Join us in making waves for coastal education!

NAME is partnering with SeaChange Marine Conservation Society and the Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE) to fundraise for our 46th annual conference, “Ripple Effect: Making Waves Together.” In August, educators, researchers and students from across the region will gather to share their passion for aquatic ecosystems. From hands-on workshops and field trips to captivating keynote presentations, participants will gain valuable insights into the latest developments in marine science, environmental stewardship and place-based educational practices.

We need your support to make this event truly unforgettable and help us build communities of life-long learners who care about our aquatic world.  Your generous donations will:

  • support the costs for engaging field trips that help foster deeper connections; and
  • provide scholarships and travel grants to ensure that individuals from diverse backgrounds have equal access to the many unique learning, leadership and networking opportunities at the conference.

We have set a fundraising goal of $10,000. By supporting the 2024 conference, you’re not just investing in a single event. Your contributions will help empower and inspire the next generation of environmental educators and leaders, fostering a culture of stewardship and sustainability that extends far beyond our 2024 conference.

Donate Today!

THANK YOU – every donation is important to us, no matter how large or small!

Please join us on Saturday, December 9 for our NAME-BC Annual General Meeting!

Our Annual General Meeting is a chance for us to get together and celebrate everything that NAME-BC has been up to in the last year, plan out an exciting new year, and elect/re-elect our Executive Board. Our board consists of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, plus Directors. If anyone has a nomination in mind (either themselves or someone else who is willing to stand) for any of the positions, please send names to us ahead of time at bc@pacname.org.

Saturday, December 9
AGM 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Executive 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: Cathy Carolsfeld’s house in Victoria West, and online via Zoom

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For those of you who are able to join us in person, please contact us for the address. We would love to make it a more festive meeting by sharing some holiday cheer, so feel free to bring along some treats to share or wear your favourite Ugly Christmas Sweater!

Please register in advance if you are attending the meeting remotely. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Agendas for the AGM and Executive Meetings are available below. Everyone is welcome to come for one or both meetings!

2023 Annual General Meeting Agenda

2023 Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

In an effort to use our time together efficiently, we ask that you take a moment to review the minutes from last year’s meetings (linked below) prior to the AGM. 

2022 NAME-BC AGM Minutes – DRAFT

2022 NAME-BC Executive Meeting Minutes – DRAFT

Please join us on Saturday, December 10 for our NAME-BC Annual General Meeting!

Our Annual General Meeting is a chance for us to get together and celebrate everything that NAME-BC has been up to in the last year, plan out an exciting new year, and elect/re-elect our Executive Board. Our board consists of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, plus Directors. If anyone has a nomination in mind (either themselves or someone else who is willing to stand) for any of the positions, please send names to us ahead of time at bc@pacname.org.

Saturday, December 10
AGM 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Executive 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Jennifer Magnusson’s house on the Saanich Peninsula, and online via Zoom

Register for Meeting Link


For those of you who are able to join us in person, please contact Jennifer for the address. We would love to make it a more festive meeting by sharing some holiday cheer, so feel free to bring along some treats to share or wear your favourite Ugly Christmas Sweater!

Please register in advance if you are attending the meeting remotely. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Agendas for the AGM and Executive Meetings are available below. Everyone is welcome to come for one or both meetings!

2022 Annual General Meeting Agenda

2022 Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

In an effort to use our time together efficiently, we ask that you take a moment to review the minutes from last year’s meetings (linked below) prior to the AGM. 

2021 NAME-BC AGM Minutes – DRAFT

2021 NAME-BC Executive Meeting Minutes – DRAFT

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Please join us on Saturday, December 11 for our NAME-BC Annual General Meeting!

Our Annual General Meeting is a chance for us to get together and celebrate everything that NAME-BC has been up to in the last year, plan out an exciting new year, and elect/re-elect our Executive Board. Our board consists of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five Directors. If anyone has a nomination in mind (either themselves or someone else who is willing to stand) for any of the positions, please send names to us ahead of time at bc@pacname.org.

Saturday, December 11
AGM 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Executive 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Register for Meeting Link


Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Agendas for the AGM and Executive Meetings are available below. Everyone is welcome to come for one or both meetings!

2021 Annual General Meeting Agenda

2021 Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

In an effort to use our time together efficiently, we ask that you take a moment to review the minutes from last year’s meetings (linked below) prior to the AGM. 

2020 NAME-BC AGM Minutes – DRAFT

2020 NAME-BC Executive Meeting Minutes – DRAFT

Honorary Lifetime Members | Back to Awards

2019—Susan Wertz
2012—Gene Williamson
2011—Gloria Snively
2010—Vicki Osis
Neal Maine
Craig MacGowan
Bill Austin

 

Organization Award | Back to Awards

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

2018—Haystack Rock Awareness Program
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

Joy Tally President’s Award | Back to Awards

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

Giovannina Souers

2023—Maile Sullivan
2022—Giovannina Souers
2020—Jennifer Magnusson
2019—Maile Sullivan
2018—Woody Moses
2017—Cathy Carolsfeld & Mary Holmes
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
1998—Kathleen Heidenreich, Veronique Robigou

Outstanding Marine/Aquatic Educator | Back to Awards

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)

2019—John Hunter, Cathy Carolsfeld
2018—Maile Sullivan, Molly Sultany
2017—Fawn Custer
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

Please join us on Saturday, February 20 for our Mid-winter Board Meeting!

Our Mid-winter Board Meeting is a chance for us to check in with the NAME board, share what NAME has been up to in the last few months, and plan out the rest of our year. We will be discussing our upcoming NAME/CaNOE virtual conference, as well as our plans to host a national conference in Bellingham, WA in 2023!

Saturday, February 20
3:00-6:00pm PST
Location: Online via Zoom

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Please take a moment to review the minutes from last year’s meeting, linked below.

2020 Summer Board Meeting Minutes – DRAFT

Please join us on Sunday, December 13 for our NAME-BC Annual General Meeting!

Our Annual General Meeting is a chance for us to get together and celebrate everything that NAME-BC has been up to in the last year, plan out an exciting new year, and elect/re-elect our Executive Board. Our board consists of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five Directors. If anyone has a nomination in mind (either themselves or someone else who is willing to stand) for any of the positions, please send names to us ahead of time at bc@pacname.org.

Sunday, December 13
AGM 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Executive 2:00-3:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Request Meeting Link


Here are the Agendas for the AGM and Executive Meetings. Everyone is welcome to come for one or both meetings!

2020 AGM Agenda

2020 Executive Meeting Agenda

Please take a moment to review the minutes from last year’s meetings, linked below. In an effort to save paper, we will not be printing out copies of the minutes for the meeting, but they will be available to view electronically.

2019 NAME-BC AGM Minutes – DRAFT

2019 NAME-BC Executive Meeting Minutes – DRAFT