literacy. 
November 15-16, 2018
Boston, MA
Contributed presentations will be on November 16th, 2018.

Have you participated in or conducted research in any of the following areas? Have you taught lessons or designed activities related to the following areas?
Fundamental Concepts of OL #2:
  1. Many earth materials and geochemical cycles originate in the ocean. Many of the sedimentary rocks now exposed on land were formed in the ocean. Ocean life laid down the vast volume of siliceous and carbonate rocks.
  2. Sea level changes over time have expanded and contracted continental shelves, created and destroyed inland seas, and shaped the surface of land.
  3. Erosion—the wearing away of rock, soil and other biotic and abiotic earth materials—occurs in coastal areas as wind, waves, and currents in rivers and the ocean move sediments.
  4. Sand consists of tiny bits of animals, plants, rocks and minerals. Most beach sand is eroded from land sources and carried to the coast by rivers, but sand is also eroded from coastal sources by surf. Sand is redistributed by waves and coastal currents seasonally.
  5. Tectonic activity, sea level changes, and force of waves influence the physical structure and landforms of the coast.

Who is invited to present?
Professional Scientists
Informal and Formal Educators
Environmental Consultants
Government officials
Graduate Students
Resource Managers
Citizen Scientists and facilitators of citizen science

Breakout sessions will be shared by two or more presenters to facilitate a cross-sector look at each topic. You may elect to nominate a co-presenter from another sector, or we can put a team together. A small amount of advance preparation for this team approach will be facilitated by NEOSEC prior to the Summit so that presenters are all on the same page.

Sponsored by:
New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative, New England Aquarium, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Northeastern University Marine Science Center

Planning Committee: 
Heather Deschenes, chair and Corrine Steever (New England Aquarium), Bob Chen (UMass Boston), Carole McCauley and Val Perini (Northeastern University), Pam DiBona (Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program), Holly Morin (Univer

* 1. Name

* 2. Affiliation

* 3. Email address

* 4. List your proposed title (there will be opportunity to revise this before the event)

* 5. Please enter an abstract or short description of your proposed presentation

* 6. Each Essential Principle of Ocean Literacy has several Fundamental Concepts. The Fundamental Concepts for Principle #2 are listed above. Please select the concept your presentation best fits under.

* 7. We are planning for presentations in several formats including posters, breakouts, and lightning talks. Do you have a strong preference for one format over another? Please select all formats you would consider. We will do our best to accommodate, and appreciate your flexibility.

* 8. The presenter understands that they will be responsible for conference registration costs. 

* 9. The event will feature a trivia session. Please suggest any number of interesting questions that could be part of the trivia event that relate to your research/presentation. You don’t need to provide the answer yet, we can follow up to get answers on any questions selected for inclusion.

* 10. Do you have any recommendations on who else we should be asking to present? Please provide contact information with any recommendatons.