[MARMAM] Call for Speakers: Education Worshop at Biennial Conference

Jen Kennedy, Blue Ocean Society jen at blueoceansociety.org
Tue Jul 5 18:15:47 PDT 2011

NOVEMBER 26, 2011


What are the major threats facing marine mammals? How do educators and
naturalists present those threats to the public?  And then, how do we
evaluate those programs to see if they are making an impact?


In organizing the all-day workshop Marine Mammal Education and Conservation:
Facts, Tools and Assessing Impacts that is being held before the Society for
Marine Mammalogy Biennial Conference on Saturday, November 26, we're looking
for speakers addressing specific threats to marine mammals (i.e., factual
information), information on educational programs (both shore-based and
boat-based) that teach about those threats, and information on evaluation of
those programs.  We are looking for proposals for 15-30 minute talks and/or
demonstrations that address the above issues.  Speakers receive free
attendance at the workshop.


The goals of the workshop are to provide an opportunity for novice and
expert educators and naturalists to learn about conservation issues facing
marine mammals, and ask questions of experts in the field; to identify
themes, messages, and best practices that could be used aboard various
marine mammal-viewing platforms and education settings; to create a unified
message related to conservation issues; and to discuss best practices for
assessing the impacts of marine mammal education programs.


Please e-mail an abstract of your proposed talk to
<mailto:jen at blueoceansociety.org> jen at blueoceansociety.org by August 1,
2011. Selected speakers will be notified by August 15, 2011.  If you have
any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Thank you!


Jen Kennedy, Executive Director, Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation,
<mailto:jen at blueoceansociety.org> jen at blueoceansociety.org,


Stefanie Hawks-Johnson, Executive Director, Marine Mammal Connection
Society,  <mailto:sahawks at uw.edu> sahawks at uw.edu, marinemammalconnection.org


Cynde McInnis, Education Coordinator, Cape Ann Whale Watch,
<mailto:cyndebierman at gmail.com> cyndebierman at gmail.com,
<http://www.seethewhales.com> www.seethewhales.com 



Jen Kennedy

Executive Director


Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation

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