April 2014 Newsletter - National Marine Educators Association

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Dear NMEA Members,

Happy Earth Day! If you’ve been keeping up on our new website and you’ve seen the most recent blog post, you know that NMEA is embarking on its first ever Membership Drive, kicking off today and continuing through World Oceans Day on June 8! As we challenge ourselves to bring new members into the NMEA family, I thank all you who have made this vibrant organization all that it has come to be! 

As you all know, NMEA is a primarily volunteer-run organization and thrives because of you, our members. Your dedication, leadership and enthusiasm are what propels us forward and enables us to impact ocean literacy and stewardship, encouraging the appreciation and understanding of our ocean planet both near and far. 

Each NMEA member brings individual talent, perspective and heart…creating the unique pulse that flows through our organization. Please take a moment to remember why you became a member of NMEA and consider sharing our goals and accomplishments with a friend or colleague and encouraging them to add their voice to our community. 


Susan Haynes

NMEA President, 2013-2014

We are pleased to announce our first ever Membership Drive! Kicking off today, in honor of Earth Day, and continuing through World Oceans Day (June 8), we have seven solid weeks planned of celebrating initiatives such as ocean literacy and highlighting the people that make us who we are: our members.

Thanks to our colleagues and supporters, by joining during our Membership Drive, you will be eligible to win raffle prizes including packages from aquariums throughout the U.S. and our Grand Prize – a GoPro camera! Check out the full details here and #CatchtheCurrent >

For a little member fun, can you describe NMEA in just three words?

Member video tour of website

Hurry! Early bird registration rates for our 2014 conference will end on April 30! Join us in historic Annapolis, Md., July 21-25 for great sessions, fun field trips, and incredible networking opportunities! Register today and take advantage of the early bird rate before it ends > 

Conference Pinterest Curious about conference events and field trips? Then our new Pinterest board is for you! Take a peek and explore all that our 2014 conference has to offer >

As a reminder, our 2014 conference will focus on STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), but will also highlight a variety of other marine and aquatic topics. Concurrent session information is now online >

And don't forget: if you're on social media, follow the #NMEA14 hashtag for all the exciting updates!

We're excited to announce that our national office is now housed at Maryland Sea Grant in College Park, Md., at the University of Maryland at College Park. Learn more about this exciting change and update your contact info today > 

Now that we have this revamped newsletter and our refreshed website up and running smoothly, and our social media accounts are humming along, we're excited to be able to share your news and events! 

Does your chapter have a great regional workshop coming up, or was a member just recognized for something really cool? Drop us an email, or let us know on Facebook or Twitter, so we can help spread the news! 

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