November 3 • Mote Marine Laboratory • Sarasota,FL
Empowering the next generation of ocean conservationists!
Around the world, our planet’s oceans and their inhabitants face many challenges. As human impacts continuously threaten the health of our marine ecosystems, both locally and globally, it is imperative that we involve youth in a campaign to solve these problems.
The Youth Ocean Conservation Summit was created to provide youth participants the opportunity to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about the current threats facing marine ecosystems, both locally and globally. This annual event also teaches participants about the ways other youth are currently working to protect marine ecosystems, and then allows them to work with their peers to develop action plans for their own ocean conservation projects. Workshops offered at the summit allow participants to gain the skills necessary to successfully implement conservation projects, teach participants about career opportunities in marine conservation, and expose them to opportunities they can take part in to help protect our planet's oceans and their inhabitants.
The 2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL.
Registration for the 2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit is closed. If you missed this year's deadline we hope you'll attend next year or join us on November 2nd for our Communtiy Ocean Conservation Film Festival (details below)!
Use the links below to view the full summit details:
2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Flyer
2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Schedule
2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Workshop Descriptions
2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Program
2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Sponsorship Form
Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival
On Friday, November 2nd at 7PM join us at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Immersion Cinema for a screening of the award-winning film This Is Your Ocean: Sharks starring world-renowned artists Wyland, Jim Abernethy, and Guy Harvey and narrated by Dr. Sylvia Earle! Special guests, shark conservationist Jim Abernethy and 2-time award winning director George Schellenger will join us to introduce their film. In addition, to this film there will be a showing of student-created ocean conservation films! Attendees will have a chance to learn how to take action to protect sharks and our planet’s marine ecosystems.
Tickets to this event can be purchased using the order form below and are $12 for adults and $6 for students. Proceeds from this event will provide funding for youth-driven ocean conservation projects planned by participants attending the 2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit.
Ocean Conservation Film Festival Flyer
Ocean Conservation Film Festival Ticket Order Form
Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition
The Youth Ocean Conservation Film competition provides students in grades K-12 with the opportunity to create short films designed to raise awareness about ocean conservation issues. Winning films will be publicly screened at our Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival on Friday, November 2nd! View the informational links below for full contest details, rules, and submission instructions.
Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition Flyer
Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition rules and submission instructions
Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition Online Entry Form
Thanks to our 2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Sponsors!
If you have any questions about this event, contact Sean Russell at email@example.com.