National Marine Educators Association Conference
The Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association (GOMMEA) is proud to host the
National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Annual Conference, July 21-25, 2019 at
the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, NH. This year’s theme is “Turning
the Tide: Learning from Yesterday, Adapting for Tomorrow."
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 brings 300-500 professionals from K-12 schools, marine centers, non-
profit NGOs, and government agencies together for four days of learning, sharing, and
networking. During the day, participants will attend a full program highlighting the latest
trends and research in marine education. In the evening, everyone has an opportunity
to explore Portsmouth, NH (Monday), and Rye, NH, (Wednesday); Tuesday is our
annual dinner and auction. To complete the conference experience registrants can
explore the beauty of New Hampshire and Maine on one of our field trips on Thursday.
GOMMEA is currently soliciting proposals for workshops. Most sessions are 50-minutes
long. Proposals can be for presentations on research, marine history, resources, or
lessons and activities for formal and informal education.
More information on registration and session proposals can be found at
http://gommea.org/nmea2019. Registration opens January 2019.