NAMEPA Partner Programs
NAMEPA partners with organizations across the globe! With a mission to Save the Seas through educating on protecting the marine environment and promoting marine industry best practices and industry career pathways, NAMEPA has engaged with diverse partners on building interactive programs, digital media and education material. Our collaborative work with educators and students has allowed many new programs to be developed and delivered to communities throughout North America. We welcome new partners and exciting projects to foster a balance between commerce and conservation!
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Inspiring Marine Environment Protectors Program
The purpose of the program is to introduce inquiry-based education programs and resources to LA's BEST staff and share NAMEPA strategies of implementing educational activities in the field to increase knowledge of the marine environment locally and globally and how to protect it.
To view the virtual program for this partnership see our videos on Biodiversity!
Biodiversity Lesson 1: https://youtu.be/uewhQjty-YI
Biodiversity Lesson 2: https://youtu.be/O_13SH9wXNE
Biodiversity Lesson 3: https://youtu.be/Tc6Lkqmpr3I
The Port of Los Angeles awarded this grant through the Community Grant Program 2020-21. NAMEPA's goal is to collaborate with local organizations such as LA's BEST and inspire youth in the Port community.
Inspiring Marine Environment Protectors and Community Stewards
This immersive program aims to increase ocean literacy among the participants through hands-on education utilizing the natural environment, scientific instrumentation, and classroom instruction. Topics include water quality, marine debris, biodiversity, the changing climate and how through changing one habitat we can change the world. Lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of the participants with the goal of delivering a comprehensive educational unit.
Marine Education Sponsor
Port Houston has been a sponsor of NAMEPA's education materials for three years. The lessons, activities and programs are offered to Houston area educators to educate students on protecting the marine environment and introduce marine industry career pathways. Lessons include topics such as marine debris, the changing climate and actions to help Save Our Seas. Lessons are designed for ease of use delivering a complete educational unit and can be used as a single lesson or in conjunction with the supplemental material to enhance your curriculum.
Join the Tribute to Heroes at Sea
Join “Heroes at Sea” to raise awareness about the role of the mariner, and to pay tribute to seafarers around the world. Engaging in a walk, jog, cycle and/or swim, participants were able to more than double the goal of “circumnavigating” the globe last year and raised nearly $50,000 which was distributed to seafarer welfare centers.
This year, we continue to salute our Heroes at Sea with the iconic “Walk, Jog, Cycle and Swim” to commemorate the Day of the Seafarer. The month-long (May 25 to June 25) program serves primarily as a tribute and reminder to our Heroes at Sea (seafarers) that their commitment and efforts are appreciated and not forgotten.