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NMEA 2017 Conference - Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops

All workshops will be held in the Geology Department building at the College of Charleston on Sunday, June 25 in both the morning and afternoon. Transportation to and from the Charleston Marriott and the College of Charleston will be provided to presenters and attendees. Workshop times and durations vary, so please see descriptions below for full details. Fees cover all workshop materials. Workshops may be added and purchased during NMEA 2017 Conference Registration.

For more information, please contact NMEA 2017 Speakers Committee Chair, Karen Fuss at


Visualizing Change

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Cost: $65
Facilitated by Seattle Aquarium

The Visualizing Change project developed and tested four Visual Narratives about climate and ocean change using NOAA data visualizations. The narrative topics include the Climate-Ocean Connection, Ocean Acidification, Extreme Weather, and Sea Level Rise. Examining the development of these narratives shows how strategically-framed narrative structure can help our audiences understand complex global conservation issues. This is a full day workshop and will include lunch.  


Inspiring Action Around Our Changing Ocean: Solution-based Conversations and Curriculum

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Cost: $50
Facilitated by NOAA Ocean Acidification Program and EarthEcho International

This workshop provides participants with an overview of the latest ocean acidification science and project-based classroom resources exploring ocean acidification as a global challenge. Participants will learn the keys to develop effective messages that allow audiences to access actionable solutions. Formal and informal educators will gain digital resources, hands-on activities, and demonstrations to support student-driven action that helps communities adapt to the effects of ocean acidification.


Educators Informing Public Perceptions of Aquaculture Across the Atlantic and Beyond

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Cost: $50
Facilitated by NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

The NMEA 2017 Aquaculture Education Public Perception Workshop will bring a largely U.S. perspective to build upon the success of the EMSEA 2016 Workshop and to inform the transatlantic ocean literacy process on public perceptions of aquaculture, thus continuing to inform dialog and discussions on both sides of the Atlantic about aquaculture and defining paths towards enhancing awareness of aquaculture as not only environmentally and economically sustainable, but also as a means of ocean conservation.


Using Google Earth to Conduct Coastal Change Research

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Cost: $50
Facilitated by College of Charleston Geology Department 

Google Earth is a powerful mapping and image tool. Using GE’s historic imagery, students can examine coastal change through time. They can also quantify change using the path and measurement tools. In this workshop, you’ll do a mini-research study of the SC coast!



Data in the Classroom: New Tools for Engaging Students with Data

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Cost: $50
Facilitated by NOAA

This workshop will introduce Data in the Classroom’s new online learning platform and data exploration tools, just completed and launched in Spring 2017. Presenters will introduce the new online lessons and demonstrate how the curriculum’s unique scaffolding can help students develop skills to access and use online data, ultimately allowing students the opportunity to think and act like scientists. Attendees are asked to bring a laptop to the workshop. 



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NMEA (National Marine Educators Association) 2017 Annual Conference