Thursday, July 25, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition!

We’re excited to release the details for our 2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition, which is designed to give students in grades K-12 an opportunity to spread a message of ocean conservation through the creation of short films. Entries for the competition are now open, and will be accepted through October 1st, 2013. Winning films will be screened to the public at our 2013 Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival which will be held at Mote Marine Laboratory on Friday, November 15th! For complete contest details and entry submission instructions, click here.  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Nicholas Cripps' Leads Boy Scout Troop 411 in Distributing Over 150 fishing line recycling bins

Through the Boy Scouts of America and "Stow It Don’t Throw It" Project, 16 members of Boy Scout Troop 441 in Pembroke Pines, FL helped construct and distribute a grand total of 184 personal-sized fishing line recycling bins in December. Over 150 of the bins were given to the University of Florida, the West Broward High School, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. After working to build the bins themselves , the troop was happy to report that everybody they were passed out to seemed enthusiastic about the project and the bins were well received!

 The troop plans to distribute the rest of the bins they made at upcoming fishing events and continue working to keep fishing line out of the ocean. A big thanks to the Nicholas Cripps and Boy Scout Troop 411 for all their hard work and help!