We work to support the engagement of NMEA student members by creating opportunities for young people to learn more about the field of marine education while engaging with professionals in the field.

The Student Engagement Committee

The Student Engagement Committee helps coordinate the annual NMEA Student Conference, a one day event during the NMEA Annual Conference that provides an opportunity for middle, high school, and college students to connect with NMEA, take part in workshops and sessions on diverse topics in marine education, conservation, and science, and meet NMEA members and other students who can help further their interest in this field. The Committee also coordinates a variety of activities throughout the year to recruit NMEA student members and support their professional development through webinars and virtual training opportunities.

Annual NMEA Student Conference

Youth engaged in an activity at the 2018 Student Conference

Youth engaged in an activity at the 2018 Student Conference

The one-day NMEA Student Conference occurs during the annual NMEA Conference. NMEA student members have an opportunity to meet like-minded students and professionals in the marine education field to share ideas and collaborate on projects and connect to a world-wide network of professionals in the field. Student Conference participants engage in conference sessions and other professional development opportunities.


The NMEA Student Engagement Committee hosts student member focused events throughout the year. Please check back for more information on our next event.