The History Of NMEA

 
 
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Our Organization’s History

NMEA has a rich history that spans over 40 years. We are currently working on transferring our history archive onto this new website.

For the time being, please visit the archive from our previous site here > 

 NMEA Through the Years

2020+

NMEA is excited about future endeavors in marine education for 2020 and beyond!


NMEA Awards

Marine Education - Outstanding Organization

For outstanding work and leadership by an organization in any aspect of marine education at the local, regional, or national level.

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Marine Education - Individual

For outstanding work and leadership in any aspect of marine education at the local, regional, or national level.

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Outstanding Teacher

For effective and innovative classroom teaching at any level.


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James Centorino Award

For outstanding work and leadership in any aspect of marine education at the local, regional, or national level.

Johnette D. Bosarge Memorial Award

For service and dedication to NMEA or the local chapter and loyalty, efficiency, and enthusiasm for marine and aquatic education.

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President’s Award

Given by the current President of NMEA based on outstanding contributions to NMEA and/or marine education.


NMEA Presidents Honor Roll

1976-77 Arie Korporaal
1977-78 Warren (Renny) Little (MA)
1978-79 John McMahon (HI/WA)
1979-80 Bob Abrams (NY)
1980-81 Jim Schweitzer (LA)
1981-82 James Lanier (VA)
1982-83 Prentice K. Stout (RI)
1983-84 Lundie Spence (NC)
1984-85 Jeff Sandler (ME)
1985-86 Art West (MD)
1986-87 Mildred (Millie) W. Graham (GA)
1987-88 Rick Tinnin (TX)
1988-89 Rosanne Fortner (OH)
1989-90 Valerie Chase (MD)
1990-91 Vicki Osis (OR)
1991-92 James V. O’Connor (DC)
1992-93 Sharon Walker (MS)
1993-94 John Dindo (AL)
1994-95 Nora Deans (CA)
1995-96 Mike Spranger (WA)
1996-97 Maureen Wilmot (DC)
1997-98 Bill Hastie (OR)
1998-99 Joy L. Wolf (CA)
1999-00 Rob Moir (MA)
2000-01 Paula Keener-Chavis (SC)
2001-02 Vicki Clark (VA)
2002-03 Wendy Allen (SC)
2003-04 Jean May Brett (LA)
2004-05 Rita Bell (CA)
2005-06 Sarah Schoedinger (MD/NC)
2006-07 Thaxter Tewksbury (CT)
2007-08 Lynn Whitley (CA)
2008-09 Eric Simms (CA)
2009-2010 J. Adam Frederick (MD)
2010-2011 Justine Glynn (ME)
2011-2012 Diana Payne (CT)
2012-2013 Craig Strang (CA)
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2016-2017 Tami Lunsford (NJ)
2017-2018 David Bader (CA)
2018-2019 Meg Marrero (NY)
2018/2019 President’s Chain: Past President David Bader, President Meg Marrero, President-elect Kate Achilles

2018/2019 President’s Chain: Past President David Bader, President Meg Marrero, President-elect Kate Achilles

2017/2018 Presidents Chain: President-elect Meg Marrero, President David Bader, Past President Tami Lunsford

2017/2018 Presidents Chain: President-elect Meg Marrero, President David Bader, Past President Tami Lunsford

2012/2013 Presidents Chain: President-elect Susan Haynes, President Craig Strang, Past President Diana Payne

2012/2013 Presidents Chain: President-elect Susan Haynes, President Craig Strang, Past President Diana Payne


Past Conferences

1976 Pacific Grove, CA
1977 Newark, DE Marine Awareness: Educating for the Future
1978 Olympia, WA
1979 Milwaukee, WI The Great Lakes: Our Fourth Coastline
1980 Salem, MA Our Coast: Heritage, Conflict and Challenge
1981 Galveston, TX Toward the Coastal Frontier
1982 La Jolla, CA Oceanomics: Riding the Wave of the Future
1983 South Portland, ME Sights and Sounds of the Sea
1984 Victoria, BC The Pacific Northwest: From Canoe to Submersible
1985 Williamsburg, VA The Chesapeake: Prologue to the Future
1986 Cleveland, OH Those Magnificent Sweetwater Seas
1987 Kingston, RI The Magic of the Northeast
1988 Santa Cruz, CA New Waves in Marine Education: Keeping up with Ocean Discoveries
1989 Miami, FL Florida’s Fragile Paradise
1990 Hilo & Kona, HI Islands in the Sea
1991 New Brunswick, NJ Garden by the Sea
1992 Portland & Newport, OR Seines to Satellites: Taming Technology
1993 New Orleans, LA Where the River Meets the Sea
1994 Knoxville, TN Science and Public Policy
1995 San Diego, CA Oceans Without Borders
1996 Durham, NH Making Connections:Global Lessons From the Gulf of Maine
1997 Chicago, IL Land of the Inland Seas: A Journey to the Great Lakes
1998 Humacao, PR An Island Journey in Ecological Diversity
1999 Charleston, SC Exploring Our Coastal Heritage: A Voyage Through Cultres, Lands, and Seas
2000 Long Beach, CA Wave of the Future
2001 Victoria, BC A Water Odyssey: Understanding Our Sense of Place
2002 New London, CT The Race to Hell Gate: Estuaries to the Abyss
2003 Wilmington, NC Taking Marine Education by Storm
2004 St. Petersburg, FL Bridge the Gulf: Marine Science in the Sunshine
2005 Maui, HI Na¯na¯ I Ke Kumu, Na¯na¯ I Ke Kai (translated: Look to the Source, Look to the Sea)
2006 New York, NY New York, NY: A City of Islands
2007 Portland, ME Downeast 2007: Ideas, Innovations, and Inspirations
2008 Savannah, GA (July 20-24) One World, One Water
2009 Monterey, CA (June 29-July 3) One World Conserving One Ocean
2010 Gatlinburg, TN (July 19-23) From the Mountains to the Sea
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2017 Charleston, SC (June 25-29) Seas of Change: Lowcountry Lessons in Resiliency
2018 Long Beach, CA (July 15-20) Charting a Course for Conservation
2019 Durham, NH (July 22-25) Turning the Tide: Learning from Yesterday, Adapting for Tomorrow