CaNOE National Symposium 2018: July 13-15, 2018

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Be a part of the development of a uniquely Canadian preservative on ocean literacy

Marine Institute of Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland: July 13-15, 2018

All hands are invited on deck in Newfoundland this summer to join CaNOE in navigating a course for ocean literacy in Canada.  Our aim is to pull together to develop our uniquely Canadian perspective on what it means to be ocean literate and help shape a national ocean literacy strategy.

Presentations and discussions will explore four sub-themes:

Ocean literacy and culture
Ocean literacy and education and communication
Ocean literacy and science and technology
Ocean literacy and stewardship and conservation

End of day workshop sessions will address specific questions to help identify local actions that align with a “roadmap” that is being developed to create an ocean literacy strategy for Canada.  One question will focus on the essential ocean science literacy principles, already adopted by the US and the EU (in adapted form).

Over the three days, we will celebrate and learn from successful efforts in ocean education across the country, including indigenous experiences, and build a resources map to share best practices!

Outcomes include a position document describing what ocean literacy means in Canada and common messaging that will be incorporated into a Canadian brochure on ocean literacy with translation into both official languages and as many Indigenous languages as possible.

We are excited to overlap our symposium with a meeting of the international AORA (Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance) OL Working Group and the 2018 Coastal Zone Canada Conference, and look forward to building synergies and relationships!

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Call for Abstracts

Poster and oral presentations welcome, open January 31st to April 15th with notification of acceptance April 30th

Registration

Early registration goes until May 15, 2018
Final registration closes July 8th

Morning Coffee, lunches and Sunday brunch are included.

Early Registration
Member Professional – $175.00
Member Student – $111.00
Non-Member – Professional – $200.00
Non-Member – Student – $136.00

Coastal Zone Canada Delegates
CaNOE Member – $148.00
Non-Member – $168.00

Regular Rates
Member Professional $225
Member Student $145
Non-member – Professional – $250.00
Non-member – Student – $170.00
Single Day – $50.00

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to volunteer and save on registration? Send an e-mail to canoeconference2018@gmail.com with the subject line “CaNOE symposium volunteer” for details.

Travel Bursary Information

A limited number of travel bursaries (up to $500) are available for active participation in the symposium.

Exhibitors

Book your space today!

The 2018 Canadian Network for Ocean Educators (CaNOE) will hold its 2018 symposium at the Marine Institute in St. John’s, NL. Delegates and promoters of ocean literacy across the country will meet for three days to exchange ideas and knowledge, and advance ocean literacy in Canada. During the three days, there will be space available for groups to promote their work and research.

A series of exhibition tables will be distributed throughout the symposium’s networking areas. Tables are available at a cost of $100 each, which includes one full registration to the symposium plus Urchin level membership in CaNOE. Space is limited so book early.

Send an e-mail to canoeconference2018@gmail.com for further details and to book your space

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support of ocean literacy in Canada and reach your target market by sponsoring the CaNOE 2018 Symposium! There are a variety of opportunities available and we can tailor these packages to better suit your needs.

Contact canoeconference2018@gmail.com with the subject line “CaNOE symposium sponsorship” for more information.

Learn more at: http://oceanliteracy.ca/2018-ocean-literacy-conference/

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