2022 Presentation Information

The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) invites you to present at our 46th annual summer conference, “Coastal Re-Connections,” which will be held online and in person in Netarts, Oregon, from August 6-10, 2022.

Northwest Aquatic & Marine Educators (NAME) is a dynamic organization of professionals dedicated to sharing the world of water and using the magic of marine and freshwater places to excite audiences about learning.

Educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, and Northern California are invited to meet, learn, share, and socialize.  This year’s conference will be held in Netarts, Oregon.

Please submit your program proposal by May 15, 2022.

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference and are encouraged to participate in other conference sessions, functions or events.

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2022 Conference Strands:


Education topics have a focus on prepared materials for educators fulfilling the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) opportunities. 


The Culture Strand includes topics with a keen focus on the traditional, indigenous knowledge, and/or the role of art in environmental education, STEAM, (includes artistic innovation). 

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

STEAM topics cover the most up-to-date scientific knowledge and discoveries giving educators the background and tools needed to fulfill STEM and NGSS for both freshwater and coastal environments.

We encourage any and all topics to be presented that represent one or more of these strands.

Session Dates/Times:

Workshops and Presentations

Sunday, August 7th — Morning & afternoon, 60 & 90 minute

Monday, August 8th — Morning or Afternoon, 60, 90, or 120 minute

Tuesday, August 9th — Morning & afternoon, 60, 90, or 120 minute

Workshops or presentations may be 60, 90, or 120 minutes in length.  Keeping with the “Re-Connections” theme, we are planning to have all the workshops/presentations outdoors!  This will give us opportunities to reconnect with each other as well as the natural world. If you have a Powerpoint or other media, we can post these on the NAME website. For presentations longer than 60 minutes, we encourage a hands-on, field-based, or experiential component.

Please consider aligning your presentation and materials to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for K12 educators.  Both NGSS, freshwater, marine, as well as field-based presentations will have a special tag on our program schedule to help meet the needs of our members.

Poster Session

Monday, August 8th

This year’s poster session is an engaging way to share research and citizen science projects that have a watershed, marine, ocean science, art, or learning science focus. This session will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to learn more about current projects and to talk directly with researchers and citizen scientists during an informal evening reception.  If you are selected to present a poster, we will provide additional information regarding the setup and take-down process, approximate size of the posters, and how posters will be mounted and displayed.  No A/V equipment will be available during this session.

Sea Faire

Tuesday, August 9th

SeaFaire is a marketplace of displays where individuals, agencies and organizations can share educational ideas, programs, equipment and materials appropriate for marine and aquatic educators.

Questions? Contact our conference coordinators: Fawn Custer, oregon@pacname.org, 541-270-0027 or Kay Shoemaker, past-president@pacname.org, 907-952-2193.