Ocean Blue News Blog
Ocean Blue will reach 17,000 students in 750 classrooms in the U.S. and around the globe. By Karisa Boyce
The Blue Schools Program is featured in Global Giving’s March Accelerator campaign! When we raise $5,000 from at least 40 donors, Ocean Blue will graduate to be featured on Global Giving’s site permanently. This puts Ocean issues in front of more potential donors, helping us to expand our mission.
Give March 11th through March 29th to support Marine Science Education for Youth Stewards! On March 20th, Global Giving is matching $20,000 based on the percentage each nonprofit raises that day.
**********************************************************************The Blue Schools program by Ocean Blue educates kids about the link between the Ocean and Climate Change, the challenges of ocean plastics, and impacts of marine debris on marine wildlife. A main goal of the program is inspiring kids to be stewards of our local and marine water resources. This is done mainly through interactive live lessons centered around the state of our One World Ocean
Every single stream, river and ocean is part of a single global ecosystem: One World Ocean. This ecosystem is at increasing risk from human activity. According to NOAA, 79% of all beach debris is made of plastic. Plastic never fully biodegrades in the water. Instead, it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. Eventually, the microplastics cause harm to marine life and disrupt global oxygen production. The total weight of plastics in the ocean could exceed that of fish by 2050.
Our Blue Schools program brings STEM field experiences to the K-12 classroom through experiential ecology and technology. Elementary and High Schools students of all backgrounds and locations can go to the beach. Students get to learn about marine debris and the ocean plastic crisis, and their local watersheds. They have the opportunity to become stewardship leaders in their own communities. When we educate and inspire future generations, our one World Ocean will have a chance to recover from the current plastic crisis it faces.
Ocean Blue and others including Surfrider Foundation are working to protect global fish populations and save the ocean. This is done by addressing plastic pollution, specifically single use plastics. Coastal cleanup efforts are also underway to protect oceans. Volunteer beach cleanups are vital for dealing with the tons of plastic plaguing our waterways.
Through educational programs like Blue Schools, children are inspired to follow STEM career pathways for ocean conservation. Careers in the fields of science and technology, science technology engineering, and technology engineering and math are essential to saving our one world Ocean. Our youth will be stewards of our precious water resources.
Support efforts to promote stewardship of our waterways that all flow to our one world Ocean. You'll help to enhance water quality, livability, economic value, and health of our communities. Blue Schools will encourage 17,000 future stewards to care about our watersheds and our Ocean. When we care then we will collectively take steps to heal the Ocean. Empowerment of future stewardship can fully mitigate all contributors to climate change, including plastic oceans. Join hands with Ocean Blue and our Global Giving Campaign!
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Ocean Blue Coffee Mug
You'll need a premium, porcelain mug to warm up with after a long day of saving the ocean.
Science Marine Ocean Debris kit
One pound of Ocean plastic for students of all ages to observe during class room discussion about the plastic and how it harms our environment. Marine Debris Kit will include one jar of mix plastic small and micro sizes, marine debris rope, large plastic fragments, with with free printable Ocean Currents maps for students to review. Maps can be printed at this site on our website. https://www.oceanblueproject.org/ocean-current-maps.html
All orders are processed in the order received. Current shipping times for all orders within the United States are approximately 2-3 weeks from order date or less.
Schools: If you are a school and like to order a large amount of kits please contact Karisa@oceanblueproject.org. You can also obtain a W9 if needed and printed invoice for your school.
Save The Turtles Bracelet
Save The Turtles Bracelet - African Glass beads are hand made by members of the Krobo Tribe that reside in Ghana, Africa.
Your donation for this bracelet, you will help our team clean ocean beaches, save the turtles, and help save millions of marine sea mammals in our ocean.
We may contact you by email to check on your exact size.
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