Our annual conference will be kicking off before you know it! Haven't registered yet? Hurry! Online registration ends July 14, and registration on site is $50 more! The field trips filled quickly, but there are still a few spots left on a few of the experiences - check this page to see what's still open.
New this year: we have a conference app! Prepare your schedule ahead of time by downloading EventBoard to your phone. It's free, works on all platforms, and it allows you to access session descriptions, speaker bios, submit surveys, and much, much more! Download it here >
Curious about conference events, field trips, and what to do around Annapolis? Then our new Pinterest boards are for you! Take a peek and explore all that our 2014 conference has to offer and check out all that you can see and do in Annapolis. Staying in the region a bit longer? We have some regional highlights pinned for you as well!
And don't forget: if you're on social media, follow the #NMEA14 hashtag for all the exciting updates on Twitter and Instagram, keep an eye on our Facebook page for photos and updates, and check out our NMEA14 Storify - it will kick off next week with all of our favorite posts and pics from attendees!
Are you interested in international marine education, particularly in the Pacific? The 2014 International Pacific Marine Educators Network biennial conference kicked off today in Tokyo! Did you know you can register to view it from afar? Get a group together and tune in! Full details here >
Also, if you're on social media, follow #IPMEN14 for posts from the conference!
We are pleased to announce our new editor of Current: Jane Rubinsky from New York! Get to know Jane in our Q&A and find out why seahorses are her favorite marine critters! Jane will be working with the Current Committee (formerly the Publications Committee) to determine the future direction of Current. Look for updates in the not too distant future and if you've submitted an article but have not seen it published yet, don't worry - we've got them on file!
Thanks to everyone who made our first Membership Drive such a fun and successful event and "Welcome!" to the 117 new members who joined us! At the close of the drive we had broken the 1,000 member mark and are now 1,034 members strong (and growing).
We had some fun events during the drive, including Google Hangouts On Air about World Oceans Day and our Student and Emerging Professional categories, and we put the spotlight on several members, including Jim Wharton, Terri Kirby-Hathaway, Sarah Richards, and Sean Russell.
For a follow-up to our last member video, NMEA in Three Words, here are a few reasons Why We're Members!
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!