2010—“No Educator Left Inside:
Exploring Ocean and Watershed”

July 7–10, 2010 • Florence, Oregon

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If you teach about ocean or watershed or water, or want to, don’t miss Florence this summer! Come outside to the central Oregon Coast, a breathtaking backdrop for an outstanding education professional development opportunity. NAME annual conferences bring together educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska to meet, learn, share, and socialize. Our conferences are known for their innovative ideas, creative approaches, and cutting-edge teaching materials, and this one is no different.  

This year’s conference will feature four pre- conference workshops, excellent plenary and concurrent sessions, unique field experiences, and unforgettable social events. Topics include whales and whale research, place-based learning, climate change in the Pacific, marine fishery curricula, to name a few, as well as sessions on the best educational materials out there. There are four exciting conference themes planned that should meet the needs for all involved in marine and aquatic programs:

  • Effective Learning Outside: Applying what we know to get our students and audiences excited about the World of Water—while standing in it!
  • The Changing Ocean: Our ocean is changing—often faster than we’d like. What is going on there, what do we expect next, and what do we do about it?
  • Nearshore Habitats—From Watersheds to Beaches and Dunes to Ocean Depths: Ideas, curricula, materials, resources.
  • Discovery of Place: The role of place-based education in changing behaviors and attitudes about our home.

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