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).

Click here for the slate of nominees for MAMEA Board office for 2014/15 and take a moment to review the candidates for:

State Representative (if your home state/district is DE, Washington DC, or VA) 

Electronic voting opens June 20 and will close on July 19. Election results will be announced on July 23, during the MAMEA Chapter meeting at the NMEA Conference in Annapolis, MD.  New Board members for 2014/15 will take office at the annual MAMEA Business Meeting in October 2014.

Osprey Banding Program
Patuxent River Park
Upper Marlboro, MD
June 21, 2014

Formal and non-formal educators are invited to attend the MD Regional Mini-Conference on Saturday, June 21st from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. The conference will be held at the Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro, MD. The program begins with a presentation on the fish hawk, or osprey with staff naturalist/biologist Greg Kearns of Patuxent River Park followed by a 2 hour boat trip to several osprey nests where 6-8 week-old chicks will be collected, banded, and released back to their nest. Option to walk the beautiful nature trails is also available after the Osprey Banding Program. Lunch included. Cost is $12 for members and $22 for non-members. Registration deadline is June 13, 2014. Click here for more info.

Sailing into Marine Education: from the Ocean to the Bay
July 21-25, 2014
Annapolis, MD

MAMEA is proud to be hosting the National Marine Educators Association annual conference in Annapolis, MD July 21-25, 2014. The conference draws 300-500 formal and informal educators from high schools, public aquariums, non-profit NGOs, and government agencies together for 5 days of learning, sharing, and networking.  The 2014 conference will have STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards as a main focus.

Registration is now open with Early Bird rates available until April 30! The first 100 MAMEA members to register are eligible for a $50 discount on their registration fees. Not sure if your membership is current? Contact Lisa Lawrence, MAMEA Membership Chair. Go to NMEA 2014 website...

Want to advertise the NMEA 2014 Annual Conference at your next event? Download NMEA 2014 Flyer


MAMEA 2013 Board Election Results
Congratulations to our newly elected MAMEA officers! They will take office at our annual conference in November.

  • President-Elect: Dawn Sherwood
  • Secretary: Carol Hopper Brill
  • Maryland Rep: Maria Madero
  • North Carolina Rep: Andy Gould

NMEA 2014 Planning Meeting
Our next planning meeting will be held on April 13, 2014 in Annapolis, MD. If you cannot attend, but have ideas, input, comments, or suggestions, please contact one of the co-chairs (Tami Lunsford at tami.lunsford@gmail.com or David Christopher at dchristopher@aqua.org) or visit our wiki (www.nmea-2014.wikispaces.com).

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