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From the Editor - Winter issue of Current is now available online for members

Posted By Jennifer Magnusson, Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Current WInter 2018From the Editors:  We’re excited to bring you another general issue of Current featuring articles by NMEA members from all over the country and overseas to provide new ways to discover the “world of water.” In this issue, you’ll find a variety of engaging articles and activities, including how a week-long STEM summer day camp is helping young students learn more about seafloor exploration, as well as how educators are using tools like digital arts, a marine film series, and the Coriolis force in the classroom to inspire students and teachers—along with many other exciting topics!

Please continue to send in your original manuscripts on research, lessons, resources, or strategies focused on marine education, including science, art, literature, and maritime history. The next deadline for submitting articles for consideration in the Summer 2018 general issue of Current is May 14, 2018. And don’t forget to stay connected to the NMEA by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Access the latest issue of Current—happy reading!

Interested in submitting an article to Current? Guidelines for submissions are available here >

Not a member yet? Join NMEA and receive access to Current, as well as all our other member benefits, here >

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From the Editor - Summer issue of Current is now available online for members

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer 2017 CurrentWe’re excited to bring you another general issue of Current featuring articles by NMEA members from all over the country and overseas to provide new ways to discover the “world of water.”

In this issue, you’ll find a variety of engaging articles and activities, including lessons on how research data in a classroom is supporting student’s learning of complex ecological concepts and improving STEM literacy, a look at a professional development program in Hawaii that explores misconceptions teachers have about ocean literacy, as well as many other exciting topics.

Please continue to send in your original manuscripts on research, lessons, resources, or strategies focused on marine education, including science, art, literature, and maritime history. The next deadline for submitting articles for consideration in the fall/winter 2017 general issue of Current is October 30, 2017. And don’t forget to stay connected to the NMEA by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Access the latest issue of Current—happy reading!

Interested in submitting an article to Current? Guidelines for submissions are available here >

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From the Editor - Fall/Winter issue of Current is now available online for members

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Friday, December 16, 2016

Fall Winter Current 2016We’re excited to bring you another general issue of Current featuring articles by NMEA members from all over the country and overseas to provide new ways to discover the “world of water.” In this issue, you’ll find a variety of engaging articles and activities, including lessons on sources, impacts, and solutions to microplastics, a look at the PolarTREC program from a NMEA member who shares her experiences in the Arctic Circle, as well as many other exciting topics.

Please continue to send in your original manuscripts on research, lessons, resources, or strategies focused on marine education, including science, art, literature, and maritime history!

The next deadline for submitting articles for consideration in the spring/summer 2017 general issue of Current is April 10, 2017. And don’t forget to stay connected to the NMEA by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Members can now access the latest issue of Current here —happy reading!

Interested in submitting an article to Current? Guidelines for submissions are available here >

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From the Editors: Summer issue of Current now available

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Saturday, May 28, 2016

Spring 2016 Current coverWe’re excited to bring you another general issue of Current featuring articles by NMEA members from all over the country and overseas to provide new ways to discover the "world of water.” In this issue, you’ll find a variety of engaging articles and activities, including a collaborative look at women in leadership who share their experiences in advancing science and protecting the ocean. An article on creating and evaluating discussion guides to improve learning experiences at public aquariums, science centers, and other out-of-school learning environments, a hands-on activity exploring environmental and economic impacts through engaging high school students in a mock Town Hall meeting, as well as many other exciting topics.

Please continue to send in your original manuscripts on research, lessons, resources, or strategies focused on marine education, including science, art, literature, and maritime history. The next deadline for submitting articles for consideration in the fall 2016 general issue of Current is September 12, 2016. And don’t forget to stay connected to the NMEA by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Access the latest issue of Current here—happy reading!

Interested in submitting an article to Current? Guidelines for submissions are available here >

Not a member yet? Join NMEA and receive access to Current, as well as all our other member benefits, here >

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Share your ideas, lessons, or research in marine education in our journal!

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Friday, February 19, 2016
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The editors of Current: The Journal of Marine Education are seeking articles for upcoming general issues. The journal features articles on topics related to marine education and the editors seek original manuscripts that describe research, lessons, resources, or strategies for teaching marine and aquatic lessons to a variety of audiences, including science, art, literature, and maritime history.

Please submit manuscripts to the editors electronically for consideration. The deadline for submitting articles for the fall general issue is July 25, 2016.

For information on submitting articles to Current, please visit our Guide for Contributors > 

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From the Editors: Winter issue of Current now available

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Saturday, December 19, 2015

December 2015 issue of CurrentWe’re excited to bring you a special issue of Current supported in part by the University of Georgia Office of Public Service and Outreach and its units in Marine Extension and the Georgia Sea Grant College Program!

In this issue, you’ll find a variety of engaging articles and activities on how "…successful marine education programs are dependent on collaborative work, such as bringing together policy managers, scientists, extension specialists, and commercial shrimpers to manage issues related to Black Gill in shrimp, or implementing citizen science programs to address water quality concerns;” as well as many other exciting topics focused on "…engaging communities, solving problems, and creating effective educational programs.”

Please continue to send in your original manuscripts on research, lessons, resources, or strategies focused on marine education, including science, art, literature, and maritime history. The deadlines for articles for general issues in 2016 are: April 25, July 18, and October 3, 2016. (Update 2/19/16: There will now be two general issues of Current per year. The deadline for submitting articles to the fall general issue is now July 25, 2016.)

And don’t forget to stay connected to the NMEA by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter for the latest news and updates. 

Access the latest issue of Current—happy reading!

Interested in submitting an article to Current? Guidelines for submissions are available here > 

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Not a member yet? Join NMEA and receive access to Current, as well as all our other member benefits, here >

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From the Editor - Fall issue of Current is now available online for members

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Sunday, October 25, 2015
October 2015 Current coverWe’re excited to bring you another general issue of Current featuring articles by members from all over the country and overseas. In this issue, you’ll find a variety of engaging articles and activities, ranging from a program led by California Sea Grant that explores the RESTOR project at Ormond Beach, to hands-on activities highlighting marine debris and its harmful effects on marine organisms, to coral disease research conducted at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, as well as many other exciting topics that provide new ways to discover "the world of water.”

Please continue to send in your original manuscripts on research, lessons, resources, or strategies focused on marine education, including science, art, literature, and maritime history. The deadlines for articles for general issues in 2016 are November 16, 2015, April 25, July 18, and October 3, 2016. And don’t forget to stay connected to the NMEA by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Access the latest issue of Current here —happy reading!

Interested in submitting an article to Current? Guidelines for submissions are available here >

Not a member yet? Join NMEA and receive access to Current, as well as all our other member benefits, here >

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Preview: October issue of Current Journal

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Sunday, October 4, 2015

From the Editor: We’re excited to bring you another digital issue of Current in October, featuring articles by members from all over the country and overseas! Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll discover!

Underserved Youth Current articleUnderserved Youth and an Over-Used Wetland: The RESTOR Project Promotes a Win-Win Relationship at Ormond Beach
By Monique R. Myers
This article explores the RESTOR outdoor project at Ormond Beach, one of the most expansive natural coastal areas remaining in southern California. The program is led by California Sea Grant and provides underserved, multicultural fourth through ninth grade students and their teachers with the opportunity to learn and teach about this local natural refuge.

Activity: Litter isn’t Glitter: Beaches Should Be Clean
By Kelsey R. Cramer, Michele B. Sherman, and Mary Carla Curran
Find hands-on activities designed for middle school students to learn more about marine debris and its harmful effects on marine organisms along with data collected by scientists for students to analyze in the classroom. This activity addresses the Next Generation Science Standard of applying scientific principles for monitoring and minimizing human impacts on the environment.

Reel in Students: Using Real World Learning Objects (RWLO) and Real-Time Data in Ocean Science
By Jeff Thomas and Jill M. Raisor
This article provides educators with ocean-science based internet resources and activities to use in K-12 classrooms with connections to the Next Generation Science Standards and the National Common Core Standards for literacy and mathematics.

Activity: Corals: The Essence of Fluorescence
By: Jamie M. Caldwell, Carlie Wiener, Mark Heckman, and Judith D. Lemus
This activity engages students in grades five through eight in marine conservation through exercises based on coral disease research conducted at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology. The topics introduced encourage discussion about coral reef ecosystem health and conservation.

eaching An Undergraduate Teaching An Undergraduate "Tropical Marine Biology” Course
By Matthew Landau
This article shares a focused study that summarizes how college lecturers develop undergraduate tropical marine biology classes. The author shares planning, logistics, and an overview of a successful field course model at Richard Stockton College.

Ocean Literacy: Can Students Learn the Essential Principles?
By Laura Guertin, Ph.D., and Nina Clements
Are we creating an ocean-literate society? These authors share their studies and what they learned about what students are learning and recalling about our global oceans.

Please check back in late October and enjoy your member benefits by logging in to access the October issue of Current!

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Share your ideas, lessons, or research in marine education!

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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The editors of Current: The Journal of Marine Education are seeking articles for upcoming general issues.

We hope to review and publish articles on topics related to marine education. We seek original manuscripts that describe research, lessons, resources, or strategies for teaching marine and aquatic lessons to a variety of audiences, including science, art, literature, and maritime history.

Please submit manuscripts to the Editors at current@natlmarineed.org for consideration.

The deadlines for submitting articles to general issues for 2016 are:

  • November 16, 2015
  • April 25, 2016
  • July 18, 2016
  • October 3,2016

For information on submitting articles to Current, please visit our Guide for Contributors.

- Lisa Tooker, Editor

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Current submission deadline approaching

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Monday, July 20, 2015
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Hurry! August 3 marks the deadline for sending in articles for the fall issue of our peer-reviewed journal Current. We’re seeking original manuscripts about ocean literacy, marine science education, ocean art, literature, maritime history, as well as strategies and resources for teaching students in Kindergarten through graduate school or informal education settings.

Please submit manuscripts to the editors at current@natlmarineed.org for consideration. For information on submitting articles to Current, please visit our Guide for Contributors.

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