CaNOE National Symposium 2018

July 13-15, 2018

Marine Institute of Memorial University

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Be a part of the development of a uniquely Canadian perspective on Ocean Literacy!


The symposium was a great success!


A group photo of the last conference stragglers who stayed to admire Jennifer MacLatchy’s artwork. Photo credit: Christy Wilson.



Check out our conference gallery here!

Session 1 Presentations: Ocean Literacy and Culture

  1. Eastern Arctic conservation areas: a music video – Alastair O’Rielly
  2. The Sedna epic expedition: bringing ocean to eye level for Inuit in the Canadian Arctic – Susan Eaton
  3. New Ocean Ethic – Gordon Slade
  4. Using heritage fishing as the hook to engage youth and community in ocean literacy – Kimberly Orren
  5. The Ocean Sense and Youth Ambassador programs: fostering ocean literacy in local communities – Maia Hoeberechts

Session 2 Presentations: Ocean Literacy and Education and Communication

  1. MakerSpace Learning Commons – Shawn Pendergast
  2. You must teach ocean literacy, even if you live in the prairies – Karen Smith
  3. Introducing ocean literacy programs into K-12 schools: characteristics of successful programs – Patrick Wells
  4. Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium off season education pilot program Success – Samantha Green
  5. Ocean School: a digital portal to the ocean – Lucija Prelovec
  6. How did a baby lobster manage to educate the public? – Dounia Daoud

Session 3 Presentations: Ocean Literacy and Science and Technology

  1. Marine renewable energy, its terminology and technology – Paul Ryan
  2. The importance of understanding, detecting, and controlling corrosion under insulation when operating in harsh marine environments – Susan Caines
  3. Ocean Networks Canada: bring you the Internet-connected ocean – Maia Hoeberechts
  4. Fostering ocean literacy using atlases and story maps: case studies from Sydney Harbour, NS – Andrew Sherin
  5. Integrating ocean science and technology into K-12 education through fellowships and field placements for pre-service teachers – Dave Tipton
  6. Getting into the GROOVE with technology for ocean literacy – Monika Pelz

Session 4 Presentations: Ocean Literacy and Stewardship and Advocacy

  1. The Atlantic: a shared ocean – Paula Keener
  2. Ocean Bridge: connecting Canadian youth through ocean service – Kareina D’Souza
  3. Ocean aware: is it a challenge? – Monika Pelz
  4. The sea turtle beach patrol: engaging coastal communities in citizen science – Kayla Hamelin
  5. Bringing ocean literacy into the hands of landlocked Canadians – Holly Neate

Poster Presentations

Ocean as Pedagogy: Fostering reconciliation through a culturally appropriate Canadian perspective – Mirjam Wirz-Held

Stream to Sea – Christy Wilson

What is an  inquiry-based ocean lesson and why do we need to know? – Patrick Wells

Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours for 2050 – Kelly Shnare

Symposium Workshops

World Oceans Day Workshop Findings Report

facilitated by Carol Amaratunga, Alexandra Vance and Monica Phung



Thank you to our keynote speakers who set the stage for a very productive gathering and workshops


Wendy Watson-Wright

Wendy’s Bio


Lisa (Diz) GLithero

Lisa’s Bio



Ocean Literacy Art Exhibit

Weaving a wave of change with Jennifer MacLatchy marine debris inspired artist from Nova Scotia


AGM was held during the symposium and a new board was voted in for the new term


 Many thanks to our PArtner and sponsors


Thanks to Kat Middleton for designing our symposium logo