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NMEA at NSTA 2017 in Los Angeles and looking ahead to NSTA 2018

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Thursday, March 23, 2017
Updated: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Are you attending the annual National Science Teachers Association conference in Los Angeles next week? Don't miss our Share-a-thon and track of sessions on Thursday! 

You can find us at Petree Hall D in the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 30 and a quick view of our schedule is below. For more details, download our flyer

Also, are you thinking about attending or presenting at the 2018 NSTA Annual Conference in Atlanta next year? We will be hosting a "Track of Sessions" at the conference once again and we are hoping you will submit a proposal! Download this Word document for full details >

NMEA at NSTA 2017 - March 30 Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
A Whale of a Tale Share-A-Thon

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Aquaponics Toward Urban Sustainability, Linda Chilton

11:00 a.m. - Noon
Sharks4Kids, Leann Winn

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
Teach Marine Biology instead of biology to NGSS & Common Core Standards, Mark Friedman

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Discovering the World of Aquaculture with K-5 students, Carla Scocchi, Laurie Bragg, Laura Wilson, and Sarah Sparks

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tagging and Tracking Sharks – What’s your hypothesis?, Jessie Kastler

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
Students study the seas; in-classroom STEM oceanography projects inspire global awareness and science literacy, Dick Baldwin


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In Nashville for NSTA 2016? Join us on Thursday for our Share-a-thon & sessions

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Are you attending NSTA's annual conference in Nashville, Tenn.? Join us on Thursday, March 31, in the Davidson Bay of Music City Center for our Share-a-Thon and sessions! 

Here's our schedule:

8:00-9:00 Whale of a Tale Share-a-thon with NMEA Chapters

9:30-10:30 Oil Spill Research: a microcosm for understanding how science works
Jessica Kastler, Program Development Coordinator, Marine Education Center, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory & Outreach Coordinator, GoMRI CONCORDE


11:00 – 12:00 Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time

12:30-1:30 Starting a STEM Program In Your School On Next to Nothing
Lisa Wininger, Plainwell Middle School STEM Academy

2:00-3:00 Ocean Literacy: Identifying constructs that go beyond content knowledge
Dr. Timothy Goodale,Program Coordinator MAT in STEM Education, North Carolina State University

3:30-4:30 Kelp Forests: A Free eBook for iPads AND Conservation and Children
Joey Lehnard, Senior Education Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium

FYI - the Call for Presenters for sessions at the 2017 NSTA conference in Los Angeles, Calif., will go out right after this year's event! 


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NMEA at NSTA 2015 in Chicago

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference in Chicago!

Our Board of Directors had a productive mid-year meeting at the Lincoln Park Zoo, who were wonderful hosts! We hosted the Whale of a Tale Share-a-thon for teachers the following morning at the NSTA conference, with many of our chapters hosting tables with fun activities and useful organizational information.

The Share-a-thon was followed by a full day of educational sessions, with many focusing on Great Lakes literacy. These showcased our GLEAMS chapter- the Great Lakes Educators of Aquatic and Marine Sciences.

Enjoy a few photos of the festivities below - then check out more on our Facebook page here > 














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We're heading to Chicago!

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Saturday, March 7, 2015

NSTA Share-a-thonWe're heading to the Windy City for the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference!

Our Board of Directors will be Chicago-bound to conduct their annual mid-year meeting on Wednesday, March 11, at the Lincoln Park Zoo, who has graciously offered to host the gathering. Then on Thursday, March 12, our chapters will offer a fun-filled day of NMEA-hosted workshops, including quick make-and-take activities for teachers! 

This Whale of a Tale Share-a-thon is always a large draw for teachers at the NSTA conferences. Each of our chapters hosts a table to provide activities and organizational information to attending teachers.

Afterwards, we are looking forward to another great day of workshops - with many focusing on Great Lakes literacy. This event will also be a tremendous opportunity to increase interest in our GLEAMS chapter- the Great Lakes Educators of Aquatic and Marine Sciences. NSTA Share-a-thon

Current members and individuals who are interested in learning more about NMEA are encouraged to stop by the McCormick Place Convention Center on Thursday to join in the learning. The room opens at 8 a.m. for the Share-a-thon, which will be followed by hour-long sessions until 6 p.m. Follow the NMEA signs and look for the door decorations provided by our GLEAMS chapter!

Session Schedule for NSTA Chicago 2015

8 to 9 a.m. Whale of a Tale Share-a-thon with Lauren Rader and NMEA Chapters

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Great Lakes Literacy ... Coming Soon to a Classroom near You with Lyndsey Manzo, Kristin TePas, Cynthia Hagley, and Terri Hallesy

11 a.m. to Noon Creatively Engaging Middle School in the science of Ocean
Acidification with Perrin Chick

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Climate Expedition: Exploring Local Impacts of a Global Issue with Lyndsey Manzo

2 to 3 p.m. Set Sail with GLEAMS! with Lyndsey Manzo and Brandon Mullins

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Ocean for Life: A cross roads of Western and Middle Eastern students learning about one global ocean with Tracy Hajduk, Kate Thompson, and Clare Fackler

5 to 6 p.m. Ocean 180 Video Challenge: Bringing Ocean Scientists to a Classroom Near You with Laura Diedrick

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