GoMRI Attends 2016 National Marine Educators Association Conference in Orlando
– JULY 29, 2016
(From Summer 2016 Newsletter) Members of the GoMRI management team and several GoMRI Consortia outreach coordinators attended the 2016 National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) conference in Orlando, FL from June 27-July 1, 2016. GoMRI hosted a booth in the Exhibit Hall which was staffed by Katie Fillingham from the GoMRI Management Team and outreach coordinators from several GoMRI consortia, including Laura Bracken (CARTHE), Teresa Greely, Angela Lodge, Ben Prueitt, and Sherryl Gilbert (C-IMAGE), Dan DiNicola (RECOVER), and Sara Beresford and Emily Davenport (ECOGIG).
Katie Fillingham, in collaboration with GoMRI partners Emily Frost from Smithsonian Ocean Portal and Steve Sempier from the four Gulf Sea Grant programs, and Jessie Kastler from CONCORDE and Alex Turpin and Tracy Crews from LADC- GEMM and Oregon Sea Grant, presented a poster during the poster session on GoMRI’s three-pronged approach to education and outreach activities.
The conference included a screening of Screenscope Inc.’s Dispatches from the Gulf documentary and drew more than 40 attendees. Each attendee received a copy of the documentary to use in their classrooms. Visitors to the GoMRI booth also were able to learn more about the documentary and receive a copy of the film to use in their classroom.
The NMEA conference provided a great opportunity for GoMRI to interact with marine educators and promote the education resources being developed through the GoMRI program!