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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Come Razor Clamming with NAME!

April 21–23 • Moclips, WA

Washington NAME will be heading out to the coast on Friday, April 21, 2023 for a weekend of festivities and marine biology. We’ll be staying at the Hi-Tide Resort and using that as our base. Book your rooms now—there are limited condos still available!

We arise early Saturday, April 22, to hunt for the mighty Pacific Razor Clam, Siliqua patula. Joined by throngs of like-minded, bivalve-loving Homo sapiens, we use shovels and guns (clam guns, that is) to extract the beasties from their sandy homes before the tide and surf fill our rubber boots with icy saltwater.

The rest of the day is spent cleaning the clams, beachcombing for treasures and hanging with like-minded marine-loving folks. Then Saturday night, we feast on clams while we tell tales and sing songs of the glorious hunt. If the Homo sapiens haven’t been too greedy, we get to repeat the hunt Sunday morning before packing up and driving back to the safety of our (mostly) sand-free domiciles.

Please contact Woody Moses at wmoses@highline.edu if you have any questions, and to let us know you are coming so we can all hunt together and hang out. Also, let us know if you have any questions or get a place other than at the Hide Tide.

Hope to see you there!

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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

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

Request Meeting Link


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

UPDATE—This event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators & Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition present our 11th Annual “Sharing the Coast Conference”

When: March 13-15, 2020
Where: Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon

Schedule & Information

Download the full schedule here.

Friday night: FREE! OPEN TO PUBLIC! Dr. Eric Steig, University of Washington, “The Future of Ice: What We Do (and Don’t) Know About Climate Change in Polar Regions” Hales Center for the Performing Arts, Doors open at 6

Saturday: Doors open at 8:30 AM for registration, conference begins at 9:00 AM. Each day features lectures, workshops. Lunch included.

Saturday evening: 5:30 PM Dave’s Pizza—Appetizers Provided by NAME and CoastWatch, No-host Happy Hour, King Tide Wrap-Up Speakers—Nick Tealer and Jesse Jones, & of course Trivia Night.

Sunday: Various field experiences including Charleston Sea Life Center, South Slough NERR, and more!

Conference price: Varies according to membership status

PDUs available or Certificate of Participation for students. Registration is required for the majority of the conference on Saturday and Sunday. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided as well as Saturday lunch.

Register Now

Questions? Please contact Fawn Custer: 541-270-0027 or envtgsldrfawn@aol.com or Jesse@oregonshores.org

UPDATE—This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

Come Razor Clamming with NAME!

April 10-12 Copalis Beach, WA

Washington NAME will be heading out to the coast on Friday, April 10, 2020 for a weekend of festivities and marine biology.

We arise early Saturday, April 11, to hunt for the mighty Pacific Razor Clam, Siliqua patula. Joined by throngs of like-minded, bivalve-loving Homo sapiens, we use shovels and guns (clam guns, that is) to extract the beasties from their sandy homes before the tide and surf fill our rubber boots with icy saltwater.

The rest of the day is spent cleaning the clams, beachcombing for treasures and hanging with like-minded marine-loving folks. Then Saturday night, we feast on clams while we tell tales and sing songs of the glorious hunt. If the Homo sapiens haven’t been too greedy, we get to repeat the hunt Sunday morning before packing up and driving back to the safety of our (mostly) sand-free domiciles.

In addition, Friday night, April 10, there will be a FREE Razor Clam Biology and Ecology presentation by local tidepooling and beachcombing expert, Alan Rammer, at Beachwood Resort, 3009 WA-109, Copalis Beach, WA 98535.

For more info, please contact Woody Moses at wmoses@highline.edu for details.

Hope to see you there!

Please join us on Sunday, December 8 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 two Co-Chairs, 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 8
AGM 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Executive 2:00-3:00pm
Location: 419 Henry Street, Victoria V9A 3J3

Join us for a “Pacific Seas Snooze” Overnight at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Saturday November 16, 2019

Register Now!

Location: 5400 N Pearl St. Tacoma
Time: 7:00 pm Saturday – 9:30 am Sunday
Ages: Participants must be at least 5 years old

NAME Members: Adults: $40, Children: $25
Non-Members: Adults: $45, Children: $30

(Breakfast included; bring your own snacks; eat dinner beforehand)

Spend an evening immersing yourselves in the watery world of wildlife found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Baja. See what’s in store in the SEA Lab and sleep with the hammerhead sharks, spotted eagle rays, and green sea turtles in the new Pacific Seas Aquarium. Maximum of 40 participants.

Saturday Evening

  • Arrive at 7:00 pm
  • Welcome to Baja Bay!
  • Visit Rocky Shores
  • Experience the Tidal Touch Zone
  • Explore the Pacific Seas Aquarium
  • Marine Lab in the new SEA Lab!
Sunday Morning

  • Wake up at 6:30 am and pack up belongings
  • Eat breakfast in the Plaza Café
  • Visit the South Pacific Aquarium
  • TBD
  • Depart at about 9:30 am or stay longer!

Contact Woody Moses (wmoses@highline.edu) with your inquiries!!!

Spaces are limited!