Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the second annual YouthOcean Conservation Summit which will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL! This event will provide youth participants with the opportunity to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about current threats facing marine ecosystems, work with mentors to develop action plans for their own ocean conservation projects, and take part in workshops designed to give them skills necessary to successfully implement their projects. Participants will also get the chance to network with conservation organizations, and other young people who are passionate about ocean conservation! New workshops and sessions will be offered for returning participants to further develop their ongoing ocean conservation work!

To register for the summit, visit the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit website and complete the online registration form. The registration fee for the event is $13 per participant, and includes lunch, snacks, and program materials.

New this year:
Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival: To broaden our reach to the community, on the evening of Friday, November 2nd, we will be hosting a screening of the award-winning film, This is Your Ocean: Sharks as well as showcasing youth-driven environmental initiatives to members of the community. Tickets for this special event are available now at $12 for adults and $6 for youth. These tickets can be purchased from the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit website. All proceeds from tickets sold for this event will benefit youth-driven ocean
conservation projects!

Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition: In an effort to engage young people, across the country, in our ocean conservation work, we’re excited to host this competition in partnership with EarthEcho International! Through this competition, students will highlight ocean conservation issues by creating short films to raise awareness about these topics. Winning films will be shown to the public at our film festival on November 2nd! The complete rules and film
competition details, along with the online entry form can be found on the summit website!

Additionally, on our website you can also find the 2012 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit flyer, schedule, full descriptions of the workshops/sessions that will be offered at this year’s summit,
and the summit sponsorship form. Our full summit program will be available online shortly!

We’re looking forward to seeing you in November at these exciting events!

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