Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association

is an organization of people whose common goal is to improve education about all aspects of marine and aquatic environments. Members come from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, the District of Columbia, and beyond. We represent many institutions, organizations and programs. MAMEA is a regional chapter of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA).

2018 Annual Conference
The Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association will gather in Portsmouth, VA on November 9-11, 2018. Click here for more information.

If you would like to help with the planning fo this event, please contact Carrie Carlin, MAMEA President Elect, at ccarlin@hcps.us. We hope we will see you in Portsmouth next fall!

MD 2018 Mini-Conference
Join fellow Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) members for a hands-on conservation research opportunity on Saturday, June 16 from 8:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. at Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  Begin with a brief presentation on the fish hawk, or osprey, with staff naturalist/biologist Greg Kearns of Patuxent River Park.  The experience continues on the water for approximately two hours, stopping at several osprey nests where 6-8 week-old chicks will be collected, banded, and released back to their nest. Registration Deadline: June 8, 2018. Register now!

VA 2018 Mini-Conference
Join your state representative and fellow MAMEA members for a submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV, or seagrass) focused mini event! This will be a unique mini event, in that it will have both an on-shore and off-shore option, and attendees may join in for either one (or both) as space allows. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a scientist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) about the importance of SAV in the Chesapeake Bay, participate in seagrass-related educational activities, and eat lunch in the visitors' center aquarium on campus. Registration Deadline: July 18, 2018. Register now!

2017-18 MAMEA Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected 2017-18 MAMEA officers:

President-Elect: Carrie Carlin (Atlee High School, VA)

Secretary: Carol Hopper Brill (Virginia Institute of Marine Science)

NC Representative: Andy Gould (NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher)

MD State Representative: Evan Beatty (Deer Park Middle Magent School, MD)

At-Large Representatives: Ruth Gourley (Malpass Corner Elementary School) & Rachel Riesbeck Clark (Virginia Aquarium)

2017 MAMEA Award Recipients

Congratulations to Rachel Clark (VA) and Jaclyn Miller (VA), our 2017 MAMEA Educator Award recipients! Find out more about them and past awardees on our Award Winners page.


MAMEA's Tami Lunsford becomes NMEA 2016-7 President
Tami Lunsford, Delaware classroom teacher, former MAMEA President, MAMEA Rep to NMEA, and DE Rep, became president of the National Marine Educators Association at the 2016 annual conference in Orlando.

MAMEA's Lisa Lawrence receives NMEA 2016 James Centorino Award
The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) honored Lisa Lawrence of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, Virginia, with its 2016 James Centorino Award for distinguished performance in marine education by professionals who are not classroom teachers. The presentation took place on June 30, 2016, before a crowd of over 300 educators at the Association’s annual conference. Read more.

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