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Speed Mentoring: A WAN Signature Event

Join us on October 21 for one of our signature events of the year: Speed Mentoring! We will be opening registration a week early for all current WAN members, so make sure to become a member today.

Participants will have a chance to meet and network with leaders in the marine and aquatic conservation and management fields in DC.

This years participating organizations include the following:

  • U.S. Agency for International Development

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Marine Stewardship Council

  • The Meridian Institute

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • Pew Charitable Trusts

  • The Lenfest Ocean Program

  • Potomac Riverkeeper Network

  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

  • Transportation Institute

  • UN Environment

  • Vulcan

This event is made possible through a partnership with the National Academies of Science Ocean Studies Board and the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

Member Pricing: $25

Non-member Pricing: $35

October 21 at 6 pm

500 5th St NW

Washington, DC 20001

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*Early Access for WAN, PRKN, & Anacostia Riverkeepers Members* - Hidden Rivers Screening

Early Access Tickets for Women’s Aquatic Network (WAN) Member, Potomic Riverkeeper Network, and Annacostia Riverkeeper Only

Tickets will open to people outside of these groups on October 24th.

The Women’s Aquatic Network is pleased to present the documentary film, Hidden Rivers, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, at the Eaton HotelHidden Rivers is Freshwaters Illustrated’s newest feature film that explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region, and reveals both the beauty and vulnerability of these ecosystems.

The film will be screened in the Eaton Cinema, the hotel’s intimate 56-person theater. Theater doors and a cash bar open at 6:00 PM. Jeremy Monroe, Founder and Director of Freshwaters Illustrated, will present the hour-long film and engage in an audience Q&A on the making of the film. He will also participate on a panel with Dean Naujoks (Riverkeeper for the Potomac Riverkeeper Network) and Trey Sherard (Outreach Coordinator for the Anacostia Riverkeeper) to discuss the DC area’s freshwater conservation efforts.

Admission is $10 for WAN Members with proceeds benefitting Freshwaters Illustrated’s ongoing efforts to preserve North America’s freshwater diversity.

Hidden Rivers Film Screening

November 13, 2019

6:00 – 9:00 PM (showtime: 7:00 PM)

The Eaton Hotel

1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Admission: $10 for WAN Members

Special Guests:

Jeremy Monroe, Founder and Director of Freshwaters Illustrated

Dean Naujoks, Riverkeeper for the Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Trey Sherard, Outreach Coordinator for the Anacostia Riverkeeper

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*Waitlist Only* Salary Negotiation: Earning What You're Worth Workshop

Are you being paid what your work is worth?

Join WAN on October 8th for a WAN signature event - Salary Negotiation: Strategies for Negotiating at a Promotion or Annual Review

This workshop will explore salary negotiation techniques to help you secure the compensation you need and deserve. The techniques will help you gain clarity on your compensation needs and navigate the compensation and salary negotiation process.

This workshop will focus on negotiating within your current workplace, whether in the context of a routine review or a promotion. These skills are valuable whether you're mid-career or in your first job!

The workshop will be led by Chrissy Macken, Founder and Owner of Blueprintgreen Career Coaching & Consulting. Chrissy focuses on helping her clients break free from toxic work environments, find meaningful work they love, advocate for themselves and build better organizational cultures.

REGISTER EARLY to be prepared! After registering, attendees will receive materials via email to work on in advance. This will help you come out of the workshop with an action plan for yourself!

Date: Tuesday, October 8th 2019

Time: Doors 6:00 PM; Workshop 6:20 - 8:20 PM

Location: 1130 Connecticut Ave NW

Suite 1050

Washington, D.C. 20036

Tickets: $20 members, $30 non-members

Light Refreshments Served

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Join WAN at the International Coastal Cleanup

WAN will again be lending a helping hand at theInternational Coastal Cleanup to be held September 21 at Kingman and Heritage Islands. Volunteers will receive an International Coastal Cleanup tee shirt, breakfast snacks, coffee, drinking water, and lunch afterwards free of charge. Family friendly, so bring the whole gang!

Sign up with WAN and make connections along the way!

Sat, September 21, 2019

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT


Kingman Island

Washington, DC 20002

Learn More and RSVP

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Dinner with a Champion - Denise Keehner

Save the date for our September members only Dinner with a Champion. September's champion is Denise Keehner. Denise is the Program Director for the Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) Wetlands and Waterways Program. Prior to joining MDE, Denise worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 35 years, distinguishing herself as a senior executive leading national water regulatory programs in the Office of Water. Denise served as the Director for the Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, and the Director for the Standards and Health Protection Division in the Office of Science and Technology.

This is a Members Only event.

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Trivia Fundraiser

Join the Women's Aquatic Network, the Union of Concerned ScientistsDC, Maryland, Virginia Chapter of the Association for Women Geoscientists500 Women Scientists DC Pod, and Society for Conservation Biology in DC for a night of trivia on August 26 at Penn Social, starting at 6:30pm.

We will be raising money for Living Classrooms, an organization that aims to break the cycle of poverty through a series of programs, including using environmental and maritime resources as living learning laboratories.

Suggested donations of $10 to be collected online and at the door.

Everyone is invited! Bring your friends and coworkers for an evening full of nerdy fun and even some prizes.

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Managing Up: Resolving Common Types of Workplace Dysfunction Workshop

Have you struggled with feeling overwhelmed or disillusioned in a job that would otherwise excite your professional passions?

Join WAN on July 23rd for a workshop on Managing Up: Resolving Common Types of Workplace Dysfunction!

We will explore four common types of workplace dysfunction that lead to professionals feeling burnt out, stressed out, ineffective, and disenchanted with a job they would otherwise be passionate about. These include a culture of constant multi-tasking and overwhelming workload; toxic organizational cultures; toxic bosses; and being set up for burnout. These common feelings can strain personal wellbeing and hinder professional development.

The workshop will be led by Chrissy Macken, Founder and Owner of Blueprintgreen Career Coaching & Consulting. Chrissy focuses on helping her clients break free from toxic work environments, find meaningful work they love, advocate for themselves and build better organizational cultures.

In the workshop, each area will be defined and we will review in-the-moment tactics to deal with issues as they arise. We will then break into groups to practice scenario exercises and proposed responses. Finally, we will explore long-term strategies to change the way professionals relate to each type of dysfunction. Handouts will provide tools to help you continue responding these issues in your workplace and life.

Date: Tuesday, July 23rd 2019

Time: Doors 5:45 PM; Workshop 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: The National Association of Clean Water Agencies

1130 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 1050

Washington, D.C. 20056

Tickets: $20 members, $25 non-members

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Summer Happy Hour

It’s summer in DC, so come out this Wednesday and catch up with WAN!

Located steps from Nationals Park, Mission Navy Yard is a great location to network and mingle with your fellow marine, coastal, and aquatic professionals. Enjoy happy hour prices until 7pm and learn about the networking and professional development activities that WAN will host in the summer and fall.

If you’re thinking of applying for the WAN Executive Board, this is also your chance to ask current board members about the application process and their experience.

This event is free so bring your friends and coworkers and catch up with old and new friends.

Wednesday, July 17 from 6-8PM

Mission Navy Yard

1221 Van St. SE

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*Waitlist Only* Dinner with a Champion - Nicole LeBoeuf

Our next Dinner with a Champion event will be on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30pm in Silver Spring. Join us for an exciting mentor dinner with Nicole LeBoeuf!

Ms. LeBoeuf has over 20 years of scientific and program management experience, with emphasis on the connections between science and policy. Currently, she is the Acting Assistant Administrator at NOAA’s National Ocean Service. The National Ocean Service (NOS) is the nation’s most comprehensive ocean and coastal agency.

WAN members have an opportunity to grab one of seven spots for this event. Tickets are free (however you will pay for your dinner individually) and will be available on a first come, first serve basis later this month. Stay tuned for more details!

To make sure you get on the list, become a member today!

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World Oceans Day Clean Up!

Join WAN in celebrating World Oceans Day!

Saturday, June 8th from 10am-1pm

Anacostia Recreation Center

1800 Anacostia Drive

Washington, DC 20020

We will be joining United By Blue for a cleanup event in Rock Creek Park. We'll spend the morning cleaning the trails and creek banks. Following the cleanup, United By Blue will be hosting cleanup games and giveaway prizes, and volunteers will enjoy a complimentary lunch with Luke's Lobster. United By Blue will provide the cleanup supplies, water, reusable water bottles, and snacks. Please bring sturdy shoes, long pants, family and friends! Sign up with the WAN team for this clean up here.

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CHOW Lunch Reception

Join WAN at this year's Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW). Save the date for our June 4 lunchtime panel from 12:15-1:15pm.

The Women’s Aquatic Network (WAN) and Sea Grant Association, along with cosponsors Coastal States Organization and the National Parks Conservation Association, are hosting a brown bag lunch discussion on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the marine, coastal, and ocean science workforce. Recent technological breakthroughs, changes in demographics and societal trends, and climate change are impacting the ocean, marine, and coastal science workforce. The opportunities offered by these changes can be captured by the full and complete participation of women, minorities, and people with disabilities who are trained with skills of the 21st century. Capitalizing opportunities offered by these changes will also require managing a diverse workforce and fostering respectful and inclusive work environments. This session will focus on changing workforce trends, and the challenges and opportunities that they offer with respect to the participation of women, minorities, and people with disabilities in ocean, marine, and coastal science.


Jacques (“Jack”) Oliver (Moderator), executive board member of the Women’s Aquatic Network and senior regulatory scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Tiffany Crawford, Environmental Scientist for the Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lisa Rom, Program Director for the Division of Ocean Sciences and the Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation

Trystan Sill, Program Manager for Work2Live WELL, Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Owner of Hilltop Life, LLC & Certified Life Coach

Whitney Tome, Executive Director of Green 2.0. Principal at The Raben Group

Thank you to our cosponsors!

Sea Grant Association, Coastal States Organization

National Parks Conservation Association

 More info about CHOW here.

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6th Annual MTS Reception

Marine Transportation System Reception

Thursday, May 23rd

6 pm

Capital Yacht Club

800 Wharf St SW

Buy your ticket for one of WAN's most fun events of the year - a reception full of networking with aquatic professionals, games, prizes, and more at the beautiful new Wharf development.

Approximately 80% of the world's goods move across our oceans on ships. The marine transportation system (MTS) is more than just vessels - it's composed of ports, waterways, and the people that make up the maritime industry.

This year, our WAN reception will highlight the International Maritime Organization's theme of "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community."

Registration includes appetizers provided by EcoCaters, a green company focused on organic and seasonal menus (with a variety of dietary options), and two drink tickets.

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Give Back Saturday April 13th

WAN will be joining the Potomac Riverkeeper Network and the Anacostia Riverkeeper in their clean up events on April 13. Given our shared missions, these events are basic to enhancing public use and enjoyment of our rivers. Let’s give back!

The 31st annual Alice Ferguson Foundation Clean Up Event will be heldSaturday, April 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the National Harbor. All volunteers will receive vouchers for complimentary parking in any of the National Harbor Garages or Carousel Lot (excludes the Gaylord Hotel and any street meters), courtesy of our friends at National Harbor.

The Anacostia River Festival Clean Up 2019 will also be held Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Anacostia Park at Good Hope Rd, as part of the Clean Waterways series. Some parking is available along Anacostia Drive and Aviation Drive. The site is also a 15 minute walk from the Anacostia Metro Station.

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*Waitlist Only* Dinner with a Champion - Dr. Holly Bamford


Join us for an exciting mentor, Dr. Holly Bamford on March 20th. Dr. Holly Bamford is a leader in fish and wildlife conservation. Currently, Dr. Bamford is the Chief Conservation Officer for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), responsible for advancing the Foundation’s outcome-based approaches to conservation priorities that cover many ecosystems and address significant conservation challenges in oceans, coasts, forests, grasslands and freshwater environments. Prior to joining NFWF Dr. Bamford was the acting Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Management at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) supporting ocean and coastal policy and implementation for the Nation. Dr. Bamford was also the Assistant Administrator for NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS), where she was responsible for over $500 million in ocean and coastal observations, research, mapping, coastal management and marine sanctuaries in support of healthy ecosystems and the economies that depend on them. Dr. Bamford received her Ph.D. in organic environmental chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her work has been published in over 30 publications widely referenced in the field of environmental chemistry, natural resources, and water quality.

As a WAN member, you will have an opportunity to grab one of seven spots to join Holly for dinner and if you're interested in learning more about environmental conservation and management, this is an event you will not want to miss!

This event is full, however if you would are a member who would like to get on the waitlist, please email us.

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WAN Meetup: Environmental Film Festival - World at War


We also hope you will join us for a free screening of the premier film World at War at the Eaton DC. Eaton DC is located at 1201 K St. NW. Meet us at the rooftop respite Wild Days at 6 pm for a cocktail, glass of wine, or local beer and tacos ($10 for a trio). Film screening is at 7 pm in the Eaton Cinema off the lobby. This 87 min. film will be followed by a post screening discussion with Dr. Sylvia EarleAlthough the film is free you must RSVP here.

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WAN Meetup: Environmental Film Festival - Science Fair


We are inviting our WAN community to join us for the award-winning Science Fair screening at the National Geographic Museum. Meet us at 1pm around the corner at PAUL Cafe and Bakery, just a few steps from the Farragut North Metro Stop (red line). We will enjoy a coffee or pastry together before walking to the museum. This 90 min. film will be followed by a post-screening discussion with Dr. Serena Mccalla of the iResearch Foundation. Tickets cost $12 and can be purchased here. Kids are welcome!

Meet us at 1pm

Paul Bakery, 1000 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

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WAN Meetup: Environmental Film Festival - Confluence


Join us for the D.C. premiere of Confluence at the Carnegie Institution for Science. WAN’s very own Sarah Barmeyer will be providing opening remarks about the National Parks Conservation Association’s work and why we care about the Colorado River. This film follows an up-and-coming indie folk band as they traverse and document this endangered river system in the form of original music. And be sure to stick around after the screening for a discussion with the filmmakers, followed by a set from the band at the heart of the film, The Infamous Flapjack Affair. Tickets are $10, buy them here.

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Welcome Happy Hour

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Join the Women's Aquatic Network for our first networking happy hour of 2019! Join us as we connect with friends and colleagues at Penn Social, Monday March 4th, We are especially excited to welcome new WAN members and the incoming Knauss and AAAS fellows to DC and our organization! Come out and invite your friends to catch up in the new year, meet new people, and learn about WAN's upcoming events.

Time: Monday, March 4, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Penn Social, 801 E St NW, Washington DC, 20004

Give us a heads up you are coming! RSVP Here.

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2018 WAN Holiday Party


The Conference Center at 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 

1779 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, December 5, 6-9 p.m.

Join WAN on Wednesday, December 5th at the Conference Center at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for our annual holiday party! We will celebrate the season, and accomplishments in the marine and aquatic communities with our Woman of the Year Dr. Nancy Knowlton, of the Smithsonian Institution! 

Discounted tickets available with 2019 WAN membership renewal!

All WAN memberships are calendar year based so renew now 

for maximum benefit!

Join us as we celebrate each other's accomplishments in advancing conservation, science, and policy, and look forward to WAN in 2019.  Appetizers, dessert, and drinks will be served while we raffle off gift baskets and hold a silent auction. Admission includes food and two drink tickets.  Proceeds from ticket sales, raffle, and silent auction will go to supporting WAN community service activities, and keeping event costs affordable for all WAN members.

General Admission: $40.00

WAN Member: $30.00

General Admission + 2019 Professional Membership: $65.00

General Admission + 2019 Student/Fellow Membership: $55.00

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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Value of Water Networking Happy Hour

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SAVE THE DATE! November 7th!

Value of Water Networking Happy Hour

Hosts: WAN and US Water Alliance

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5-8pm 

Location: The Crown and The Crow

(1317 14th St NW, Washington, DC)

Register for the event here!

On November 7th, join us for the Value of Water Happy Hour in Washington DC!

This networking event brings together professionals from across the hydrologic cycle. Hear from a special guest of the Value of Water Coalition, WAN Board Members, and the US Water Alliance. Join colleagues from water utilities, freshwater, marine, coastal, and ocean organizations to make new connections and learn about each other's work, make new connections.

Cash bar includes drink specials. Bring a colleague!

This happy hour is inspired by the WAN Photo Contest (participate here!) and the annual awareness event Imagine a Day Without Water. This 4th annual event, hosted by the Value of Water Coalition and coordinated by the US Water Alliance, marks a day to raise awareness and education about the true value of water. WAN was a proud participant in this year's event. After all, where would we be without clean water?

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International Coastal Cleanup!

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Join WAN's Community Service Committee as we continue our efforts to help cleanup the Anacostia watershed by joining forces with the Ocean Conservancy for the International Coastal Cleanup at Kingman Island on October 13. Breakfast, lunch, and supplies will be provided. A free shuttle service will be available from the Stadium-Armory metro stop, available from the Orange, Blue, and Silver metro lines. Parking is also available at RFK Stadium Lot #6.


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Salary Negotiations: Professional Development Workshop

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Are you looking to enhance your ability to negotiate at work and help ensure you’re getting the compensation you deserve?
Join WAN’s fall professional development workshop with Michelle Mock, President of Collaborative Thinking Leadership Development, to learn about how to prepare, ‘show up’, frame the conversation, make clear requests and offers, and negotiate shared agreements.

The techniques will also apply to difficult conversations such as performance reviews and workload management.

Wednesday, September 19
6:30pm - 8:00pm (doors at 6pm)
Meridian Institute
1800 M St. NW, Suite 400N
Washington, DC

Register Here

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Join Our Executive Board!

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Calling all water and ocean-minded professionals in the DC-metro area!

The Women's Aquatic Network has several positions opening on the Executive Board at the end of 2018, and we are looking to fill them with enthusiastic and motivated individuals with an interest in promoting the health and protection of our marine and aquatic resources. 

We are beginning the recruitment process early this year to provide more time to engage with interested applicants to discuss their ideas for WAN. Join us on Thursday, June 21 at Public Bar in Dupont where current WAN executive board members will be available to answer your questions and hear your ideas for WAN! 

The application period is open until August 8th!

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June Happy Hour


It's summer in DC, and that means its rooftop season. Join WAN on Thursday, June 21, at Public Bar for a rooftop happy hour in Dupont Circle!

Located midway between the Dupont Circle and Farragut North and West metro stops, Public Bar is a great location to mingle with your fellow ocean and aquatic professionals!

Come out to mingle with the community and learn about the great networking and professional development opportunities WAN will host in the summer and fall.

This is a free event so bring your friends and colleagues. It will be a fantastic time to catch up with new and old friends a like!

Located at 1214 18th St NW B, Washington, DC 20036

RSVP Here!

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Women + Watersheds = Communicating for Success  Across Aquatic Sectors

WAN Panel and Networking Session

Tuesday, June 5, 12:15-1:15 p.m


In today’s world of tweets, likes, and shares, it can be a challenge finding the best ways to effectively communicate about priorities across the marine, coastal, and freshwater fields. Whether you’re celebrating a victory for ocean protection or calling attention to flooding risks in coastal communities, it’s important to think about ways to amplify and educate in a manner that brings people together.  

Join the Women's Aquatic Network for a panel and networking opportunity at Capitol Hill Ocean Week to share ideas for successful communications on Tuesday, June 5, at 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Hemisphere A of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Convened by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation every June, CHOW brings together more than 600 national and global policymakers, scientists, scholars, businesses and conservation leaders to address pressing science, conservation, and management issues facing our ocean and Great Lakes. 

You can register for CHOW for free


Thanks to our panel co-sponsors at CHOW!


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Restore America's Estuaries is a national alliance of 10 coastal conservation groups that stretch from Rhode Island to Washington State. Local projects restore coastal wetlands, improve water quality, open fish passages, build living shorelines, re-plant salt marshes and restore shellfish habitat.


Coastal States Organization represents the 35 U.S. Coastal States, Territories & Commonwealths on ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resource issues. CSO supports working groups that focus on coastal resilience in the face of climate change, management of health beaches and inlets, and supports information sharing between states and federal agencies to facilitate responses to water quality related issues.

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The Sea Grant Association (SGA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the Sea Grant program concept. The SGA's regular members are the academic institutions that participate in the National Sea Grant College Program. The SGA advocates for greater understanding, use, and conservation of marine, coastal and Great Lakes resources.

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Town Hall at ECCWO 18

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Oh the Places You’ll Go: Lessons for Early Career Professionals

WAN Panel and Networking Event: 

Monday, June 4, 12:45-2 p.m.

Open to symposium attendees only

To foster the growth of the next generation of scientists, the Women’s Aquatic Network will host  a professional development event for early career men and women as part of the 4th International Symposium on The Effects of Climate Change in Our World Oceans.  Through a moderated panel, attendees will learn about potential career paths in their field, hear lessons learned, and have an opportunity to connect with mentors and peers.  Panelists will be leaders from the WAN community based in Washington DC and other areas.


Confirmed panelists include:

Gretta Pecl, Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology; ARC Future Fellow, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies; University of Tasmania

Sarah Close, Officer, Lenfest Ocean Program, Pew Charitable Trusts

Kirstin Holsman, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries

The 4th ECCWO Symposium comes at a key juncture in understanding and responding to climate impacts on ocean systems, and the information generated will be useful to national and international assessments of the implications of climate-related changes on oceans, marine ecosystems, and society.

Stay up to date here.

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Dinner with a Champion (Lois Schiffer) *Members Only*

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This year, we are thrilled to kick off a new series of mentoring events that is solely for our WAN members. This new series is called "Dinner with a Champion" and our inaugural event will be one of many dinners with some of the top professional women in the environmental field.

Join us for an exciting mentor "Dinner with a Champion", Ms. Lois Schiffer, on May 29th. 

Lois is an environmental lawyer with extensive experience in natural resources and pollution protection laws through her work in federal jobs, in private practice, and for non-profit organizations. She has served as General Counsel at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2010-2017), and as the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the Department of Justice (1993-2001). Other career highlights include serving as General Counsel to National Public Radio and the National Capital Planning Commission, in addition to 30 years as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

As a WAN member, you have an opportunity to grab one of eight spots to join Lois for dinner and if you're interested in learning more about environmental policy and justice, this is an event you will not want to miss!  If you are not a WAN member, there is still time to join as you will not want to miss out on meeting Lois!

Please keep in mind WAN memberships are annual from January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018. If you have not bought a membership this year your membership may be expired. Feel free to reach out to us to check on your current status!

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Professional Development Wellness Workshop

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The Women's Aquatic Network will be hosting it's second professional development event of 2018, a Wellness Workshop with Collaborative Thinking, on Monday, May 21st at 6 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and event starts at 6:30 p.m.

It’s no secret that your physical, mental and emotional health are of utmost importance, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. And now that many people are spending most of their day sitting at a desk or inside an office, it’s critical to consider how nutrition, exercise and stress-management routines play a role in an individual’s well-being, as well as the collective health status of entire organizations.

Participants will be joined by instructions Liz Greenlaw and Nathan Mitchell for an interactive course that mixes health education with practical goal-setting techniques. The course will help bring awareness to your current habits and provide you with a framework and effective tools that will help you implement healthy lifestyle changes reflecting your desired health goals.

Where and When?

National Wildlife Federation

1200 G Street NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20005

Member Admission: $20

Nonmember Admission: $30

Admission and Student/Fellow Membership: $45

Admission and Professional Membership: $55

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Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup

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Every April the Alice Ferguson Foundation's Potomac River Watershed Cleanup hosts events throughout Maryland, DC, and Virginia to clean up our Nation's river. This year WAN will be joining Blue Planet Scuba and the Rock Creek Conservancy for their 9th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup this Sunday, April 15th at 10 a.m.!

Volunteers will clean-up the lands, banks, tributaries, and waters of Rock Creek and surrounding neighborhoods where the trash originates. We will also be celebrating World Fish Migration Day with programs offered on fish migrations in Rock Creek Park.

We will meet at Picnic Area #1 near the intersection of Tilden Street NW and Shoemaker Street NW. Limited parking is available, but Cleveland Park and Van Ness metro stations are both about a 15-minute walk away.

Can't join us on April 15th? The Alice Ferguson Foundation is hosting numerous events throughout the month of April. Cleanups will be conducted the length of the Potomac River from western Maryland to its mouth at the Chesapeake Bay. A list of volunteer opportunities can be found here.

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This is one of the most fun events of the year! Join us , PIANC, and the Council on Marine Transportation for a BBQ full of networking, games, and more! Vegetarian options will be available! The event will be held at the brand new Capitol Yacht Club right on the South West waterfront!

Price of admission includes dinner and two drink tickets.

Thursday, April 12

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Capital Yacht Club

800 Wharf Street SW

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