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Webinar Recap: Ocean Literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Thursday, March 20, 2014

We were thrilled to have over 100 participants join us last week for an online update on what's new with Ocean Literacy efforts. 

The webinar, presented by the NMEA Ocean Literacy team, focused on how ocean sciences play a more prominent role in the Next Generation Science Standards and new curricula that's now available to support the NGSS goals. 

Missed it? No problem - here's a recoding! 

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A variety of scholarships available for our annual conference

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Monday, March 3, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Did you know that we offer variety of scholarships to provide financial support for educators to attend our annual conference? 

There are three different types of scholarships available:

NMEA member-only scholarships: Available for NMEA members in good standing living in the U.S. or abroad.

Expanding Audiences scholarships: Part of a program to recruit and assist individuals from groups underrepresented in science, or those who serve under-represented or under-served audiences, to support qualified individuals to share their expertise, experiences and perspectives through active participation in our annual conference.

Traditional Knowledge scholarships: Created to assist cultural practitioners and experts of indigenous traditional knowledge who are interested in promoting the recognition, understanding, and respect of traditional knowledge and rights as it relates to marine resources and ecosystems. 

All scholarship nominations and applications are due March 15, and notifications will be made by April 15. Check out our scholarships page for full details and application information.   

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Our first newsletter of 2014

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Sunday, March 2, 2014
Updated: Monday, March 3, 2014

Our first newsletter of 2014 is out! It highlights member features available here on our website, an update on our national conference and related scholarships, the latest news on EMSEA14, and our search for a new editor for our peer-reviewed journal, Current. 

Didn't see it in your inbox? No worries, you can access it here, and update your contact email below:


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Seeking an editor for our peer-reviewed journal

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Friday, February 21, 2014
Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2014
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We are currently seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial editor to take the helm of our peer-reviewed member publication, Current: The Journal of Marine Education in this age of digital publishing. Current is published annually up to four times a year.

Download the full position description here >

We will begin reviewing applicants by the end of March and the position will stay open until filled.

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Registration is open for #NMEA14 - join us in Annapolis in July!

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Thursday, February 20, 2014

Registration for our 2014 conference is now open! Join us in historic Annapolis, Md., July 21-25 for great sessions, fun field trips, and incredible networking opportunities!

Our 2014 conference will focus on STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), but will also highlight a variety of other marine and aquatic topics. Keynote and plenary speakers will include Dr. Edith Widder, expert on bioluminescence, deep-sea exploration, and the giant squid, Dr. Michael Wysession, geophysicist and NGSS writing team leader, and Dr. Rita Colwell, biotechnology and public health researcher and former National Science Foundation director.

There will be over 100 sessions in tracks focusing on classroom and informal education, scientific research, administration, NGSS, education research and program evaluation, and arts and culture. There is also an optional "unconference" session on Friday for those who want extended professional development in a less formal setting involving discussions and on-the-fly sharing of the latest topics in education. Additionally, there will be field trips to look for fossils, snorkel, visit the monuments in D.C. and much more.

Scholarships are available to NMEA members, first-time attendees who represent and/or educate those underrepresented in science, and experts in traditional knowledge and rights as it relates to marine systems. The deadline for all scholarships is March 15.

Full registration is a complete package, which includes viewing the keynote and plenary speakers, entrance to the exhibit hall, all concurrent sessions, three lunches and snacks, and entrance to Monday's opening reception at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday's evening event at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Wednesday's banquet and auction at the Loews Annapolis Hotel.

Full registration begins at just $395 for NMEA members and $445 for non-members through April 30!! Day registrations are also available. Register today!

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Go International! The EMSEA14 Call for Papers is Open!

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Thursday, February 6, 2014

Our friends with the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for their second annual conference, EMSEA14,  which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from October 1 to 3.

Guidelines: Presentations will be 15 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes allocated for questions and discussions. There will be three oral sessions:

  • Implementation of marine education in the school curriculum
  • Marine education in museum, aquarium and science center
  • Marine education and outreach

The poster session takes place in an open environment during an allocated period of time. The goal is to provide a climate for dialogue, discussion and networking. The poster should be of A0 portrait format.

Submit your proposals here > 

Deadline is May 1!

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Update - Call for Papers Deadline Extended

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NMEA 2014 logoGreat news! There's still time for you to submit a session for this year's national conference!

The submission deadline has been extended, and proposals are now being accepted through 5 p.m. EST on January 31. You can submit your great session ideas online here >

Remember - there is a track for everyone: classroom and informal educators, researchers, administrators, and program developers. Also, there will be special tracks, including Next Generation Science Standards components, implementation and overcoming obstacles, and an Arts and Culture track!

Those who are selected to present will be notified by March 30 and the list of presentations will be posted online by April 7.

For questions, please contact Ruth Gourley, conference session co-chair, by email here >

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Announcing the Johnette D. Bosarge Memorial Award

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bosarge headshotWe're proud to announce a new award in loving memory of Johnette D. Bosarge, who served as our administrative assistant from 1999-2013.

This is an annual, monetary award in the amount of $500 to be used as the recipient deems appropriate for attending the annual NMEA Conference and/or in the recipient’s formal or informal facility for educational purposes.

A sea star sculpture containing the recipient’s name will also be presented during the Awards Ceremony at the annual NMEA Conference. This award is not based on fiscal need.

Access the full description and application form here >

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2014

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Hotel info for our 2014 conference has been posted

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Thursday, January 16, 2014
2014 Conference Hotel

 

We're excited to have the lovely Loews Annapolis Hotel serve our home base for our 2014 conference!

Situated in historic Annapolis, it is a short walk from sites, shops, and restaurants, and offers wonderful amenities like a complementary fitness center and local shuttle service.

A great rate of only $139/night has been secured for attendees - visit the conference website for full details here > 

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Restore the Gulf with NYSMEA

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Sunday, January 12, 2014

Here's a great opportunity with our New York State Marine Education Association chapter! Head south with them next month and do some hands-on restoration work on the Gulf of Mexico!

When: Feb. 16-20

Where: Louisiana Gulf coast

Full details here >

They're trying to get an approximate headcount together, so please let them know ASAP if you might be interested!


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