New York State 

Marine Education Association

International Coastal Cleanup 2017

NYSMEA is proud to be a part of two International Coastal Cleanup opportunities on October 14, 2017.

Kaiser Park in Coney Island and Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh.

See below for the registration links to add your name to the list of people who care to come out and assist.

See below that for the informational flyers.

NYSMEA Upcoming events

14 Oct 2017 10:00 AM • Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY

Partner Events

Click flyer image for a hot linked PDF version.


Save The Date: October 3, 2017

The Waterfront Alliance's, Heroes of the Harbor, honors members of the waterfront community for their unique contributions to making the New York Harbor and waterfront an exceptional place to live, work, and play. A highlight of the evening is the Parade of Boats, an urban flotilla of dozens of boats—big and small—that delights our guests and the public as it passes Chelsea Piers. Personalized ring buoys are presented to our “heroes” during dinner.

As their signature annual fundraising event, Heroes of the Harbor raises critical funds to support our work to protect, transform, and revitalize the New York and New Jersey harbor and waterfront.

Ocean Frontiers III - Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Wed. November 8th at Farmingdale State College's Little Theater

Roosevelt Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735
6:30pm reception; 7:00pm film & discussion 

New York’s ocean use is growing rapidly, with massive new ships, soaring demand for offshore sand mining, and proposed wind energy development offshore. Our busy waters are also home to endangered whales and sea turtles, and support thriving fishing and recreation industries. It’s more important than ever that we plan ahead for responsible ocean growth. Join us for a special screening of Ocean Frontiers III. This hopeful film explores the challenges at the heart of ocean conservation and development, presenting solutions from a range of people who are leading the way to a healthy and sustainable ocean future. Participate in the post-film conversation and learn how you can get involved. A panel of experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

Free and open to the public! Sponsored by NYSMEA, Farmingdale State College Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center, and many others. RSVP to save your seat at



Please become a member to see the Newest Strandline.

2016 NYSMEA Annual Conference Updates

Thank you for attending our conference! Please check out photos on our Facebook page (credit: Lou Siegel, Joel Teret, Doreen Johann, and Sarah Richards) and Flickr (credit: Sarah Richards). 

Congratulations to our awardees

Founders Award: Joel Teret (photo credit: Sarah Richards)

Matthew Fontaine Maury Award: Betty Borowsky (photo credit: Sarah Richards)

Kinghan Service Award: Gene Ritter and Beth Ritter (photo credit: Sarah Richards)

About Us

NYSMEA exists to promote marine awareness and encourage the growth and exchange of instructional resources within the scientific, commercial, and educational communities. We hold an annual conference, periodic meetings, lectures, workshops, field trips, and boat trips and produce a monthly newsletter, "The Strandline", which alerts members to upcoming activities and new postings on our Web site. Our Web site also includes lesson plans, job postings, research opportunities, field trip destinations, and marine-related links.


Members include educators from all levels; university researchers, college instructors, museum directors, aquarium staff, environmental center personnel, research scientists, laboratory technicians and those with interests in Marine Biology and Oceanography, SCUBA, fishing, boating, maritime history, folklore, archeology and the arts. 

Join us today!


Participate in events from the international to the national to the regional to the local beach.  

Share a smile with new friends: cleaning the local ecosystem, sharing knowledge, attending workshops at the local conference, or traveling to the National Marine Educator's Association Annual Conference. 

Activity leads to growth.


Members embark on a journey of growth: take a first step (Join) and then another (Attend) and then another (Participate) and then another (Lead) and then another (Direct).

Our association is more than a group: it is the opportunity to take a few steps to make a positive impact on the world around us and actually make it a better place to live - all while achieving personal growth.

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The New York State Marine Education Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, including impaired vision or hearing, in its programs and activities.

NYSMEA: 146 Suffolk Hall Stony Brook, NY  11794 

Phone: 631-632-9216 

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