NMEA 2019 Registration Open

The Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association is proud to host the National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference, July 21-25, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, NH.

As you’ve come to expect, this NMEA conference will offer a variety of opportunities. During the day, attend a full program highlighting the latest trends and research in marine education. Learn from local researchers who have been studying the Gulf of Maine, learning from its history to protect its future.

Then, in the evening, explore both Portsmouth, NH (one of the nation’s oldest cities, filled with vibrant restaurants and shops) and Rye, NH (home to the Seacoast Science Center, where we will be enjoying a full lobster bake).

Complete your conference experience by exploring the beauty of New Hampshire and Maine on one of our field trips. Anticipated trips include visits to Shoals Marine Laboratory, kayaking in our Great Bay, a whale watch cruise, tours of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (established in 1800 and still operational today), and sampling cuisine from the New England culinary scene.


  • Saturday July 20th – Sunday July 21st
     – Pre- Conference meetings including Board Meetings
  • Monday July 22nd – Wednesday July 24th
     – Concurrent Sessions, meetings, exhibits
  • Thursday July 25th – Field Trips

Memorial Union Building, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824