November 8 2014 • 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 of all ages (upper elementary-college) 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 2014 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit will be held on Saturday, November 8th, at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL!
Registration for the 2014 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, and complete details will be available shortly. To receive updates about the 2014 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, and other opportunities, click here and sign-up for our Youth Ocean Conservation Team e-newsletter.
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2014 Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition
The Youth Ocean Conservation Film competition provides students in grades preschool through college 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! 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
2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit information:
Use the links below to view details from our 2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, and read a recap of the event here.
2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Schedule
2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Program
Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Accommodation Options
2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Sponsorship Form
In conjunction with this event, the second annual Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival will be held on the evening of Friday, November 15th.
This event will feature a screening of the film Operation: Blue Pride, which tells the moving story of how three severely wounded, combat veterans are fighting to save our oceans and sharks, and in doing so, are saving themselves. This event will also highlight the work of young people in the field of ocean conservation through a screening of student created ocean conservation short films, and exhibits highlighting youth-driven ocean conservation projects.
Attendees will also have the chance to participate in a silent auction/raffle fundraiser with the chance to bid on marine themed artwork and other items. Proceeds will support youth-driven ocean conservation projects.Tickets to this event are $12 for adults and $6 for youth and can be purchased using the link below.
Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival Flyer
Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival online ticket order form
Ticket proceeds fund mini-grants for youth driven ocean conservation projects planned at the 2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit! A portion of proceeds will also benefit Operation: Blue Pride.
Click here to watch the video recap of the 2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit!
Thanks to our 2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Sponsors!
Mote Scientific Foundation
Loxahatchee River Center
Liquid Art Designs
Robert Johnson Fine Art
If you have any questions about this event, contact Sean Russell at email@example.com.