September 2015 SPLASHmail

Hello CaNOE members!

Wow - it's September already... We hope you all enjoyed some relaxing time this summer at the coast, on the ocean or in your watershed.

There are lots of exciting things happening with CaNOE right now. We are entering a Strategic Planning Process, working on our communications to membership, and planning the 2016 Ocean Literacy Conference! All of these efforts have been organized into 'Working Groups', each led by one of our Directors. Any member of CaNOE (that's you!) is welcome and encouraged to join any of these groups. 

We hope you can 'pick up a paddle' and join us; by inviting friends and colleagues to join the network, submitting a blog post, or joining a Working Group! Just email us to get involved.

This is sure to be an exciting year of building membership, establishing direction, and working hard to advance ocean literacy in Canada!

Looking forward to hearing from you,
The CaNOE Team

Upcoming Events

Do you have an ocean education event coming up? Send us your local events for us to include in the next SPLASHmail! Please include as much info as possible (when? where? why?) and links if applicable.


Radioactivity In Our Ocean: Fukushima & Its Impact On The Pacific
Sept 14, 2015. Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC.

Seacology by Kayak
Sept 15 and 22, 2015. Halifax, NS.
A weekly series of guided sea kayak tours accompanied by marine scientists and local experts.  These tours will focus on a variety of topics such as marine, coastal, boreal-bog, island and plant ecology, oceanography, geology, coastal bird-life and inshore fisheries.

Citizen Science Workshops: Fish ID
Starts Sept 21, 2015. Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC.

ICES Annual Science Conference
Sept 21-25, 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark.
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is a global organization that develops science and advice to support the sustainable use of the oceans.

One Wave Festival
Sept 26, 2015. Victoria, BC.
Looking for volunteers to help run a CaNOE booth at this event. Please email us if you're interested!

Science Literacy Week Book Fair
Sept 26, 2015. Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC.

European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) 2015 Conference
Sept 28-Oct 1, 2015. Crete, Greece.
CaNOE Board Member Sonya Lee will be representing CaNOE at this conference!


Sustainable Oceans Conference
Oct 2-3, 2015. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.
CaNOE Secretary Haley Guest will be speaking at this conference!

Floating Museum Series: Finding Museum Connections!
Oct 3, 2015. Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC.
Featuring CaNOE Board Member Dave Riddell sharing stories of his recent adventures on the open ocean aboard a scientific research vessel!

A Walk on the Wild Side: Exploring the Ocean Floor with Digitial Technology
Oct 7, 2015. Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC.

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Conference
Oct 15-18, 2015. San Diego, CA, USA.
CaNOE Secretary Haley Guest will be representing CaNOE at this conference!

Saving Critically Endangered Frogs
Oct 22, 2015. Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC.

Science Sea Day
October 23, 2015. Victoria, BC.
In conjunction with National Science and Technology Week, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is hosting a fun-filled day of scientific demonstrations, exciting (non-exploding!) experiments, and fascinating presentations by visiting local scientists! Think squid dissections, fish-tagging demos, ROV driving and science journal making—just to name a few.

Arctic Marine Life Course
Starts Oct 28, 2015. Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC.

Looking ahead...

Sustainable Ocean Summit (World Ocean Council)
November 9-11, 2015. Singapore.
Sustainable Development and Growing the Blue Economy - the next 50 years.

7th Canadian Science Policy Conference
November 25-27, 2015. Ottawa, ON.

Canadian Marine Biodiversity: Resources, Opportunities, Responsibilities
November 26, 2015. Victoria, BC.
CaNOE Board Member Dr. Isabelle Côté will be speaking at this conference!

ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting
Dec 7-11, 2015. Vancouver, BC.

2016 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
April 13-15, 2016. Vancouver, BC.
Help the FishEye Projec

Imagine you could have a window into the ocean, a chance to see the unseen -- to go beneath the waves. On September 9, Fish Eye Project will be in San Francisco to present real-time underwater adventures at the Giant Screen Cinema Association conference. Support Fish Eye in this engaging, entertaining, and educational endeavour!

First Ocean Literacy in Canada Conference: CaNOE Blog Bit

Did you know that CaNOE has a blog? In this post, Anne Stewart and Haley Guest summarize the 1st Ocean Literacy Conference that happened in June 2015... 

Read the full blog here!

Wiring the Abyss

Ongoing until Sept 16

Ocean Networks Canada is currently on a month-long expedition with two world-class ships—the R/V Thompson from the University of Washington, and Bob Ballard’s E/V Nautilus—to conduct annual operations and maintenance on the observatories off the west coast of Canada. Both vessels will be providing a rare undersea portal to the Salish Sea and the Pacific Ocean by way of remotely operated vehicles equipped with high definition video cameras.
Everyone—from scientists to science students to people of all ages with an interest in the deep sea—is invited to join via live streaming video of every dive to the seafloor. Interaction with scientists, educators and crew on board both ships will be available 24/7, as operations continue around the clock.
Follow the progress of the expedition on Ocean Networks Canada’s Wiring the Abyss website. If you are an educator, contact Natasha Ewing, ONC Education Coordinator to connect your class to either vessel and the educators and scientists on board.
Member Survey: CaNOE needs YOU!

Members of the CaNOE Executive Committee will soon start drafting a strategic plan – the road map that CaNOE will use to define itself, its aspirations and concrete goals for the next 5 years.  This important document will only be meaningful if it resonates with the membership.
That is why WE NEED YOU!

Over the next few weeks, you will receive one or more invitations to participate in short  online surveys in which we will ask you about your values and hopes for CaNOE.  This will help us to articulate a shared vision that reflects what matters to you.  
So look out for our surveys and subdue that Delete reflex.
We need to know what you think!

Tell us what you're doing to advance ocean literacy in Canada!

We want to hear from YOU: how are you working to advance ocean literacy in Canada? Are you working on a neat new project? Do you have an idea or campaign you'd like to start? We'd love to include your work and your story on our blog, so please send us an email today!

Help us grow CaNOE!

Do you have colleagues and friends who should be 'aboard the CaNOE'? Send them a link to our website, Twitter, or Facebook page and encourage them to sign up today.
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