via the Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE), you are invited to attend or submit an abstract to present at CaNOE’s 2016 2nd Annual Conference on location at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 7th – 12th, 2016
This year’s conference theme is Ocean Optimism. Keynote speaker Dr. Elin Kelsey, educator and co-founder of #oceanoptimism, will present on “The wild success of Ocean Optimism and the wonderfully contagious nature of hope.”
Call for Presentations, Posters, and Workshops
In order to make this conference great, we need YOU! CaNOE is inviting submissions for presentations, posters, and workshops for our 2016 conference under the theme Ocean Optimism.
Presentations will run concurrently two sessions. Presenters will be given 15 minutes to present. After all 4 presenters in a session have presented, they will form a panel for a 20 to 30 minute discussion and Q&A.
Sub-theme A: “Making waves: Learning about the ocean through art”
Expressing ocean literacy through music, literature, or film
Learning about the ocean through creative expression creates memorable learning experiences that can build ocean literacy in everyone, even those who live far from salty shores. Showcase your creative project that promotes ocean literacy through the arts on a local or global scale.
Sub-theme B: “Science success stories: Creating positive change through ocean research”
Changing the world for the better with ocean science
Small discoveries in ocean research can lead to big changes in society and government policy. Present your research and show us how your project is increasing our knowledge of the oceans and shaping the world around us.
Sub-theme A: “What’s in your fridge? Educating consumers about sustainable seafood”
Exploring sustainable seafood and the role of the consumer
Seafood consumers face a sea of choice in the supermarket, but even mindful consumers have difficulty keeping up with the labels and best choices. Share your project’s successes and failures in bringing ocean literacy to the dinner table.
Sub-theme B: “Working together: Empowering communities through ocean education”
Creating resilient coastal communities through knowledge transfer and gathering
Coastal communities rely on the ocean for sustenance, employment, transportation, and cultural identity, and with changing seas, the most resilient communities will be those that benefit from ocean education. Share your community programs, education outreach or research projects that encourage ocean literacy and stewardship in coastal communities.
This is your chance to showcase how your research, education program, or personal efforts have advanced ocean literacy in Canada. Poster presenters will be invited to provide a 1-minute, 1-slide presentation of their poster following the keynote speaker on June 9th.
Be creative! Posters can be any shape or size as long as it fits within a 4’ x 4’ space. Those who are not capable of attending or presenting themselves are encouraged to submit a poster. Those whose work is not selected for presentation are still encouraged to submit a poster which will be posted for viewing throughout the conference.
Workshops are an opportunity for conference participants to engage in hands-on, interactive learning. We are looking for a wide variety of workshop topics around Ocean Literacy and Ocean Optimism.
Each workshop will be 1.5 hours and should include some form of hands-on or interactive learning. Some examples of workshops could be: Ocean Science activities for K-12, Building Ocean Robotics, or Grant Writing for Ocean Non-Profits. Be creative and pitch us your idea!
Further Information Regarding Conference details including submission guidelines can be found on our website at http://oceanliteracy.ca/2016-
Note: The call for abstracts is open until April 15th, 2016.