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June, 2014 Newsletter

June 8th is World Oceans Day! There are many ways you can participate and strive for a cleaner, healthier ocean. You can even take a picture of yourself doing something for the ocean and post your “Selfie for the Sea” on social media by using #WorldOceansDay. If you’re artistic, you can submit a photo by June 3rd for the First Annual World Oceans Day Photo Contest. Or support the day by doing a variety of things that are good for the oceans

As an educator, you can play an important role in getting youth involved in being stewards of the oceans! World Oceans Day has resources available for you, such as the Ocean Project’s compilation of strategies on how to reach young people and get them actively engaged in making a difference. Also, the Institute of Navigation has great lesson plans where middle school students can explore the oceans using science and ma th. And the Inwater Research Group has recently received funding to offer free curricula for all interested educators. Just complete the form to sign up for the free fall 2014 curricula, or email rmott@inwater.org if you have any questions. 

Project AWARE, has created an interactive Dive Against Debris Map. This map was created to allow scuba divers to report on ocean debris and to shed light on the growing problem of ocean debris. You don’t have to live near the beach to get involved in maintaining and protecting the ocean!

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