NMEA Membership

Your NMEA membership opens the door for you to network with like-minded professionals all over the world, working to advance marine science education.

Purpose

We educate and inspire people to understand and value their relationship with the ocean and all watersheds, so that they can make informed choices about their behavior. 

Community

We cherish the camaraderie among our members, building strong, lasting professional and personal relationships among colleagues who share common goals. 

History

NMEA has a 40-year history and hosts inspiring annual conferences in different locations across North America.

Sarah Richards teaching her fifth graders under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sarah Richards teaching her fifth graders under the Brooklyn Bridge.


George Matsumoto, Tami Lunsford, and George DeBenedictis at NMEA 2018 in Long Beach, CA

George Matsumoto, Tami Lunsford, and George DeBenedictis at NMEA 2018 in Long Beach, CA

“The professional connections I've made through NMEA have made a lasting positive impact on my career.”

~Tami Lunsford, Newark Charter School, NJ


Membership Benefits

Membership in NMEA provides the following additional benefits:

On a tall ship in the river Mersey

On a tall ship in the river Mersey

Membership Levels - Individuals

Student

$25/ Year

Full-time student

Emerging Professional

$35/ Year

Professional working in and/or associated with the field of marine science education in the first three years of their career.

Retired Professional

$35/ Year

Professional retired from the field of (or associated with) marine science education

Lifetime Member

$600/ Life

Professional member for life


Membership Levels - Organizations

Non-Profit/ Government

$250/ Year

Non-profit organization or government agency whose goals are consistent with the goals of the National Marine Educators Association

Small Corporation

$300/ Year

For-profit organizations with fewer than 50 employees that supports the goals of the National Marine Educators Association

Large Corporation

$500/ Year

For-profit organization with 50 or more employees that supports the goals of the National Marine Educators Association