MESA is a national organisation that aims to bring together people interested in the study and enjoyment of coastal and marine environments.
MESA provides a forum for the sharing of ideas to facilitate the development of leading environmental education and interpretation programs with a coastal and marine focus.
MESA also promotes the sustainable use of marine and coastal environments through education.
Currently, marine education is under represented in environmental education in Australia. With most Australians living by the coast, there is a lot of pressure on the marine environment. This combined with other global pressures, including pollution and over fishing, means that our seas are under threat!
Education is the key in raising awareness
to protect our coasts and oceans!
MESA has a newsletter not only to share the marine news but also to inspire and connect those with an interest or passion in marine and coastal issues. With Undercurrents, MESA members can read about marine projects, workshops, teaching ideas, resources and other marine and coastal education/conservation information.
Our newsletter "Undercurrents" is published online (as a pdf file) and we notify you by email when a new edition is available. No more paper and postage, just an active email notification and link to the latest edition.
As it's now easier than ever, to send photographs and text, please share, discuss and participate both on our website and for the Newsletter. Email us with your contributions.
Supports educators in delivering best practice marine education.
Hosts the national event "Seaweek"
Facilitates training, workshops and conferences for members.
Produces educational kits.
Promotes networking of environmental educators through the MESA web site, forums and the quarterly MESA e-newsletter "Undercurrents"
Discounted rates for conference registrations. For example, you could have saved $40 by attending the MESA National Conference 2003 - Hidden Depths - explore the deep south'.
Members of MESA may be entitled to apply for funding grants, however, special MESA conditions will apply. For further information please contact the Treasurer.
By becoming a member of MESA you will become part of a national network of environmental educators.
You will be provided with support and guidance in the facilitation of effective environmental programs.
MESA provides a forum where achievements in environmental education can be showcased.
MESA conducts locally based professional development training and conferences for members to stimulate and foster excellence in marine education.
MESA produces a quarterly newsletter "Undercurrents" which keeps members up to date with activities and developments in environmental education.
Type of membership
Available to individuals involved in Marine Education or Conservation or Environmental Education.
Corporate / Institution*
Available to organisations involved in Marine Education or Cnservation or Environmental Education.
Student / Concession* (with documentation)
Available to individuals involved in or studying Marine Education or Cnservation or Environmental Education.
Affiliate* Available to individuals involved in Marine Education or Conservation or Environmental Education AND are a member of another similar organisation, eg AAEE, MTAQ, MTANSW and VAEE. Please contact the Secretary if you are a member of a group involved in marine or environmental education which is not listed here.