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. Please contact wmoses@highline.edu if you don’t receive it.
Not a member? Membership expired? Make sure to join or renew now so you don’t miss out on these fabulous events!

Monday, December 14th, 6:30pm 

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.

Monday, January 11th, 6:30pm

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.

Monday, February 8th 6:30pm

Kay Shoemaker, NAME President, Director Northwest Master Naturalists and Science Teacher at Rosemary Anderson High School will share her tips and tricks to creating fun virtual field trips.

Monday, April 12th 6:30pm

Astonishing AnnelidsThe 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 giovanninah2o@gmail.com