Annual conference

October 27-29, 2020 - Online

Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled MAMEA20 - virtually! We'll be holding the conference live online the final week of October! We are pulling together short, engaging 90-minute sessions that we'll hold over several days rather than doing a traditional full day conference. Each session will start at 5 p.m. and include short demos of educational tools, a professional development component, and a virtual speaker or panel. We're finalizing the sessions and speakers now and are focusing on topics that are at the forefront of this challenging time: environmental justice, diversity, and inclusion, and teaching and engaging others from afar.

We'll be hosting the sessions and will have fun social events at the close of each day for anyone who wants to hang out for some informal activities and networking. All sessions will be recorded and availble to registrants afterword, so no worries if you have a conflict on a particular day! We'll also be hosting a virtual 5K "get outside" challenge in the days leading up to it, as well as an online auction. More details coming soon!

Follow #MAMEA20 on social media for more information and updates!

*Registration now open*

Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 29
5:00 - 5:05 pm Welcome
MAMEA Past President Carrie Carling, Atlee High School
MAMEA President Lisa Tossey, Maryland Sea Grant
MAMEA President-elect Evan Beatty, Baltimore County Public Schools
5:05 - 5:20 pm Tool/Technique Demo:
Cam Link 4K for Online Broadcasting
J. Adam Frederick, Maryland Sea Grant
Tool/Technique Demo:
Low Budget, High Impact Virtual Field Trips
David Christopher & Chris Petrone, Delaware Sea Grant
Tool/Technique Demo:
Virtual Breakout Rooms
Diana Burich, New Jersey Sea Grant
5:20 - 5:50 pm

Panel and Q&A: Striking Out on Your Own

  • Harry Breidahl, Nautilus Educational
  • Nancy Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss Works and Scrap B-More
  • Andrew Wilson, Under the Sea

Lightning Talks: Innovative Public Engagement for Informal Education

  • Andy Gould, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
  • Laura Scharle, Delaware Seashore State Park
  • Harris Muhlstein, MarineQuest

Keynote Speaker
Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper

5:50 - 6:00 pm Business Meeting:
Year in Review
Business Meeting:
Board Members, Summary of Treasurer's Report
Business Meeting:
NMEA report/update, MAMEA Awards
6:00 - 6:10 pm Break Break Break
6:10 - 6:30 pm Professional Development: Authentic Assessments Speaker: WE ACT for Environmental Justice in NY
Taylor Morton, Environmental Justice Education
Speaker: Hindsight 20/20: The Year MWEEs Went Virtual and What We've Learned
Elise Treligan, NOAA Chesapeake B-WET
6:30 - 7:00 pm Social Activity Social Activity Social Activity