Our mission is to make known the world of water both fresh and salt, and our annual conference brings together formal and informal marine educators from around the world to promote awareness and education of the global marine environment.
The conference draws 300-500 professionals from K-12 schools, public aquariums, non-profit NGOs, and government agencies together for four days of learning, sharing, and networking. Bring your family and get back to nature! There are several family-friendly conference events and field trips, and SO MUCH to explore in New Hampshire and Maine! Hope to see you there!
Registration will be available in the new year.
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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 about how, over the course of a decade, the Gulf of Maine warmed faster than 99% of the global ocean, and how local researchers and policy makers are addressing this. Then, in the evening, explore both Portsmouth, NH (one of the nation’s oldest cities, filled with vibrant restaurants and shops to explore) 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 in the New England culinary scene.