Ocean Literacy Art Exhibit:

a woman kneeling in front of an art piece of a wave made out of fishing materials
PC: Holly Neate
Weaving a wave of change with Jennifer MacLatchy marine debris inspired artist from Nova Scotia
a group of people posing for a photo holding a paddle
A portion of CaNOE’s Board of Directors for 2018-2020. Photo credit: Christy Wilson.

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

Conference sessions included:

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

Our Conference Speakers

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

a woman posing for a headshot photo

Wendy Watson-Wright

a woman smiling in front of a iceberg

Lisa (Diz) GLithero

Thank you to our Conference Partners and Sponsors

Thanks to Kat Middleton for designing our symposium logo