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SAME 2013 in Mobile, AL from Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Announcement: Keynote address by Richard Louv

About NMEA 2013

Join us for NMEA 2013 hosted by the Southern Association of Marine Educators (SAME) in beautiful Mobile, AL.    During the conference we will be staying on the historic campus of Spring Hill College.  Dorm rooms are available for your stay.  All of our sessions and plenary speakers will be on campus as well the Stegner Lecture.  The student Center is where we’ll have all of our breakfasts and lunches.  Evening events will be located off-site, starting off with a night at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile.  Here we will dine on hors d'oeuvres before the Keynote Speaker, author and journalist Richard Louv, speaks.  The second evening of the conference we will be hitting the beach with a visit to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium.  That evening begins with a mini-Mardi Gras parade including floats and throws.  Attendees will get their fingers messy as they delve into a fresh from the Gulf seafood boil.  The night of the auction we will have a banquet dinner at Spring Hill College.  The auction items are lining up, so bring your checkbook and be prepared to take away some beautiful items!  After a full day of field trips – either exploring Mobile Bay, taking a cooking class in Ocean Springs or kayaking in the Delta, just to name a few – we’ll slow it down a little for the last night of the conference at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center.  We will enjoy a beautiful sunset and some down-home country cooking as we relax on the deck overlooking the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.  We might even glimpse an alligator or two watching us from the tall grass.  So think about joining us for some sweet and savory dishes as well as our famed southern hospitality.