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Stellwagen Bank sanctuary will be the focus of the upcoming Boston Harbor Educators Conference on Sept. 29 at UMass Boston. An exciting program of speakers and workshops will address sanctuary resources and research. Click here for a copy of the conference program. To register for the conference, go to Website

Massasoit Community College in Brockton is offering a three-credit undergraduate course that covers sanctuary resources and research. Participants also have the option of auditing the course or attending lectures on a week-by-week basis. Click here for a copy of the course brochure.

Ron Armonath
Sanctuary Volunteer, Ron Armonath, was named the National Volunteer of the Year by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Click here for the press release.

Woods Hole Celebration
Join us in Woods Hole July 19-21 for a program of lectures, exhibits, research vessel tours, music and kids activities.
Click here for a complete schedule of events.
Click here for a list of activities for kids.

SAC Recruitment Announcement
SBNMS is recruiting for the following 11 vacant seats on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Seats include the following:
(2) Education Members;
(1) Education Alternate;
(1) Whalewatching Member;
(2) Fixed Gear Commercial Fishing Member and Alternate;
(2) Business and Industry Member and Alternate;
(2) Diving Member and Alternate;
(1) Youth Alternate seat
DATES: Applications are due by 16 July 2012.
ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066. Telephone 781–545–8026, ext. 201. Completed applications should be sent to the same address or email, or faxed to 781-545-8036.
Download the application. Download the youth seat application.

Schooner Lamartine
Download the press release.

Learn more about the Lamartine.

2012 Art Contest
The sanctuary and Massachusetts Marine Educators have announced the winners of the 2012 K-12 Marine Art Contest. Click here for a copy of the press release. Click here to visit our marine art gallery and view all the winners and honorable mentions

SAC Agenda
7 June 2012   9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
NOAA/NERO Fisheries, Gloucester, MA


Whale Alert App
Click here for information about the new WhaleALERT app to aid mariners and protect right whales which is now available for free.

Sanctuary Seeks New Advisory Council Members
Two New Youth Seats Available

SAC Recruitment Announcement
The sanctuary is seeking applicants for five seats on the advisory council, including two new youth members. Download a press release about this program.
Download the application
Download the youth seat application

Dave Wiley
The sanctuary’s research coordinator, David Wiley, is one of 40 individuals named as a Wildlife Hero in a new book by Julie Scardina and Jeff Flicken.

Download a press release about this important recognition.

20th Anniversary Calendar
The sanctuary is sponsoring, co-sponsoring or participating in a variety of programs throughout the year to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Download a copy of the 2012 calendar.

Download the premiere issue of Stellwagen Bank E–Notes. If you would like to receive notices about new issues, contact and provide your email address.

2012 Art Contest
Download a brochure with contest rules.
An exhibit of 2011 winning artwork is now traveling in the Sanctuary region. Opening March 3 at Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham Visitor Center.

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