Ocean Kids

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About 200 students from elementary schools in high-needs districts throughout Miami-Dade County learned about shark conservation, overfishing, and other ocean-related topics as part of the Ocean Kids hands-on education event held November 19 on the University of Miami’s Foote University Green. The event used the marine environment and conservation issues to instill a passion for learning and curiosity beyond the classroom. Children “traveled” through 15 Caribbean and Latin America stations, learning about marine mammal rescue efforts, finding solutions to pollution, examining marine life through microscopes, and participating in relays wearing scuba gear. Future Interests in Nature and Sea Foundation and UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science co-hosted the event. (Photo credit: Monica Herndon)

About 200 students from elementary schools in high-needs districts throughout Miami-Dade County learned about shark conservation, overfishing, and other ocean-related topics as part of the Ocean Kids hands-on education event held November 19 on the University of Miami’s Foote University Green. The event used the marine environment and conservation issues to instill a passion for learning and curiosity beyond the classroom. Children “traveled” through 15 Caribbean and Latin America stations, learning about marine mammal rescue efforts, finding solutions to pollution, examining marine life through microscopes, and participating in relays wearing scuba gear. Future Interests in Nature and Sea Foundation and UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science co-hosted the event. (Photo credit: Monica Herndon) To view the complete story, click here.


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