For more information on events in BC or if you have an event to share, please contact our BC Co-Directors, Mary Holmes and Yogi Carolsfeld, at email@example.com
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
Location: Online via Zoom
Please take a moment to review the minutes from last year’s meeting, linked below.
Please join us on Mondays once a month to learn from marine and aquatic educators and scientists. Speakers will share experiences, educational tips and stories from the field. The Zoom link to each month’s event will be emailed out to members a few days before each event. Non-members, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Not a member? Membership expired? Make sure to join or renew now so you don’t miss out on these fabulous events!
Monday, March 1st @ 6:30 pm
Investigating Crayfish + Freshwater Ecosystems Online—Learn to engage students in fascinating crayfish studies and water quality monitoring in this presentation with partners from The River Mile Network. Janice Elvidge from the National Park Service will team up with Rick Reynolds from Engaging Every Student and Jim Ekins from the University of Idaho Extension Service to step you through student activities including scientific investigations in your local watershed to benefit people and wildlife. Learn methods to monitor native and invasive crayfish, as well as a variety of factors that impact water quality, while meeting the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. Learn about ways to participate with The River Mile’s Crayfish Study project helping biologists and wildlife managers, and how different tools can be used to collect, analyze, and share data and student observations.
Monday, April 12th 6:30pm
Astonishing Annelids—The COVID-19 pandemic challenged marine educators at all academic levels to provide their students with an engaging on-line educational experience. Dr. Louise Page, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria (who was recently recognized by a UVic Teaching Excellence Award), didn’t miss a beat in preparing videos to substitute for the hands-on laboratory section of her Invertebrate Biology course. The decades of Louise’s passion for research and teaching about invertebrates permeate this work. Join us as she presents excerpts from her annelid lab, which showcase the astonishing diversity of morphology, behaviour and lifestyle among annelids.
More speakers will be posted as they are scheduled—if you would like to present please contact Giovannina Souers at email@example.com
Monitoring Axial SeaMount: Research techniques for 1500 meters Beneath the Surface—Fawn Custer, CoastWatch Citizen Science Trainer will lead a fun holiday activity to start out the night followed by Bill Hanshumaker, former National Marine Educators Association Rep and OSU Researcher Emeritus talking about monitoring an axial seamount and research techniques for 1500 meters beneath the surface.
Kayaking the Salish Sea During a Pandemic—WA-NAME Co-Directors Giovannina Souers (Environmental Education Program Supervisor City of Seattle) and Woody Moses (Highline College Biology Instructor) spent six weeks paddling over three hundred miles through the Salish Sea from West Seattle to the San Juans and back to Hood Canal. Learn what it took to do the trip, the challenges and surprises they faced and how they embraced adventure and uncertainty in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Rosemary Anderson High School science teacher and NAME President, Kay Shoemaker, gave a presentation on how to conduct field trips in these oh-so-atypical times so that you can still engage your students in the wonders and magic of the natural world, even while we’re all sitting in front of computer screens for ten hours a day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, December 13
AGM 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Here are the Agendas for the AGM and Executive Meetings. Everyone is welcome to come for one or both meetings!
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.