The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) annual conference will be held in Netarts, OR on August 6-10, 2022. Each year this conference immerses educators from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and British Columbia in hands-on, engaging lessons focused on freshwater and marine ecosystems. This year, Netarts, OR will be our home base and through the theme of Coastal Re-Connections we will explore the geologic and indigenous history of the area, tide pools, dunes, estuary, and coastal forest. Participants will discover new curriculum opportunities for students of various levels and will have social time to share experiences and curriculum. Field experiences each day offer opportunities for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, crabbing, clamming, hiking, and playing in the dunes. Evening activities offer relaxing beach bonfires, outdoor games and music, and our fabulous feast and gala on the outdoor bar deck at the Schooner! This event is organized locally, and we are requesting sponsorships from our community in a variety of forms.
We welcome your creative, unique “aquatic” auction items! Jewelry, outdoor gear, any and all crafts/artwork, gift certificates for whale watching, fishing trips, bird watching, cabin/hotel/motel accommodations, or guided outdoor trips are just some ideas. There may be treasures in your attic just waiting for the NAME Auction! Solicitation of auction items on behalf of NAME is highly appreciated.
Each year NAME sets up a fund to sponsor participants who ordinarily would not be able to attend. Your tax-deductible cash donation goes to increase this fund.
Your donation of breakfast and/or lunch items are greatly appreciated!