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2014 NAME Conference

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

“Connecting Communities through Water”

Meet and connect with educators passionate about meaningful aquatic learning.  The 39th annual NAME conference held in beautiful Bandon, Oregon will host over 30 informative conference workshops and numerous innovative speakers as well as exciting field experiences.

NAME is a community of marine and aquatic educators from public and private schools, aquariums, museums, nature centers, public agencies, and non-profit organizations dedicated to marine and aquatic education from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.

Contact: to be added to the conference mailing list.

Call for Proposals is now open. Apply online here!
The deadline has been extended, so be sure to submit your application by April 1, 2014.

Conference Strands:


Do your programs reflect the diverse communities of your area? How do you make sure your class curriculum is culturally sensitive and relevant?  Are you working with minorities or underserved populations?  Share your tips and techniques to fully engage these populations in aquatic sciences.


Share how to transform your class or local community into stewards. Community action and citizen science programs are a new wave in teaching aquatic sciences.  Share success stories and lessons learned.  What tools do learners need to become the next generation of stewards?

STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics

Do you use technology to reach new audiences? How do you use art in your programming to teach aquatic science, engineering, and mathematics? Share stories, resources, and example work of how components of STEAM are transforming your classroom or program.  Bandon, Oregon