August 17-20, 2021
We are excited to be hosting a virtual conference this summer featuring a variety of online presentations, including keynote speakers, webinars, workshops, and panel discussions, that will help us learn and plan for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030).
The 2021 Call for Presentations is now open! All submissions received before the priority deadline of April 30, 2021 will be reviewed and successful applicants will be contacted by May 15, 2021.
Submit a Presentation Proposal!
The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators and the Canadian Network for Ocean Education invite educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals from the Pacific Northwest and across Canada to meet, learn, share, and socialize at the 2021 NAME/CaNOE virtual summer conference, which will be held online August 17-20, 2021.
Virtual conference sessions, networking opportunities, and social activities will be spread across four consecutive weekdays from Tuesday, August 17, through Friday, August 20. We will make every effort to accommodate those in different time zones across the US and Canada and hope that all attendees will find plenty of ways to participate!
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.
The Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE) is a registered society created in 2014 to advance ocean literacy in Canada by connecting individuals, organizations, and stakeholder groups across diverse communities.
Educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals who attend the 2021 NAME/CaNOE virtual conference will:
- Learn and plan for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030)
- Discover resources and information from communities and organizations that value healthy marine and aquatic ecosystems and discuss how they can be incorporated into ocean and aquatic education, such as:
- UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related to ecosystems and climate
- IOC-UNESCO ocean literacy efforts and resources including the Ocean Literacy Portal
- Canadian Coalition for Ocean Literacy’s proposed National Strategy for Ocean Literacy
- CaNOE’s 2019 report “What is Canadian Ocean Literacy?” and new initiatives in Canada
- Enjoy opportunities for networking, discussion, and learning new content and strategies
- Share activities, lessons, and resources that embrace diverse ways of knowing and learning ocean literacy concepts in the classroom and community
- Explore and discuss current issues in marine and aquatic science and the role of place, language and culture in informing solutions:
- Identify and understand issues related to local marine and aquatic species
- Learn about current research and policy initiatives
- Address challenges and opportunities arising from BC’s new concept-based and competency-driven curriculum