[MARMAM] National Marine Educators Association annual meeting: Call for Papers

Kara Johnson travellingfools at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 13 13:34:22 PST 2010

For Papers:  

National Marine Educators Association

Annual Conference

June 29 – July 3, 2011  Boston, MA

Cape to Cape in the Hub of Marine

Hosted by Massachusetts Marine Educators


all educators, scientists, swimmers, and all who love to learn and teach about
the world of water!  Come share your experiences, information, and
ideas for lessons at the 2011 National Marine Educators Association Annual
conference in Boston, MA. Please see strand topics listed below and note that
each session must relate to one of the Ocean literacy principles. Email the completed form to: patharcourt at charter,net .

Contact Pat
Harcourt for more information 508 215-9641

See you in the

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18,


Strand themes for NMEA

Audiences -
Focus is on cultivating a global community of water conservationists.
Presenters are invited to share strategies and programs that focus on
connecting to underrepresented audiences.


- Focus is on scientific research and new technologies that enable us to better
understand the ocean, including the role of freshwater is it applies to inland
waterways and it so impact on the ocean.


- Focus is on successful partnerships and collaborations among educators,
researchers, diverse audiences and communities as well as opportunities for
teacher training, grants, awards and classroom funding.


Research -
Focus is on behavioral patterns of students and educators in schools, and other
organ-izations as they relate to ocean literacy. Presenters are invited to
share their specific projects.


STEM - Focus
is on combining science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in order to
provide inquiry opportunities to enhance students’ understandings of aquatic


- Focus is on conservation issues as they pertain to the well-being of the
natural world and the responsible use of natural resources.  Specific topics may include global climate
change, policy initiatives and local success stories.


Teaching –
Focus is on successful classroom experiences using aquatic  and marine themes.  Presenters are invited to share their best


Traditional Knowledge –
Focus is on the long standing traditions, practices and cultures of regional,
indigenous and local communities as they relate to freshwater and marine
environments.  Traditional ecological
knowledge is cultural practice based on generations of place-based observations
and empirical, experiential information. 
Presenters are invited to share perspectives, programs and strategies
that embrace, support and celebration traditional knowledge.   		 	   		  
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