Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) is a dynamic organization of professionals dedicated to sharing the world of water and using the allure of marine and freshwater places to excite audiences about learning.
Educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals from Washington, Oregon, Alaska and British Columbia are invited to meet, learn, share, and socialize. This year’s conference will be held August 11-15, 2019 at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington.
2019 Conference Strands:
Connecting cultures and communities
Do your programs reflect the diverse communities of your area? Do you address social justice and equity issues in aquatic and marine science programming? How do you make sure your curriculum is culturally sensitive and relevant to the students you serve? Share your tips, techniques and lessons learned for successfully connecting all learners with the aquatic world.
Innovative Teaching, Research and Restoration
Do you have a cool or new science lesson, restoration project, citizen science program, or community art project to share? Are you incorporating the latest breaking research into your teaching or bringing specialists into your classroom? We are looking for teachers, informal educators, researchers or marine science loving citizens who want to share an innovative new idea or project they have been working on.
Do you teach using your local community and landscape? How do you incorporate “calls to action” and solutions in discussions about human impacts on aquatic and marine ecosystems? Share your knowledge and tips about programming in your local setting and how you make the connection to our one big ocean.
Please note: the presentation proposal deadline has been extended to April 1, 2019
Full Conference Registration—includes all sessions, lunches, and evening events from Sunday evening, August 11 through Thursday lunch, August 15, including the NAME Awards Banquet and Auction.
Two-day Registration—includes the following, plus the option to join us on the field trips!
- Sun-Tue: all sessions, lunches, and evening events from Sunday evening, August 11 through Tuesday lunch, August 13
- Tue-Thu: all sessions, lunches, and evening events from Tuesday lunch, August 13 through Thursday lunch, August 15, including the NAME Awards Banquet and Auction.
Single-day Registration—includes all sessions plus lunch on the day registered. Available for Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
Conference registration does not include lodging, which can be purchased during registration and includes breakfast. Lodging information can be found on our Travel & Lodging page. Lodging must be booked no later than May 3, 2019 to confirm a spot!
Registering as a member does not include NAME membership renewal. Please add your membership renewal during registration, if desired.