May 2009 Teacher Workshop



Professional Development Workshop for Educators at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution:  Pollution in Marine and Terrestrial Environments
Friday May 8, 2009, 9:30-2:00
I. “Plastics in the ocean: science and potential student experiments” by Dr. Christopher Reddy, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, WHOI

II. “How animals defend themselves against pollutants: the chemical ‘defensome’ ” by Dr. Jed Goldstone, Biology Department, WHOI
- Join us for insight into the problem of coastal and terrestrial plastics pollution,
- learn how students can do experiments to study the problem in your area,
- discover animals’ genetic mechanisms to deal with environmental contaminants

Registration: $30, breakfast and lunch provided.
Checks payable to WHOI. Sorry, no purchase orders.
Mail to: Kathy Patterson, WHOI, MS # 16, Woods Hole, MA 02543.
Registration deadline: May 1, 2009
Contact: Kathy Patterson,, 508-289-2700, or
Kate Madin,, 508-289-3539