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									The Newsletter of the Texas Marine Education Association


Dolphin Talk
January 2009
                                                             Come Join Us!
                                              You Are Invited!
                                  TMEA Planning Meeting January 31, 2009
                                   1 pm to 5 pm at UTMSI, Port Aransas.
Join the Executive Board at a planning meeting at the Visitors’ Center at UTMSI in
Port Aransas. The meeting is open to all members who wish to come and help plan out
a very important year. We need to plan TMEA’s contribution to CAST in Galveston
November 2009, as well as finalize workshop proposals.
If you wish to spend the night in the dorm, contact John Williams cell- 361.739.3813
john.williams@mail.utexas.edu The night of Jan 31st is $16 per person, per night and you
must bring your own blanket and towel.

Contact TMEA President Trish Lowe if you have suggestions for the agenda.
patrish@gvtc.com


                                                                                  2009 TMEA Officers
                                                                      Past-President Mark Stamp, left,
                                                                      President Trish Lowe, center,
                                                                      President-Elect Marolyn Smith, right,
                                                                      at the TMEA booth at CAST Ft. Worth.




Inside This Issue                                                                    Page
San Angelo Workshop/CAST 08                                                                2
Coastal Wetlands Workshop ..................................................... 3
Student Scholarship Recipient/Hoodies Are Back .................... 4
Rubber Duckies ....................................................................... 5-6
GISP After Ike ........................................................................... 7
Armada Project/Whalenet Teacher Opportunities .................... 8
NMEA/TMEA Officer Information .......................................... 9
San Angelo Workshop Agenda ................................................ 10
Workshop Registration Form ................................................... 11
Membership Application .......................................................... 12           See page 3 for more Rockport
                                                                                               workshop photos.


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      JOIN US IN SAN ANGELO MARCH 27, 28, & 29, 2009
                     for “A river runs through it”
      The Colorado River and its
                    tributaries
        “What happens in West Texas does not stay in West Texas”

Join The Texas Marine Education Association in San Angelo for the first part of a multi-
part workshop to study the movement of water through the Colorado River watershed system
from its headwaters down to where it empties into Matagorda Bay. This workshop is
designed to help teachers of all disciplines gain a better understanding of how we impact the
world of water in many ways.

The first stop of this tour will develop an understanding of the ecology, history, usage, and
problems of water in West Texas. During this workshop the group, with the help of the
UCRA, will explore the Concho River, a tributary of the Colorado River, and Lake
Nasworthy. We hope to see you there!

Fall 2009- Explore the Colorado River and the Lakes around Austin – TBA

Spring 2010-Explore the mouth of the Colorado River and Matagorda Bay- TBA

To register for this workshop fill out the Registration Form on page 11 or
check our website: http://statweb.org/TMEA/

        See the Detailed Tentative Agenda of This Workshop on Page 10
                    TMEA at CAST- Fort Worth November 6-8th.
TMEA President, Mark Stamp led another great marine geology fieldtrip with 38 participants eagerly
grubbing fossils and rocks from the marine strata in the Fort Worth area. Some even suggested camping out
so they could get an early start on the outcrops the next day. The TMEA Strand contained a full complement
of workshops. TMEA Strand presenters were Greg McDonald, Gina Diseldorf, Marolyn Smith, Rick Tinnin,
and John Williams. Many “old salts” manned the TMEA Affiliates booth in the exhibit hall. Special thanks
go to Cindy Ross and Mark Stamp for transport, design, and set up of the TMEA booth in the exhibit hall.
They were assisted in the set up by Jack Clason and Luz Tellez. A big thanks to all those members who
spent time manning the booth, signing up new members and passing out over 300 copies of the Dolphin Talk
Special Edition. Forty members joined or renewed their membership through registration for CAST. Fifteen
more joined or renewed at the booth.




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At the annual business meeting and luncheon, Trish Lowe assumed the office of President, Marolyn Smith
was elected as President-elect, and Luz Tellez was re-elected as Treasurer. Jill Veatch will serve as Secretary
for one more year. Mark Stamp was thanked for his contributions during the past two years.




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                         Exploring the Coastal Wetlands of Texas
                                               On September 26-28, 2008 TMEA members experienced
                                               a great workshop in Rockport and Port Aransas: Jay
                                               Tarkington, Director of the Aquatic Education Program at
                                               Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Center for Coastal
                                               Studies took twenty participants on a cruise of Aransas Bay
                                               aboard the 36 foot Ed Rachal R/V Wetland Explorer.

                                                While visiting a
                                                nature preserve
                                                and his newly
completed stilt-house on the Intracoastal Waterway, Jay explained
the changing ecology of the mid coast and the history of the area.
After a fabulous hamburger lunch hosted by Jay at a local marina,
Jay took us all kayaking in Rockport. The day ended with a social
and shrimp boil on the motel grounds, thanks to past TMEA
president, John Williams. On Sunday, workshop participants
toured the newly completed Wetland Education Center at UTMSI.
Be sure to visit our web page for photos of the workshop at
http://statweb.org/TMEA/


                                                                                  Jay explains the
                                                                                  adaptations of a black
                                                                                  mangrove stem to Steve
                                                                                  and Pam Alexander.




  Above: The group had time to bird watch, beach comb, and wade the clear
  waters in the grass flats on a perfect day for a fieldtrip.
  Below: Chef John Williams serves up his fantastic shrimp boil.




                                           Participants enjoyed a tour of the newly completed and
                                           extraordinary Wetlands Education Center located on the
                                           UTMSI campus. TMEA wishes to congratulate and thank
                                           Dr. Rick Tinnin for his vision, dedication and leadership
                                           that made this dream a reality.

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                            2008 Student Scholarship Recipient
        Kai Drinnen of Dickinson, TX was the TMEA student scholarship recipient for summer 2008. Kai
requested the scholarship funds to attend SCUBA Camp, a week-long Junior PADI Scuba certification
program, offered by Sport Divers in Webster, TX.
        Kai, whose name is the Hawaiian word for sea, has always been fascinated by
water and has a hard time staying out of it. As long as anyone can remember, Kai has
wanted to get Scuba certified so that some day he can pursue a career involving marine
life. Next summer he hopes to join the youth volunteer program at the Aquarium at
Moody Gardens.
        Thanks to the TMEA scholarship award and diligent schoolwork, Kai earned
enough to pay for the camp and get his start-up Scuba gear. He can hardly wait to get
underwater again!
                                       Kai’s first dive in the 288 Lake in Pearland,
                                       Texas.
For Scholarship Applications visit the TMEA web page at http://www.statweb.org/TMEA/ and click on
Student or Teacher Scholarships for information and a Grant Form.


                  The Hoodies Are Back! The Hoodies Are Back!
Did you miss out on getting a hoodie last year?
Have you lost yours?
Is it all yucky after mucking in the wetlands?

The TMEA Hoodies Are Back! We have reordered
hoodies to help you get ready for the cold Texas
winter and also great for too cold summer AC. This
year, the hoodies are black or grey with silver
letters on the TMEA logo.

If you would like a new hoodie, send a check to
Nathan for $25. He will bring it to the next TMEA      President-Elect Marolyn Smith
meeting/workshop or mail it. Sizes available:          wears her new black hoodie at the
Black- 6 Medium, 5 Large; Grey-12 Medium, 11           TMEA booth at CAST-Ft. Worth.
Large. You’ll definitely need one this year! Cold winters follow big hurricanes!
Please send a check made out to TMEA to Nathan Veatch, 15135 McConn St.,
Webster, TX, 77598 with your quantity, color and size. Or include it with your San
Angelo registration check.




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                                             Rubber Ducky
                                               by Diane Humes

Rubber Ducky, you're the one,
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Rubber Ducky, I'm awfully fond of you…by Jeff Moss

                                        Those darling duckies are at it again! In September 2008, while we
                                        here in Houston-Galveston were somewhat distracted by Hurricane
                                        Ike, Dr. Alberto Behar from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory was
                                        sending a team of 90 yellow toy ducks into meltwater fissures in the
                                        Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland to find out where the water is
                                        going and what this might portend for sea level change caused by
                                        melting glaciers. In other words, can anyone determine whether the
                                        meltwater is acting to separate the Greenland Icecap from its
                                        bedrock foundation? Although the ducks have not yet reappeared, it
is hoped that they may be able to help track the changes to the Greenland ice, which has measurably lost
mass since 1997. This is important because world sea level is predicted to rise 24 feet if all the Greenland
ice melts - an uncomfortable position for most of the world’s population, including us.

Dr. Behar and JPL needed a low-budget and tested alternative to his robotic device. And chose – bath toys!
Rubber duckies became explorers for science the first time in 1992, when a container ship en route from
China to the U.S. lost part of its load in a storm in the northern Pacific Ocean. One shipping container
ruptured, sending nearly 29,000 plastic bath toys – yellow ducks, green frogs, blue turtles, and red beavers –
overboard. Ocean currents, winds, and wave action propelled the toys around the globe and they became a
tracking tool for oceanographers. Tough enough to bathe with two-year olds, the ducks have survived four
and five trips around the North Pacific Subpolar Gyre and been found in Australia, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Others traveled through the Bering Sea, under the North Pole, entered the North Atlantic Ocean and washed
up in Maine and Scotland. Toys found after 16 years in water and ice are often punctured, worn, and
discolored; ducks and beavers are now bleached white, while the turtles and frogs are still blue and green.

Bathtub toys are not the only items to be lost overboard during trans-oceanic shipping. Global
manufacturing firms ship more than 100 million containers around the world every year. A small (8-foot by
40-foot) container can hold 58,000 pounds of cargo and 10,000 containers are lost at sea each year. This
translated into approximately 61,000 Nike shoes lost in 1990 and 34,000 hockey gloves, shin guards, and
chest protectors in 1994, in the Pacific Ocean, and 5 million Lego blocks in 2000 in the Atlantic, whose
movements have been studied. The shoes washed up on beaches all along the West Coast of the U.S.,
prompting people to organize to help each other locate matching shoes. Sneakers can apparently float for 10
years at sea, if you can just find a proper pair!

These “accidental experiments” have actually proved useful to oceanographers tracking ocean currents and
the effects of wind and wave. After all, scientists have been dropping bottles in the ocean since 1846 in
order to learn about ocean currents, although they now tend to use floating buoys and satellite tracking. The
recovery rate for bottles, toys, or sneakers is very low – 1 or 2% - so, the lost cargoes have provided many
additional data points to the traditional MIBs - Messages in Bottles.

Many inhabitants of the world’s oceans are wanderers and floaters. Many animal species have larval forms
that drift with wind and current. Young sea turtles drift in the sargassum for the first three to five years of


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their lives. Plant seeds also drift on ocean currents; sea beans
have been capable of floating around the ocean for 30 years and
may still be viable. Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer has studied the
flotsam of the ocean and tracked the sea beans, baby turtles,
rubber duckies, and Nike shoes since 1966. His modeling of
ocean currents allows him to predict where a floating object will
be headed. For example, Dr. Ebbesmeyer predicts that the
Legos spilled in the Atlantic in 2000 are drifting north into the
Arctic Ocean and will traverse the Northwest Passage, arriving
on beaches in Alaska in 2012 and Washington State in 2020.
So, keep your eyes open.

Researchers in flotsam science have used other floatables to study ocean currents to try to trace invasive
species (or colonizers, depending on your perspective) and oil spills. In 1979 plastic discs were scattered to
study oil spills at Prudhoe Bay, some of which are still being found on Alaskan beaches; now biodegradable
drift cards are used. If a 1% recovery rate holds true for whatever floats or spills into the ocean, you could
expect 10,000 gallons of oil to wash up on the beach after an oil spill of a million gallons, in the opinion of
Dr. Ebbesmeyer. These are sobering numbers, but we now have the ability to predict quantity and location,
thanks to all the experiments deliberate and impromptu. All the junk in the ocean is disheartening and
detrimental, but also has a story to tell. So, let’s hear it for the shoes and little yellow duckies, especially
next time you go beachcombing.




Sources:
Ebbesmeyer, Curtis C. “Beachcombing Science from Bath Toys.”
Ebbesmeyer, Curtis C. and W. James Ingraham, Jr. “Pacific Toy Spill Fuels Ocean Current Pathways
       Research.” EOS, Vol. 7, No. 2, October 1994, pp. 7-9, 14.
Hotz, Robert Lee. “The Sober Science of Migrating Rubber Duckies.” Science Journal. 11/14/2008.
       http://www.careerjournal.com/article/SB122660041840925005.html
Podsada, Janice. “Lost Sea Cargo: Beach Bounty or Junk?” National Geographic.com.news 6/19/2001.

Elementary teachers, do you remember Eric Carle’s 10 Little Rubber Ducks which was inspired by the
aforementioned lost shipping container? Harper Collins Publishers, 2005. $19.99.

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                       Galveston Island State Park Beaches Post-Ike
                                             by Steve Alexander
                                 Photos Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

      On Saturday, October 4, 2008 three weeks post-Ike, I traveled with Dr. Tom Linton’s wetlands class
to Galveston Island State Park to view bayside changes produced by the hurricane. Oddly, not much had
changed.
      Although cattails and a few upland plants didn’t do well in the saltwater surge, the inhabitants of the
salt marsh, and the salt marsh itself, appear unchanged. Standing on the shore of Lake Como, the scene
appeared as I had seen it many times before, with cordgrass swaying in the wind, periwinkles clinging to
grass stems, and fiddler crabs picking at the mud.
                                                  Unfortunately, this cannot be said for the beach side of the
                                                  state park. I saw the front side on Wednesday, October 15,
                                                  four weeks post-Ike. I parked at Mary Jean Hayden’s
                                                  house* and walked west toward the park. Although I knew
                                                  it wouldn’t be a pleasant site, I was unprepared for what I
                                                  saw.
                                                  The beach is now gone. Some 300-plus feet of sand has
                                                  been removed. The dunes and their vegetation are now
                                                  gone. Both beach and dunes were completely stripped
                                                  away by Ike’s storm surge.

      All the over-the-dune walkways are gone as
well. Nothing remains. Waves now wash ashore along
the edge of the parking lots, restrooms, covered picnic
tables, and park headquarters. Piles of debris litter the
entire area and fill the structures that remain, including
the inside of park headquarters. Right now
I know firsthand the effort and hours that were
required to clean the small area we call home in Bayou
Vista. After seeing the beach side of the state park, I
think it safe to say that it will take much time and a
monumental effort to restore the beach many of us
knew to the way she was pre-Ike.

                                                                                     * TMEA members will
                                                                                     remember spending time
                                                                                     at Mary Jean’s house on
                                                                                     West Beach Galveston
                                                                                     Island on September 10,
                                                                                     2005, after visiting the
                                                                                     Cephalopod Lab.

                                                                                     Left: Photo by Steve
                                                                                     Alexander




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                                  ARMADA Project
                    Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers
        The University of Rhode Island's Office of Marine Programs is now accepting applications for the
ARMADA Project- Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers. The ARMADA Project, funded by
the National Science Foundation, provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to actively participate in ocean,
polar, and environmental science research and peer mentoring.
        Selected Master Teachers (with five or more years teaching experience) are paired with leading
scientists and participate in shipboard, field, or laboratory research. Research experiences will take place
during the summer, although there may be opportunities during the school year. Upon completion of their
research experience, Master Teachers develop ways to bring the fruits of their research experiences,
including scientific data, methodologies, and technology into their classrooms. They share their experiences
by mentoring new teachers in their school district and by presenting their results at the National Science
Teachers Association National Conventions.
        The ARMADA Project has placed teachers in research experiences all over the world. Past
experiences include taking part in the largest North Pacific humpback whale study in the waters off the
coast of Alaska, investigating the impacts of global change in the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic,
monitoring and assessing tidal creeks in South Carolina, studying the impact of human activity on dusky
dolphins in New Zealand, identifying foraging behaviors of Antarctic Crabeater Seals, water circulation
studies in the Norwegian Sea, and a variety of ecosystem monitoring projects in the Bay of Fundy,
Narragansett Bay, Gulf of Maine, Stellwagen Bank, Western Shelf of Florida, Sargasso Sea, Bahamas,
Alaska, and Block Island Sound. See www.armadaproject.org for more information on past research
experiences.
        Application deadline is February 9, 2009 For more information about teacher qualifications,
responsibilities, and to download an application see the ARMADA Project
website www.armadaproject.org or contact Andrea Kecskes at 401-874-6211 or armada@gso.uri.edu.
              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


                                                    WhaleNet!
WhaleNet-Interactive Education Resources are still available FREE at http://whale.wheelock.edu
 

             WhaleNet disseminates educational resources focusing on marine concepts for use with your existing
curriculum.
 We have eight marine animals satellite tagged and running right now.
 1) WhaleNet has online real-
time and archived satellite tracking data of seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles. You can use this to
learn about habitat use, migration, feeding patterns, natural histories, and critical habitats. Students, for example, can
research behaviors of various species, different genders of the same species, and movements at different times of year.
(http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/stop_cover.html)
 Research and learn about the rarest whale in American
waters.
 2) WhaleNet has 11 years of North Atlantic Right Whale sighting data from the calving grounds in the
Florida/Georgia areas to the feeding grounds off of New England and Canada for your educational use.
(http://whale.wheelock.edu/rightwhale/)
 
 Erden is on land right now but he will continue his
circumnavigation of the planet when the monsoon season ends.
 3) You can follow Erden as he rows from
California to Australia in his quest to circumnavigate the world using only human powered vehicles. Projects
and information are available on site. Your students can even participate in academic contests in writing,
mathematics, and navigation skills. (http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/Erden/)
 
 BUILD YOU OWN
WHALE 
 4) You can also bring a whale to your school. You and your students can build your own 17 meter by 2.5
meter inflatable whale that the students can enter and use to learn about surface area, volume, air pressure and more.

 (http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/LucyPage.html)
 
 WhaleNet contains images and movies from actual
research, curriculum units, information on various species, behaviors, sounds, etc. Stop in to see what you can find
and use. WhaleNet was initiated in 1993 with funding from the National Science Foundation and is sponsored by
Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts. 
 Michael Williamson,
 Director-WhaleNet
 voice: 617.879.2256


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Visit our website http://statweb.org/TMEA/ and take links to: The National Marine Educators Association
(NMEA) http://WWW.marine-ed.org/ and to The Bridge http://www.vims.edu/bridge/, Ocean Sciences
Education Teacher Resource Center for the latest is lesson plans, activities and links to neat stuff.

TMEA is an affiliate of NMEA and many of our members attend the conferences held in June/July. The
next NMEA conference will be held June 29- July 3, 2009 • Monterrey Bay, California. With lectures
from world-renowned experts, fieldtrips with the host chapter to the best places, and socials that give you an
opportunity to enjoy new and old friends, this NMEA experience is not to be missed! Take the NMEA09
button on the TMEA web page to find out more about the 2009 conference.

Visit the TMEA Website http://www.statweb.org/TMEA/              See our newsletter and check out a photo
album our recent activies. Check it out!

As a TMEA member, you will receive periodic updates from the TMEA News Google
Group. Right now TMEAers are urged to look at the first draft of the proposed Science
TEKS posted at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/scienceTEKS.html and submit their comments.
                                              TMEA OFFICERS

President Trish Lowe                                    patrish@gvtc.com
President-Elect Marolyn Smith                           msmith2014@austin.rr.com
Past-President Mark Stamp                               stampm@pearlandisd.org
Secretary Jill Veatch                                   jill15@swbell.net
Treasurer Luz Tellez                                    jr6401@sbcglobal.net lucero1946@aol.com
NMEA Chapter Rep Pam Stryker                            pam.stryker@earthlink.net
Web Master Roger Stryker                                rogerstryker@mac.com
Dolphin Talk Nathan Veatch, Editor Jill Veatch, Proofreader    nveatch@swbell.net

Do you have marine-related news or classroom activities that you are willing to share with
other marine educators? Would you like to make comments or suggestions for improving the
Dolphin Talk or TMEA? This is a joint effort, let us hear from you!

                      Deadline for Articles                          Publication Dates
                      February 15                                          March 1
                      May 15                                               June 1
                      August 1                                             August 15
                      December 1                                           December 15



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                          “A river runs through it”
                     The Colorado River and its tributaries
                                   First leg
            “What happens in West Texas does not stay in West Texas”
                   March 27, 28-29, 2009 San Angelo, Texas
                                        TENTATIVE AGENDA
Friday, March 27, 2009 - Intro, Mixer, and tour of Old Town San Angelo.
4:00 pm - Pre-Tour – Meet at Oaks and Concho Street ML Leddy Parking Lot
              M.L. Leddy Boot Company: One of the World’s most famous boot maker Kelley Smith
              Eggemeyers General Store: Wow! The only way to describe this one of a kind store.
              Legend Jewelers – Home of the Famous Concho Pearl Jewelry SACVB
              Ms. Hatties Bordello Museum SACVB
5:30 pm - Park and Meet on Oaks street across from Ft. Concho at Texas Dept. of H. Services
              UCRA Education Center and Concho River River Walk For an overview of Weekend. UCRA
              Fort Concho National Historic Landmark – The best preserved frontier fort in the US. SACVB
              Dinner at Ms. Hatties – Famous Bordello turned restaurant. Meal tab on participant. SACVB

Saturday March 28– The South Concho River and Lake Nasworthy
8:00 am – Leave for Head of the River Ranch
9:00 am – Arrive Head of the River Ranch UCRA
              Discussion on ecology, geology, and history of the springs.
              Sampling water at the springs
              Sampling the ecology at the springs
              Journal entries
11:00 am – Arrive Concho River Bridge Christoval for more water sampling along with a study of macro
              and micro invertebrates. UCRA

Lunch set up in the nearby park. Hot dogs, chips, drinks. Stone Arbor Training Stables

1:00 pm –     The San Angelo Nature Center and Lake Nasworthy for lake water sampling and a tour of
              the Nature Center. Michael Price, SA Nature Center.
2:00 pm –     Stop at National Weather Service for an informative talk on the National Weather Service
              and their role in understanding water in the area. Jason Johnson, Senior Hydrologist, NWS
2:45 pm –     Lake Nasworthy, Kayaking (MLoving) or nature hike. SA Lake and Park Police or Game Warden
              with boat will talk to us at launch point on their role in water management. tba

5:30 pm –     Head Back to Hotel
7:00 pm –     Supper, meeting, Auction, Guest Speaker, Dr. Rob Dean Educational Coordinator Big Bend
              National Park Water and Geology specialist, National Parks Service. Rio Grande. Location
              TBA, dinner (fajitas-chicken and beef) TMEA auction.
Sunday March 29–    UCRA Storm Water Management Municipal Project.
9:00 am –  Storm Water drainage experimentation and wetland ponds. Macro and micro sampling.
           UCRA Plot info into journals. Hand out certificates of completion for CEU’s
12:00 pm – Workshop Ends. Leave San Angelo for the rest of Texas
Cost and Agenda are tentative until February 15, 2009.

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                                           REGISTRATION FORM
                   SAN ANGELO MARCH 27, 28, & 29, 2009
                          “A river runs through it”
            The Colorado River and its
                   tributaries

Name:

Title/Affiliation:

Grade level(s) and Subject(s) you work with:

Home Address:

City/State/Zip:

Home Phone:                                    Cell Phone:

E-mail address:
         (Required for workshop confirmation notice. Home email address preferred because some
districts block emails.)

Registration Deadline: March 6, 2009- Enrollment limited to 30.
(You are not registered until Nathan receives your check!)
Registration Fee: $35 for TMEA members (includes tours, fieldtrip, social and auction
Saturday evening and Sunday tour.) Cost and Agenda are tentative until February 15, 2009.

NEW TMEA member/Renewing TMEA member $45 _______
Which newsletter delivery do you prefer?       ____ email notification/web-based ____ US mail copy

Inn of the Conchos - $55.95 a night / full breakfast
Contact the Motel and reserve your room with your credit card. http://www.inn-of-the-
conchos.com/      1-800-621-6041

Make registration check payable to: Texas Marine Education Association
Mail registration form, and check to:
Nathan Veatch, TMEA Newsletter Editor
15135 McConn St.
Webster, TX 77598-1817

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For More Info: email nveatch@swbell.net




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Dolphin Talk, TMEA NEWSLETTER
Luz Tellez, TMEA Treasurer
       607 Beckman
       Alice, TX 78332




                                       Membership Form TMEA and/or NMEA
Name _______________________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip ________________________________________________________________

Hm (____) __________________________                 Wk/Cell (____) _________________________

E-mail _____________________________________________
Which newsletter delivery do you prefer? ____ email notification/web-based OR                         ____ US mail copy
Your TMEA membership includes a quarterly newsletter, Dolphin Talk, meetings throughout the year, including an annual meeting
at C.A.S.T., plus opportunities for tours, field trips, and workshops.
Your NMEA membership includes a subscription to Current, The Journal of Marine Education, a quarterly newsletter, and a national
conference.

___ Joint TMEA ($10) / NMEA ($35)
___ TMEA ($10)
___ NMEA ($40 w/o TMEA)
___ FAMILY: active members receiving only one set of mailings per household. 1 year--$65
___ New Member

Make check out to TMEA for TMEA membership only. A separate check made out to NMEA will be forwarded if national
membership is desired. Mail with this form to:   Luz Tellez, TMEA Treasurer, 607 Beckman, Alice, TX 78332
If the date on your address label is highlighted, it is time to mail in your dues!
Has your home or email address changed? Please fill out and mail in the form above, so that we may keep our records current.




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