Sea for Society at the National Marine Educators Association Conference
29 June - 2 July 2015

The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) 2015 National Conference was held in historic downtown Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

 

Formal and informal marine educators from across the U.S. and around the world came together to help promote the mission of "making known the world of water, both fresh and salt.” 

 

The NMEA 2015 conference was hosted by the Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME). 

 

NMEA group photo
Many SFS partners took part in the conference including those from the University of Gothenburg, Ciência Viva, and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research.

 

The conference took place from June 29 through July 2 at the Newport Marriott, right in the middle of Newport. Sessions and plenaries included speakers from around New England and beyond, including an international panel on Ocean Literacy which included Sea For Society partners from the University of Gothenburg, Ciência Viva and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research!

 

Ocean Literacy Session  

Global Ocean Literacy Panel.

 

Vanessa Batista (Ciência Viva) presented Sea for Society in the session "Blue Growth and Ocean Literacy: What's the Connection?" in collaboration with Peter Tuddenham - The College of Exploration, Tina Bishop - The College of Exploration, and Fiona Crouch - Marine Biological Association (MBA), Plymouth.

 

You can check out the conference program here

More updates on the event are available on the NMEA's Facebook page.

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