October 2015 SPLASHmail

Hello CaNOE members!

CaNOE is now in the middle of a Strategic Planning Process, and beginning to plan the 2016 Ocean Literacy Conference! These efforts are being led by 'Working Groups', comprised of CaNOE's Board of Directors as well as general members. 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

This is sure to be a great year of building membership, establishing direction, and working hard to advance ocean literacy in Canada.

The CaNOE Team

Upcoming Events


Canadian Network for Environmental Education & Communication (EECOM): Earth Matters Conference 2015
October 15-17, 2015. Canmore, AB.

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

OCEANS '15 Conference - Sea Change: Dive into Opportunity

October 19-22, 2015. Washington, DC, USA.

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

Science Sea Day
October 23, 2015. Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Victoria, BC.

Conservation-based Learning and Networking Workshop
October 23, 2015. Surrey, BC

Catalyst 2015 Conference: Thinking Like a Scientist
October 23, 2015. Richmond, BC.

Deep Bay Marine Field Station: Professional Development Workshop
October 24, 2015. Nanaimo, BC.

Ocean Innovation 2015: Mapping Our Oceans
October 26-28, 2015. St. John's, NL.

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.
You’re Invited!

If you are looking for ways to become more engaged with CaNOE, look no further! There are 5 Working Groups for members to volunteer for:
Strategic Planning
Finances and Fundraising
2016 Conference Planning – looking for new members

We have already welcomed members onto these working groups, but are always keen to have more.
Submit an event

Are you or your organization hosting an event soon? Or have you heard of a great ocean-education related event in Canada, and want to spread the word?

Please send them in to be included in our next SPLASHmail!
Callout for teaching resources
CaNOE is developing a comprehensive database of ocean education teaching resources for our CaNOE members. We hope you will consider submitting your favourite resources to us! Welcoming all programs, indoor & outdoor activities, posters, online games, books, websites, songs, and more!
Please send yours to

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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