Marine Educators Regional Alliance
Community Focused Environmental Management Information for the Channel
To build strong partnerships among the participating organizations in
order to work together to enhance existing and future marine education
To increase among people of all ages the level of awareness,
understanding, support of, and participation in, the marine
To enhance stewardship of the marine environment and resource
protection through collaborative educational and outreach efforts.
In furtherence of these goals, the roles of MERA are
Identify the marine educational needs within our region.
Work cooperatively and collaboratively to increase public awareness and
stewardship of the marine environment within our region.
Identify and prioritize long and short term educational actions that
promote an increase in public awareness and stewardship within our region.
Exchange marine education and scientific information and develop
collaborative projects among institutions, facilities, agencies and
Encourage communication and development of collaborative projects among
institutions, facilities, agencies, and schools world-wide.
Encourage an integrated approach to marine education through direct and
indirect experiences with the environment.
Encourage the use and development of technology in marine education