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Ocean Literacy Summit: Lifelong Learning for All

Ocean Literacy Under Sail

Join National marine Educators Association and Tall Ships America as we connect Ocean Literacy with sail training and marine education.

As you can see, sailing is a metaphor for living life…pulling together, raising the sails, catching the wind, riding the waves, steering towards waypoints, climbing higher, and looking out for the opportunities…becoming ocean-literate sailors, shipmates and stewards on shore, at sea and in space…”understanding the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean.”

With Raising our Sails, Raising a Workforce as the conference theme, we’ll be building on the international movement for Ocean Literacy - with the Seven Principles, Concepts, Framework, Scope and Sequence - all for “knowledge, communication and decision-making” in our “inextricable interconnections” with the ocean.

We’ll mix with interested-interesting people and programs related to traditional and innovative approaches to: youth leadership, inclusive engagement, STEAM competencies, citizen science, cultures and spirit of the sea, environmental sustainability, workforce development, community action and research.

We’ll share resources, links, and updates on future opportunities with NMEA, Tall Ships America, and beyond!



Morning: Ocean Literacy session; overview, activities, tools for the future, research (Doubeltree Hotel San Pedro-Port of Los Angeles, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marine, San Pedro CA 90731)

Lunch: Speakers (TBA) on international initiatives and sustainability

Afternoon: Explore salt marsh, beach habitats, and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro CA 90731)

Evening Reception: Tall Ships America National Conference (SS Lane Victory 3600 Miner Street, Berth 49, San Pedro CA 90731)


$100 (limited financial assistance available)

To register for the Summit, call Tall Ships America at (401) 846-1775 and if needed, request financial assistance. To register for the FULL Tall Ships America conference February 23-27, click here!

Special one-day ticket includes: breakfast, lunch, breaks, habitat walk and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, exhibits, resources, calendar, and reception aboard the USS Lane Victory.

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