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NMEA Student Conference - registration opening soon

Are you passionate about our oceans?  Do you hope to pursue a career in marine science?  Have you already done a project in your school or community related to the health of our waters?

We invite you to join scientists, educators and students for the 2019 NMEA student conference. Throughout this one-day event, students will have the opportunity to explore issues in the marine environment, network with professionals in the field, and learn more about related career opportunities. Students who have a project to share are invited to participate in the Student Poster Session (see below for more information).

Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham

When: Wednesday July 24 8:00-5:00

Intended Audience: 7th grade – college

Cost: $45 (includes NMEA membership)

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  • Network with Local marine science  professionals
  • Learn about the latest advancements in marine science research and conservation
  • Enjoy a one-year membership to the national marine educators association
  • Explore careers in ocean science
  • Meet other students who are passionate about our oceans

Student Poster Session

Call for Abstracts

Calling all 7th and 8th grade, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who would like to present their Marine Science Projects. We invite you to present at the 2019 National Marine Educators Association at UNH in July 2019.

Have you helped identify invasive species? Researched the water quality of your river? Helped your school ban straws? This is an excellent opportunity to present your research or project to an audience of both students and adults, practice your presentation skills, make connections with other, inspire more great work, and add a presentation citation to your resume/CV.


  • Current NMEA membership (registration for the conference includes a membership)
  • Current middle school (7-8 graders only), high school, undergraduate, or graduate student.  
  • Presentations should fall under the following categories
  • Marine education project
  • Original marine-related research project
  • A marine-related stewardship project in your community or school (you may present a work in progress)
  • The presentation can be a group or individual project

How it Works

  • Poster Presentations: To submit a poster presentation, submit the online form below.
  • Poster presentations will take place in the main exhibit hall during one of the break-out sessions.
  • If you are interested in including a demonstration as part of your presentation, please indicate that you need a table on the online form.
  • Presenters must also register for the Student Conference or the full NMEA conference
  • Middle School, High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate student research session proposals will be accepted on a ROLLING basis until all spots are filled.  Proposals should be submitted by May 1st.

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