Outstanding Educator

Outstanding Marine/Aquatic Educator

For effective and innovative classroom teaching at any grade level, or distinguished performance in marine/aquatic education by professionals who are not classroom teachers. (Only NAME members are eligible)

2016—Janice Mathisen, Rus Higley
2014—Leihla Scharlau, Cait Goodwin
2013—Anne Stewart
2012—Bill Hanshumaker, Ingrid Olsen
2011—Patrick Willis, Sean Rowe
2010—Giovannina Souers
2009—Susan Bullerdick
2008—Woody Moses, Padilla Bay Marine Educators
2007—Rob Coats
2006—Cory Samia, Karen Williams-Clarkson
2005—Margy Ransford, Jesica Haxel
2004—Sue Japhet, Patty Bowers
2003—Vivienne Torgeson, Jamie Fereday
2002—Bill Hastie
2000—Suzi Wong Swint
1999—Cedar Wells
1997—Bill Austin, Claudia Ingham

To nominate an individual for this award, please fill out the online nomination form (preferred), or download and submit nomination form to Alan Rammer, NAME Awards Chair. Nominations must be received no later than June 1.

President’s Award

President’s Award

This award is given by the current NAME President to a deserving NAME member.

2016—Suzi Wong Swint
2015—Amy Sprenger
2014—Rob Coats
2013—Sheila Byers
2012—Robin Dublin
2011—Jennifer Magnusson, Bill Hastie
2010—Fawn Custer, Joy Tally
2009—Orlay Johnson
2008—Linda Maxson
2007—Fawn Custer
2006—Bill Hastie
2005—Kathleen Heidenreich
2003—Vicki Osis
2002—Karen Williams-Clarkson
1999—Alan Rammer

Organization Award

Organization Award

This award is given to a non-profit or local/state/regional agency for leadership in marine and aquatic education.

2016—Environmental Science Center
2014—Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific
2013—Hatfield Marine Science Center (a note from HMSC)
2008—Marine Discovery Tours

To nominate an individual for this award, please fill out the online nomination form (preferred), or download and submit nomination form to Alan Rammer, NAME Awards Chair. Nominations must be received no later than June 1.

Honorary Lifetime Members

Honorary Lifetime Members

2012—Gene Williamson
2011—Gloria Snively
2010—Vicki Osis
Neal Maine
Craig MacGowan
Bill Austin