IPMEN 2023 – Thursday 20th Program

Venue: Ocean Networks Canada 100-2474 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC, Canada

Indigenous Welcome: 9.00 am to 9.10 am 

Strand 4: Exemplary programs linking TEK to Ocean Literacy – Facilitator: Natalie Davey  

Diana Payne: 9.10 am to 9.40 am 
Format: Keynote presentation
Presentation Title: Ocean Literacy – now and then
Presenter Bio: Diana Payne is an ecologist, educator, photographer, and writer, currently serving as an Associate Professor and the Education Coordinator with Connecticut Sea Grant based at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus. She is Chair of the NMEA Ocean Literacy Committee, Chair of the NMEA Ocean Decade working group, a past President of NMEA, a past Chair of the Sea Grant Education Network (SGEN), a past Chair of the New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC), and served as international expert in Ocean Literacy with the Fulbright Specialist Program. She currently serves as a member of the steering committee of the UN-endorsed program Ocean Literacy With All (OLWA) and Vice Chair of the IOC UNESCO Ocean Literacy Group of Experts.    

Odel Dixon (Nigeria): 9.40 am to 9.45 am
Format: 5-minute pre-recorded video “lightening” presentation 
Presentation Title: “Healing Waters”
Presentation Description: This dance presentation focuses on the ways in which ocean literacy and traditional ecological knowledge can be used to promote healing and reconciliation in the aftermath of the transatlantic slave trade. The dance will incorporate movements and gestures inspired by West African healing traditions, as well as contemporary dance forms, to create a sense of connection & unity across time & space. 
Presenter Bio: Ode Dixon is a dancer and educator dedicated to exploring the waters off and on the Atlantic coast of West Africa in search of answers to the wrongfulness of the transatlantic slave trade. She seeks to promote healing and reconciliation in the aftermath of this traumatic chapter in history, and to honor the wisdom and resilience of the ancestors who were impacted by this global injustice. As a dancer, Ode draws on a range of movement traditions, including West African dance, improvisation and contemporary dance to create performances that explore the themes of memory, identity and healing.

Warren Sevaaetasi (American Samoa): 9.45 am to 9.50 am 
Format: 5-minute pre-recorded video “lightening” presentation 
Presentation Title: Fili Fa’atasi 
Presentation Description: Talofa! The American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources introduces “Fili Fa’atasi.” This program interprets and offers scientific information and utilizes Traditional Ecological Knowledge to execute and promote Ocean Literacy to our Samoan people. Our video will showcase how our Community-based Fisheries Management Program applies Samoan traditional knowledge and protocols to manage their ocean resources. It will also show the importance of education and outreach to the young future scientists of American Samoa. 
Presenter Bio: Unfortunately, Warren is now unable to attend the IPMEN 2023 conference so this presentation will be delivered by his colleagues. 
Other Presenter Names: Naomi Galea’i and Christina Mataafa-Samau  

Joanna Philippoff (USA): 9.50 am to 10.00 amFormat: 5-minute pre-recorded video “lightening” presentation 
Presentation Title: Connecting scientists, educators, and students to enhance coastal knowledge with Our Project In Hawai‘i’s Intertidal (OPIHI)
Presentation Description: Our Project In Hawai‘i’s Intertidal (OPIHI) is run as two sister projects—a teacher professional development and undergraduate course—designed to enhance participants’ ocean literacy and further their understanding and stewardship of Hawai‘i’s coastal ecosystems. The programs emphasize a sense of place and purpose by engaging novices in authentic research experiences. OPIHI involves diverse partners to expose participants to a variety of perspectives and ways in which science is practiced—there is value in knowing, and being fluent in—both western and traditional ecological knowledge. This presentation will explicate the structure of the programs and detail how collaborations were built and maintained.
Presenter Bio: Joanna Philippoff is an Assistant Specialist in the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She designs, implements, evaluates, and does research on and about science education —mainly in marine science. She has worked with students K–20, teachers, scientists, and community partners on community monitoring, professional development, and curricula projects. She holds a BA in biology, a MS in zoology, and a PhD in educational psychology.

Ray Yen (Taiwan): 10.00 am to 10.15 am 
Format: 15-minute paper presentation 
Presentation Title: Marine Culture and Education Policy in Taiwan 
Presentation Description: This session will introduce the framework of ocean literacy and its connection to Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). It will also explore lesson plans within the ocean science sequence (OSS) that are related to TEK, and discuss the important knowledge and skills foundation that an Ocean Science Sequence (OSS) curriculum framework can provide. Additionally, the session will examine case studies of OSS implementation in Taiwan and South Korea, and discuss the potential future development of using OSS in TEK education.
Presenter Bio: Ray is an associate professor at the Graduate Institute of Education and the Teacher Education Center of National Taiwan Ocean University. He is also the Director of the National Academy of Marine Research, Planning and Training Center. Since 2017, he has served as the Secretary-General of the Asian Marine Educators Association (AMEA). In 2019, he visited the University of California, Berkeley in the United States to promote the OSS system in Asia. Craig is the Associate Director, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley; Executive Management Team; Director, Learning and Teaching Group. Selected projects as Associate Director. He is also the Founder/Director, MARE: Marine Activities, Resources & Education, Lawrence Hall of Science: the most widely used marine education program in the U.S. grades K-8; whole-school immersion; professional learning; curriculum design; school change; promotes literacy, language development, science learning for English learners.
Other Presenter Names: Craig Strang. 

Morning Refreshments: 10.15 am to 10.30 am 

Carrie Anne Vanderhoop (Canada): 10.30 am to 10.45 am 
Format: 15-minute paper presentation 
Presentation Title: Transformative Land and Community Based Learning on Haida Gwaii
Presentation Description: Sharing how HGI develops and delivers programs and courses that are community driven and centre Haida and Indigenous voices and knowledge in the areas of ocean sciences, fisheries, culture and history. Undergraduate courses: Ocean People, Culture and Tradition, Indigenous Fisheries Science, HGI Semester in Marine Conservation (5 courses), and Co-Creating Aquatic Science graduate course (offered in partnership with UBC Center for Indigenous Fisheries).
Presenter Bio: Carrie Anne is the daughter of Evelyn Vanderhoop and granddaughter of Delores Churchill of the Gawa Git’ans Massett Inlet Eagle Clan of Old Massett. Carrie Anne’s father is David Vanderhoop, Aquinnah Wampanoag from the island of Neope, commonly known as Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Carrie Anne holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Carrie Anne comes from a long line of Haida weavers and carries on the tradition as a weaver of the prestigious Raven’s Tail and Naaxiin (commonly referred to as Chilkat) textile garments.
Meo Tze Bayotas (Phillipines): 10.45 am to 11.00 am
Format: 15-minute paper presentation 
Presentation Title: Global Maritime Citizen Program: GCED Elective Course Development for Maritime Students 
Presentation Description: The presentation is about the development and implementation of an elective course for maritime students, which aims to incorporate the 17 sustainable development goals of UN from the perspective of the maritime industry. The focus SDGs are reduced inequalities, climate action, etc. The course is divided into two parts: first is the interactive workshop, followed by the legacy project. In the first phase, students will be involved in a series of workshops to cultivate the global citizen within them. After that, they will be mentored to develop a legacy project on the SDG they want to pursue.
Presenter Bio: I am a marine engineer, but currently, I am connected with the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific as a curriculum developer and content developer for LMS. I have been involved with research works primarily for the improvement of maritime education here in the Philippines. I have also been involved with projects from UNESCO with regard to Global Citizenship Education. I am also an active member of ITF-Youth Philippines which our primary advocacy is the advancement of green seafaring with the element of just transition. I have been involved with several projects for maritime education here in the Philippines.
Prue Francis (Australia): 11.00 am to 11.15 am
Format: 15-minute paper presentation 
Presentation Title: Improving ocean literacy along the Great Southern Reef 
Presentation Description: Australia’s coastal and marine habitats are threatened by climate change and rapid and unsustainable development. The temperate Australian coastline, the Great Southern Reef, is no exception to these threats. This 8000km stretch of coastline is considered a biodiversity hotspot, yet the broader community has little awareness of the importance and value of this system. One step to ensure we are sustaining healthy marine systems, is to raise awareness of the ocean and create an ocean literate society. Given children are our future ocean custodians, schools are ideally placed to begin this endeavour. However, the Australian Curriculum offers minimal opportunity to learn about the ocean. We evaluated current Australian trends in ocean literacy by surveying primary school teachers and informal education providers. Results show that whilst informal education programs are implementing ocean literacy principles in their programs, primary school educators are rarely incorporating marine science. If schools are not engaging with marine education programs, ocean literacy is likely to be limited in schools. An overcrowded curriculum and lack of knowledge and resources were the top identified barriers for not incorporating ocean literacy. We seek to improve these barriers by evaluating whether a familiar resource, such as picture books, could be a viable solution. We found that ocean-themed picture books linked 91% of the time with the Australian Curriculum but local, temperate stories were lacking. This led to the production of our own picture book which is being used as a case study to evaluate the effectiveness of learning about the ocean.
Presenter Bio: Prue’s marine education background and expertise translates into her research interest that focuses on the extent to which ocean literacy is being taught in schools across Australia and exploring innovative methods to promote ocean literacy through research, education and engagement. Prue actively promotes ocean literacy through regular appearances on radio and has recently co-authored a children’s book called The Great Southern Reef. 
Other Presenter Names: Catia Freitas, Paul Venzo, Alecia Bellgrove, Madi O’Brien 
Tsusyohi Sasaki (Japan): 11.15 am to 11.30 am 
Format: 15-minute paper presentation 
Presentation Title: Evaluation of eating cultured fish education program to promote circular economy 
Presentation Description: An education program focused on eating cultured fish was implemented at a junior high school in Tokyo with the aim of establishing a sustainable circular economy that promotes cooperation between producers and consumers. We conducted a study to determine the change in relational values between the group that watched the producer’s narrative video and the group that did not. As a result of the survey, we found that the former group had a significantly higher average score for relational values.
Presenter Bio: Fish ecological research in Hei River, Fisheries education for high school student, Community education and community development in Sanriku coast, Integrated coastal management, Collaborative learning with junior high school and university student, Tokyo Bay clean-up campaign in Minato-ward (2019 International Featured Member from National Marine Educators Association)
Other Presenter Names: Taro Oishi, Wakamatsu, Sachiko Harada, Rintaro Takayama 
Sarah Thomas (Canada): 11.30 am to 12.30 pm
Format: one-hour workshop 
Presentation Title: Understanding Shipping Impacts on Indigenous communities using Traditional Knowledge
Presentation Description: Using Traditional knowledge and stories to understand the impacts shipping has on communities, Including mental, physically, spiritual and Emotional. Using the Medicine wheel as an example.
Presenter Bio: Sarah Thomas is member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation situated along the shores of the Burrard Inlet. Currently working as the Director of Indigenous Programs at Clear Seas, Sarah is leading change in the marine sector through capacity building and knowledge sharing for Indigenous Communities across Canada. She holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University, with a focus on Indigenous business and leadership which gave her new tools she uses alongside traditional teachings from Elders to help communities build capacity in Marine Conservation and Indigenous Knowledge.
Other Presenter Names: Charity Champagne 

Lunch: 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

Strand 3: Protocols for meaningful engagement presentations – Facilitator: Ray Yen 
Carolyn Briggs (Australia): 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm 
Format: Keynote presentation
Presentation Title: Protocols for meaningful engagement presentations 
Presenter Bio: N’Arwee’t Professor Carolyn Briggs AM is a descendant of the First Peoples of Melbourne, the Yaluk-ut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung.  She is the great-granddaughter of Louisa Briggs, a Boon Wurrung woman born near Melbourne in the 1830’s. Carolyn has been involved in developing and supporting opportunities for Indigenous youth and Boon Wurrung culture for over 40 years.  She is Elder in Research in RMIT’s College of Design and Social Context. She has worked across education, government and community sectors and is a member of the National Congress of Australia’s First People. She is also the chairperson and founder of the Boon Wurrung Foundation, which was established in 2005. The Foundation is responsible for significant work in cultural research, including restoration of the Boon Wurrung language, and helps connect Aboriginal youth to their heritage. Carolyn is passionately committed to sharing the values and heritage of Melbourne’s First Peoples – the Boon Wurrung – and believes that a sense of a shared history of Melbourne is important in uniting the whole community.
Other Presenter Names: Ana Lara Heyns

Megan Cook (USA): 2.00 pm to 2.15 pm
Format: 15-minute paper presentation (virtual)  
Presentation Title: Building diverse, equitable, and inclusive ocean exploration partnerships with Kānaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiians)
Presentation Description: While hosting expeditions to explore the Central Pacific, Ocean Exploration Trust has partnered closely with the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group to honor ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian) knowledge systems, create equitable and inclusive science practices to honor the realms in which science is conducted, and cultivate environments to weave together knowledge to serve communities. This session will share successes and lessons learned: prioritizing outreach audiences, encouraging maritime career exploration, elevating language, and providing specific ‘Ōiwi opportunities in expeditions. This work lays a foundation for many years of collaboration building pilina (relationships) with deep sea ecosystems in PMNM.
Presenter Bio: Megan Cook is an explorer, storyteller, and Director of Education & Outreach for Ocean Exploration Trust. She has the joy to be on a team who bring billions of minds to the deep sea through video production, social media storytelling, classroom and community programs, and at-sea training on Exploration Vessel Nautilus for educators and students. Her passion is in elevating and making new space for all who are passionate about the planet, particularly those historically marginalized from bringing their talents to serve the ocean. Megan’s career includes work worldwide including scientific research, marine operations, technical diving, media, philanthropy, and ocean education.
Monica Peiz (Canada): 2.15 pm to 2.30 pm
Format: 15-minute paper presentation 
Presentation Title: Ship2Shore: Connecting scientists, communities and youth to explorers at sea.
Presentation Description: This presentation will focus on Ship2Shore, a novel program in which scientists and researchers on board oceanographic vessels connect with students and community members via the internet. Connecting society, youth, and Indigenous communities with real-world, real-time efforts to observe, document and discover the ocean helps science and society deepen its collective knowledge of our ocean. Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) meets this objective by hosting Ship2Shore connections for partner communities and youth. We will share our process to create engagement during the 2023 Northeast Pacific Deep-sea Exploration Project and ONC maintenance expedition as well as next steps forward, and lessons learned.
Presenter Bio: Monika is a K-12 Education Coordinator with Ocean Networks Canada. She is a teacher with a passion for ocean and science education. Monika is passionate about learning, and is always willing to try something at least once for the experience. This has led to some pretty incredible adventures including blackwater rafting in caves full of glow worms and watching whales breach from the west coast trail. Monika enjoys making people smile and can always be counted on for a joke. In her free time, you can find Monika calling in sick to places she doesn’t work.
Mo Che (China): 2.30 pm to 2.35 pm
Format: 15-minute paper presentation (5 minutes for questions) at the conference 
Presentation Title: How to use local marine scientific research resources to do marine science education?
Presentation Description: Science Education and Promotion Center, GXAS has used the scientific research resources and achievements of Guangxi Academy of Sciences in the ocean to carry out marine science popularization in the past years and explored a new model of marine science popularization. The content of science popularization is mainly marine mammal research, mangrove ecosystem, coral reef ecosystem, seagrass bed ecosystem, and intertidal ecology. Marine science popularization activities are carried out using three major approaches. (i) Conducted a series of marine courses in elementary schools. A content system consisting of three units has been designed for elementary grades 3-5. (ii) We conduct study courses with elementary and middle school students and parents from across the country on topics such as “Weizhou Island, Home of Whales”, “Study of Island Nature and Ecology”, and “Study of Weizhou Island’s Volcanic Geology”. (iii) Researchers enter primary and secondary schools to give lectures on marine topics.
Presenter Bio: Chen Mo, graduated from Louisiana State University, is mainly engaged in marine education, marine observation and marine mammal research. He is also a member of Asian Marine Educators Association Committee, a visiting scholar of “Western Light”, a public welfare mentor of SEE Powerful Grass Project, and a science lecturer of Guangxi Ecological Society.
Other Presenter Names: Binlian Liang 
Craig Strang (USA): 2.35 pm to 3.35 pm
Format: One-hour workshop
Presentation Title: An Ohlone/University of California Outdoor Learning Partnership that Supports Repair and Healing
Presentation Description: The University of California, Berkeley has a troubled relationship with Indigenous people, especially the Ohlone, the most local people of the region. The campus continues to hold on to cultural inheritance and ancestors. At the UCB Lawrence Hall of Science Outdoor Nature Lab, Ohlone leaders work with outdoor educators to ensure that past and present Ohlone culture, language and ways of knowing are incorporated into visitor experiences. We blend TEK with science education pedagogy in nuanced, specific ways, centering the vibrancy of Ohlone culture today and the understanding that comes from people who have lived there continuously since time immemorial.
Presenter Bio: Craig Strang, Emeritus Associate Director of the UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science, has co-led the Ocean Literacy Campaign to raise understanding of the importance of the ocean. He co-founded the BEETLES Project that supports 100s of outdoor science organizations to become equitable and just, and improve the quality of their programs. Vince Medina and Louis Trevino are co-founders of mak-’amham/Cafe Ohlone. Their work focuses on sustaining Ohlone culture and the restoration of their native languages: Chochenyo and Rumsen. Together, they strengthen their identity by empowering their community with greater access to cultural traditions, made possible by their elders’ leadership.
Other Presenter Names: Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, mak-‘amham/Cafe Ohlone

Afternoon Refreshments: 3.45 pm to 4.00 pm

Virtual Talanoa: 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Victoria BC time)

Webcast summary of the day’s proceedings to virtual delegates across based Pacific-wide time zones as follows (please check): 

  • 6 am to 7 am in Indonesia (Friday 21st
  • 7 am to 8 am in Taiwan (Friday 21st
  • 8 am in 9 am Japan (Friday 21st
  • 9 am in 10 am Eastern Australia (Friday 21st
  • 7 am to 8 am in Western Australia (Friday 21st
  • 1 pm to 2 pm in Hawaii (Thursday 20th) – similar times in the central Pacific.
  • 6 pm to 7 pm in Peru (Thursday 20th)
  • 7 pm to 8 pm in Chile (Thursday 20th

Conference Closing: informal drinks (and meal) at Smugglers Cove.

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