2014 NAME Conference

Join us for the 39th Annual Conference
July 13th - 17th, 2014 | Bandon, Oregon

“Connecting Communities through Water”
Conference Program

“The Barn” Bandon Community Center
1200 11th St SW
Bandon, OR 97411

Contact Phone: 541-643-8619 (call/text Jenna Kulluson)

Meet and connect with educators passionate about meaningful aquatic learning.  The 39th annual NAME conference held in beautiful Bandon, Oregon will host over 30 informative conference workshops and numerous innovative speakers as well as exciting field experiences.

NAME is a community of marine and aquatic educators from public and private schools, aquariums, museums, nature centers, public agencies, and non-profit organizations dedicated to marine and aquatic education from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.

Registration is now open! Make sure to register by June 14 to get the early-bird rates. Register online, or fill out and return the registration form by mail, fax or email. (Please note that you can complete the online registration even if you are paying by check or PO. Contact if you have any questions.)

We are looking for a few more posters to help fill out our session on Monday evening July 14th. Please fill out the information online and submit the form by June 30, 2014 if you would like to showcase your poster.

Conference Strands:


Do your programs reflect the diverse communities of your area? How do you make sure your class curriculum is culturally sensitive and relevant?  Are you working with minorities or underserved populations?  Share your tips and techniques to fully engage these populations in aquatic sciences.


Share how to transform your class or local community into stewards. Community action and citizen science programs are a new wave in teaching aquatic sciences.  Share success stories and lessons learned.  What tools do learners need to become the next generation of stewards?

STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics

Do you use technology to reach new audiences? How do you use art in your programming to teach aquatic science, engineering, and mathematics? Share stories, resources, and example work of how components of STEAM are transforming your classroom or program.  


SeaFaire is a marketplace of ‘ideas’ where individuals, agencies, organizations and vendors can share educational programs, equipment, curricula, and other materials appropriate for marine and aquatic educators.

SeaFaire Registration Form (Word)


The annual NAME auction is one of the highlights of the conference….a chance to have fun, bid on really great items, and raise money for our mini-grant scholarship fund!

Have an auction item to donate? Here are some ideas for great “aquatic” auction items: jewelry; outdoor gear; any and all crafts/artwork; gift certificates for whale watching, fishing trips, bird watching, cabin/hotel/motel accommodations, or guided outdoor trips. There may be treasures in your attic just waiting for the NAME Auction! Solicitation of auction items on behalf of NAME is highly appreciated.

Auction Donation Form

Bandon, Oregon