Quantity 34, Concern 3, Winter 2020/2021 — Nationwide Marine Educators Affiliation

As 2020 involves a detailed and we put together to tackle a brand new yr, I hope you’re staying protected and wholesome. I’m scripting this as new COVID-19 instances surge in Southern California and households put together for the vacations underneath tough circumstances. On prime of all of it, I’m eight months pregnant! However I’m hopeful that 2021 shall be a extra peaceable and constructive yr for everybody.

Whereas I take a maternity depart within the first half of the brand new yr, my good pal and colleague Melanie Basich will take the helm as Present editor. She and I’ve very related backgrounds in journal enhancing, and I’m assured that she is going to produce a wonderful challenge within the spring.

In placing this winter challenge collectively and dealing with the authors and peer reviewers who contributed, I used to be impressed by the resilience I’ve seen within the schooling group. You’re all going through enormous challenges in offering a constructive studying expertise to your college students and the general public throughout the pandemic. On the similar time, a lot of you’re additionally mother and father, being stretched skinny by working from house and concurrently offering childcare and monitoring at-home education. No matter your circumstances, you will have continued to prioritize marine schooling and develop with methods to adapt and thrive.

The articles on this challenge deal with the challenges of sustaining a framework for instructional actions throughout the pandemic. You’ll examine a mentorship between a scholar and college member that occurred totally on-line this previous summer season and a marine science camp that transformed to a digital format. This challenge additionally consists of an article on a deep-sea exploration class for greater schooling in Colombia within the Analysis and Analysis part and a program mannequin for a group science effort to doc microplastics in Georgia.

The Present editorial board welcomes your suggestions on the journal and its content material. To contact us, please ship an e mail to To submit a paper for an upcoming challenge, go to and click on on the Begin Submission button. I stay up for listening to from you.

I’m sending you my finest needs for a cheerful and wholesome 2021. Take care on the market.


Claire Atkinson

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