Our Vision

To connect through education to advance understandings and actions in relation to environmental and sustainability issues across all communities and education sectors.

Marine Educators SIG

Welcome to AAEE ME - our special interest group for Marine Educators.

We live on the biggest island in the world on a planet nearly 3/4 covered by oceans. Our health depends on the health of our oceans.

AAEE ME has two distinct goals:

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1. To provide networking and support opportunities for those working in marine education.

Due mainly to the barriers between people and marine and aquatic environments, marine education has its own set of challenges. We hope to discuss these challenges as well as the many ways marine educators are working to overcome them.

2. To encourage educators who are not necessarily working in 'marine' education to incorporate marine and aquatic environmental education in their programs.

The marine environment is often viewed as external in many environmental education programs, but as we all know, all drains, creeks and rivers lead to the ocean. We therefore have a vital opportunity to educate people of all ages about marine environments throughout terrestrial environmental education programs. Rather than people thinking that because they don't live by the beach they have no impact on marine environments, they should be making conscious decisions about:

  • seafood;
  • climate change (ocean acidification and sea temperature change due to climate change are very pressing issues);
  • packaging/reducing waste; and
  • holiday destinations, just to name a few.

The Marine Educators SIG is a great opportunity to learn more about creative and effective ways to take a broad, inclusive approach to environmental and sustainability education.

See our 2013 survey results here: Survey Results

If you'd like to join the Marine Educators SIG (AAEE ME), email kate(at)beachteach.com.au.

Join in the discussion on our Marine Educators SIG Facebook Group.

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Latest News

  • August 14, 2017 - Seaweek 4-10 September - The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth - Seaweek is Australia's major national public awareness campaign to focus community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea.Seaweek gives us a fantastic opportunity to promote educational issues of relevance to the... More →
  • August 8, 2017 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NZAEE - Educators, practitioners and supporters of environmental education are invited to submit abstracts of short presentations, short workshops, long workshops, or another format to be considered for the 2018 NZAEE conference. - NZAEE8th Biennial Conference: An Ecosystem for Environmental Education - Wednesday 18... More →
  • August 8, 2017 - ozEEnews CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Creating Change through EE - We are currently planning the SeptemberIssue of ozEEnews and seek your contribution. - This issue's theme is 'Creating change through EE'.We're looking for stories or projects you may be working on or have recently completedthat have created change or behaviour change through... More →
  • June 26, 2017 - ozEEnews is out! - The latest issue of ozEEnews,our quarterly member publication is now out! - In this Issue, we focus on local initiatives keeping our oceans clean and 'plastic free'. - Read this Issue - Login on the home page then visit theozEEnews Members Only pageto download the latest issue. - Happy reading! - Alison... More →
  • May 11, 2017 - Submission 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies Discussion Papers - What do you think Australia's climate change policies should be? - We have just made a submission to the federal government in response to their Discussion Paper on this topic. - AAEE Submission Aust Govt Climate Change policies review[download pdf] - This submission is made by the executive of the National... More →


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