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. Check back 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!

NC 2018 Mini-Conference
Join us for the NC Mini-Conference on Saturday, May 19th from 9:00am-3:30pm. Educators are invited to visit the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) on Roanoke Island to investigate challenges facing coastal communities like the Outer Banks, and explore options for future sustainability. This program will highlight research conducted in CSI’s Ocean Energy and Coastal Processes programs, and will investigate alternative energy uses and the changing shorelines of this barrier island. This experience will include on-the-water time on the Croatan Sound (weather dependent), engineering design, wave-tank observations and community planning. Participants will need to bring dry clothes, wear closed-toed shoes and be dressed for the weather. Registration Deadline: May 11, 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)

2016 MAMEA Award Recipients

Congratulations to Kathy Richardson (VA) and Kathy Fuller (MD), our 2016 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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