The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME)
is a “family” of educators passionate about oceans and watersheds.
Our mission is: To create, support and inspire a community of international educators
passionate about aquatic and marine environments.
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39th Annual Conference

Connecting Communities through Water

Join us for the 39th Annual Conference
July 13th - 17th, 2014 | Bandon, Oregon


About Northwest Aquatic & Marine Educators

NAME was founded in 1976 and became a chapter of the National Marine Educators Association in 1980. In the early 1990s NAME expanded its mission and membership, recognizing that marine and aquatic ecosystems, environments, and issues are linked together, and that educators working in both environments share common beliefs and strategies. NAME includes members from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Annual NAME conferences rotate through these states and province. In addition, each state or province offers local professional development opportunities for formal and non-formal educators throughout the year.

NAME is a “family” of educators who believe:

  • Every human on earth should be water-literate
  • In using the allure of water, to enrich and facilitate learning
  • That by sharing our knowledge and experience with others we will create a community of informed stewards

NAME has an innovative and energetic Board of Directors guided by dedicated members from Alaska, British Colombia, Washington and Oregon to fulfill our mission and goals.

Our Goals are:

  • To encourage professional growth by offering quality workshops, conferences, field experiences, and in-service opportunities in the Pacific Northwest
  • To share information and education materials focused on marine and aquatic environments and issues
  • To support the growing network of NAME educators

NAME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.