August 17-20, 2021

Our online conference was a trout-standing success! Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, supported, and sponsored this conference. It was wonderful to bring together so many passionate people to share ideas, learn and plan for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030).
Thank you to the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators for being wonderful co-hosts! Even though this wasn’t the conference that we had orginally had in mind, together we provided an online platform for ocean literacy and education.
Look for the next CaNOE conference in 2023!


Educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals who attended the 2021 NAME/CaNOE virtual conference:

  • Learned and planned for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030)
  • Discovered resources and information from communities and organizations that value healthy marine and aquatic ecosystems and discussed how they can be incorporated into ocean and aquatic education, such as:
  • Enjoyed opportunities for networking, discussion, and learning new content and strategies
  • Shared activities, lessons, and resources that embraced diverse ways of knowing and learning ocean literacy concepts in the classroom and community
  • Explored and discussed current issues in marine and aquatic science and the role of place, language and culture in informing solutions:
    • Identified and understood issues related to local marine and aquatic species
    • Learned about current research and policy initiatives
    • Addressed challenges and opportunities arising from BC’s new concept-based and competency-driven curriculum

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.


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