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Into the Blue

Lily Thomas, Ocean First Education Advocate

As a land-based animal getting scuba certified never crossed my mind. I’ve always enjoyed snorkeling above reefs and watching the fish below.

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Scientists Investing in Education and a Better Future

Lauren Riegler, Ocean First Education Advocate

Over the past three years, Ocean First Institute (OFI) has helped over 3,000 local youth discover the wonders of our ocean.

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A Rising Tide, The Show

Matt Abraxas, Ocean First Education Advocate

“A rising tide lifts all the boats”. This means that as more problems are solved, everyone benefits.

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No Reason to Fear

Catherine E. Christopher, Ocean First Education

Shark. What’s your gut reaction when you hear that word?

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360° Video - The Making

Klara Fejer, Ocean First Education

I used to think 360° video robbed videographers of the creative aspect of capturing a shot...

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Freediving

Kellon Spencer, Ocean First Education Advocate

There is a very corny saying that I use to describe the difference between freediving and scuba diving,

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360° in the Classroom

Michael Rice, Ocean First Education

There is a new class of technology emerging that can help students engage more personally with educational material.

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The Importance of Marine Science

Catherine E. Christopher, Ocean First Education

Why should you care about the ocean?

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For the Love of Water

Kathryn Foster, Ocean First Education Advocate

A combination of my intense love of water and my passion for working with kids, lead me to becoming a swim instructor for almost 10 years now.

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Return to Cocos Island

Graham Casden, Ocean First Education

“Our first dive was right here in Chatham Bay,” Sylvia tells me, recounting her first expedition to Cocos Island in the seventies.

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Inspiration from Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

Klara Fejer, Ocean First Education

I now know why they call Sylvia Earle, “Her Deepness,” and it’s not because she has logged over 10,000 hours underwater.

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Climate Change

Catherine E. Christopher, Ocean First Education

It’s in the news. It’s science. It’s somewhat controversial.

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Creating Scientific Awareness Through Digital Media

Kellon Spencer, Ocean First Education Advocate

Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.

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Find Your Community

Marlee Glasgow, Ocean First Education Advocate

Facts, figures, and headlines can make the world’s problems distant and insurmountable. It’s easy to shut it off and choose to not care.

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Hypotheses and Theories

Michael Rice, Ocean First Education

Recently I was driving to work, listening to an interview with a scientist about some research they just completed. I don’t remember what the interview was about, but something resonated with me when the interviewer asked about the hypothesis.