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).

Climate Communication: Changing the Conversation
The Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, VA

Feburary 21, 2015

Our climate is changing and so is the story we’re sharing with our audiences.  Join educators from the Virginia Aquarium and the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on February 21st as activities and lessons are shared from their involvement with the National Network of Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI).   This hands-on workshop will explore best practices for communicating climate change as we look at how our audience thinks, and tools to promote sustainable energy practices.  Whether you’re an informal educator or classroom teacher, you’ll find resources to engage all ages! During the workshop, participants will be given time to explore the host facility, The Virginia Living Museum. Attendees will leave with knowledge about framing the climate conversation and activities to bring back to their classroom or facility. More info.

Collaborations on the Coast
Bald Head Island Conservancy
Bald Head Island, NC

Feburary 28 - March 1, 2015

Hosted by the BHI Conservancy, a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to barrier island conservation, preservation, and education, this conference will provide opportunities for teachers of all kinds to bring sea turtles, citizen science, and new techniques into their respective classrooms. Climate change tools, STEM, and volunteer programs are just a few of the exciting topics that will be covered in round table discussions.

Conference activities will also include bird watching, a green building tour, stargazing, and a nocturnal island adventure. Dinner, breakfast, and light snacks will be provided. More info.


MAMEA's Sherry Rollins receives NMEA 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award
The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) honored Sherry Rollins of Peasley Middle School in Gloucester, Virginia, with its 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award. The presentation took place on July 24, 2014, before a crowd of over 300 educators at the Association’s annual conference. Read more.

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