[Coral-List] SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS: http://www.ipmec.info

J. Michael Nolan mnolan at rainforestandreef.org
Fri Oct 13 08:12:37 EDT 2006

>From Sylvia Spalding/sylvia.spalding at noaa.gov


Mike Nolan


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*University of the South Pacific, Suva, FIJI
January 15-19, 2007
/www.ipmec.info <http://www.ipmec.info/>/* 

This first IPMEC is being organized to better use education to change 
public attitudes towards the ocean and to actively promote healthy 
marine ecosystems as a cornerstone of quality of life in the Pacific and 
on planet Earth. 

We seek participation from the full spectrum of formal and informal 
educators practicing throughout the Pacific Ocean region. Through 
sharing of ideas and experiences we hope to define essential marine 
education content and to identify successful practices that contribute 
to a healthy ocean and to healthy communities that depend upon it. A 
goal of the conference is to formalize a regional network of marine 

The following session themes are scheduled (in English only):

*/Local Marine Topics: Educational Lessons, Curricula, Resources & Projects
on near-shore, coastal and cultural issues, etc./*

*/Regional, Sub-regional, Open Ocean Marine Topics: Educational Lessons, 
Curricula, Resources & Projects on ocean resources, climate change & 
natural disasters, stewardship & management, etc./*

*/Ocean Literacy / Essential Marine Topics for the Pacific/*

*/Networking Marine Educators in the Pacific /*

Please submit an abstract (200 words or less) of your presentation, 
including title; author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s); full contact 
information for first author; abstract narrative; preferred format (oral 
or poster); and preferred theme (as above).

*/Deadline for abstract receipt has been extended from 15 October to 31 
October 2006/*

/Submit via e-mail as attached Word document to sylvia.spalding at noaa.gov/

/or fax to +1 808 522-8226/

/Notification of acceptance will be sent by 01 November 2006. All 
participants must register for the conference. Applications for 
scholarships are available./

Hosted by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and 
the University of the South Pacific.

Supported by the Marine Education Society of Australasia, University of 
Hawaii Marine Option Program, Ocean Futures Society, National Marine 
Educators Association and the Foundation of the Peoples of the South 
Pacific International.

If we are on another line or away from the phone, please leave your number, best time to return your call and/or your e-mail address.
After hours and weekend phone appointments are available upon request.


J. Michael Nolan, Director
Rainforest and Reef 501 (c)(3) non-profit

"Outstanding-Affordable Field Courses in Rainforest & Marine Ecology"

"Spanish Immersion offered in Mexico, Costa Rica, 
Nicaragua, Panama, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru"
Web: http://iwanttolearnspanish.org (being updated for 07)

United States:
Rainforest and Reef 501 (c)(3) non-profit
P.O. Box 141543
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49514-1543 USA
Phone: 1.616.604.0546 
Toll Free: 1.877.255.3721
Skype Phone: mikenolan1
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E-mail: mnolan at rainforestandreef.org or info at rainforestandreef.org
Web: http://www.rainforestandreef.org 

Latin America:
P.O. Box 850-1150
San José, Costa Rica, Central America
Att: Juan Pablo Bello C.
Program Director, Latin America
Phone: 011.506.290.8883/011.506.822.8222 (Cell)/Fax: 011.506.290.8883
E-mail: juanpablobello at rainforestandreef.org

Att: Marion Stephan
Frankfurt, Germany
E-mail: mstephan at rainforestandreef.org

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