Members of the Ocean 180 steering committee are making their way to Annapolis today. While the allure of crab cakes and sailing is strong, we’re here for another one of the area’s best summer features: The 2014 Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Meeting! With hundreds of formal and informal educators, scientists, and professors from around the world attending, we’re gearing up for a great week among some of the best in the business. And maybe enjoying a crab cake or two…
Are you at NMEA? Come find us! Steering Committee members Mallory Watson and Laura Diederick will be attending and more than happy to answer questions, get your Ocean 180 feedback and ideas, and chat all things marine ed. With over 300 teachers participating in the Challenge last year we’re hoping to see a few at NMEA and finally meet up in person!
With a week jam-packed with exciting talks, presentations, and special events (including an evening at the National Aquarium!) planning your time at NMEA is no small task. Thankfully, conference organizers have put together this incredibly handy app to schedule your time.
While you’re getting your schedule together and picking out which sessions you’ll be attending, be sure to pencil in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge on Wednesday, July 22 at 3:15pm! Our team will be sharing some of our successes and stories from 2014 and sharing ways for both classroom teachers and informal educators to get involved. For those who participated in Ocean 180 last year, we’ll be looking to you to share your experiences with us and suggestions for other teachers and our team. Plus, you’ll get to take home a brand-new Ocean 180 USB drive- complete with the 2014 Ocean 180 finalist videos loaded on them. Don’t miss out!
Even if you’re not in Annapolis with us and the rest of the NMEA crowd, you can stay up to date on all the action through Twitter. Rumor has it, NMEA meetings have a top-notch live-tweeting team and we’ll be doing our best to keep up with them. You can follow #NMEA14 for all conference happenings and @Ocean180Video for updates from us.