Marine Education conference is Aug. 7-11

Multiple education partners in Homer co-host the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) Conference in Homer next week, Aug. 7-11, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Participating organizations include the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, the Pratt Museum, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve (KBRR), Kachemak Bay Environmental Educators Alliance (KBEEA), Alaska SeaGrant, UAF Cooperative Extension, U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and the Alaska Natural Resource &Outdoor Education (ANROE). Presentations and meetings will be held at the Islands &Ocean Visitor Center and the Kachemak Bay Campus.

The 2017 NAME Conference is titled “Our Waters: Many Streams, One Ocean” and will focus on presentations and conversations about tracking environmental changes, celebrating ways of knowing, and transforming knowledge into stewardship.

All marine education enthusiasts are welcome to join any or all of the conference activities. More information about the conference schedule and presenters can be found at www.pacname.org/conferences/2017-homer-alaska. Reduced price options for locals are available.

For more information or to register, call Beth Trowbridge at 235-6756.

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