2021 Annual Fund Marketing campaign — Nationwide Marine Educators Affiliation

Pricey NMEA Members and Associates:

As one other yr involves a detailed, I discover myself reflecting on the previous yr in NMEA and past. This yr has been stuffed with challenges and success for everybody within the schooling group.

Through the international pandemic, lots of our members had been furloughed, skilled lowered salaries, or moved to distant work. In response, NMEA provided a $20 low cost on membership for anybody who renews or turns into a member by April 22, 2022.

In June, the NMEA board voted to maneuver the NMEA Range, Fairness, and Inclusion (DEI) to a everlasting standing committee. The DEI committee had been an advert hoc committee shaped on account of conversations amongst attendees on the NMEA Annual Convention in 2019 in Durham, New Hampshire.

Additionally in June, the United Nations kicked off the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Growth. In response, NMEA based a workgroup particularly to take a look at how NMEA interacts with the Ocean Decade and the way NMEA can use this chance to unfold Ocean Literacy. NMEA is an Ocean Decade U.S. Nexus group, and lots of of our members and committees are actively partaking in varied facets of the Ocean Decade.

In July, NMEA held its first digital nationwide convention. This convention was an enormous success and we shall be utilizing what we discovered from this convention to host our first hybrid convention this summer time. The convention shall be held at Hofstra College, in addition to on-line, this summer time on July 9-13, 2022.

All of this work is as a result of dedication of the NMEA board, the onerous work of our committees, and the assist of our members. Nevertheless, there’s nonetheless extra work to be carried out and we want your assist. So, on this season of giving, we ask you to assist our efforts by means of a donation of any quantity to assist NMEA meet our targets. Go to to make your tax-deductible donation to our Annual Enchantment.

Your donation will assist NMEA develop our Ocean Literacy marketing campaign and our involvement within the UN Ocean Decade. It can additionally assist us convey new individuals into NMEA by means of our hybrid nationwide convention. Your assist will assist us to supply scholarships to these attending in-person and people becoming a member of us from world wide.

We are able to all make a distinction in increasing marine schooling and “making recognized the world of water each recent and salt.”


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