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Scenes from The University of Rhode Island

Opportunity for Marine Educators:

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

The Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME) Association
and the URI Office of Marine Programs present a special opportunity for marine educators

"Deep Sea Exploration and Ocean Literacy"
Dr. Robert Ballard
Corless Auditorium, URI's Narragansett Bay Campus
Thursday, February 1, 2007, 4:30 - 7 pm

Pre-Registration required. Download registration form. Additional mail-in registration forms are available at http://www.seneme.org. Seating limited to 175. Registration deadline, January 25, 2007.

Dr. Robert Ballard, best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, is sharing his expedition experiences in hopes of inspiring young people to pursue learning in science, math, and technology through exploration and discovery. For the last eighteen years he has invited students from around the world to join him, through the real time connection of tele-presence. The students witnessed, while he and his team of researchers pioneered the use of advanced deep-water archeological technology, which amazes the imagination. In this presentation, Dr. Ballard will discuss his most recent expeditions and address how using the ocean as a teaching tool can meet the National Science Education Standards and Local Standards as well as build ocean literacy for current and future generations. Dr. Robert Ballard is President of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut and Director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography.