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Too Much of a Good Thing

Catherine E. Christopher, Ocean First Education

If you’ve ever been to the beach on the east coast of FL chances are you’ve observed seaweed on the beach.

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A Whole New World

Andrew Patil, A Rising Tide Scholar

About 7 months ago, I was just a normal student in the land-locked state of Colorado with wild dreams.

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Recycle. It Matters.

Marlee Glasgow, Ocean First Education Advocate

It happens almost every week: I go to my apartment’s dumpster to dispose of my carefully sorted recycling bin and there it is.

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Making the Connection

Mehgan Heaney-Grier, Ocean First Education Advocate

Floating on the surface of the water in the National Marine Sanctuary,off of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, my breathing is deep and relaxed.

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A Rising Tide, Developing Scuba Divers

Matt Abraxas, Ocean First Education Advocate

We didn’t know a lot about any of the kids selected to be our A Rising Tide scholars.

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Water Down the Drain

Michael Rice, Ocean First Education

How little water can one person use per day?

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Changing Tides

Catherine E. Christopher, Ocean First Education

When you think about the ocean, you very rarely connect it with Boulder, Colorado. Why would you?

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Love of the Ocean

Lynna Kaucheck, Ocean First Education Advocate

The summer after third grade my paternal grandparents drove my sister and I from our home in Michigan, across the country, to British Columbia.

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A Rising Tide, Episode 1 - The Premiere

Matt Abraxas, Ocean First Education Advocate

For the past 3 months, production for the new documentary series, A Rising Tide, has been underway.

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Citizen Science

Michael Rice, Ocean First Education

How you can help scientists without needing a PhD.
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The Revillagigedo Islands

Klara Fejer, Ocean First Education

The Revillagigedo Islands. Go ahead and practice that one because you’re going to want to learn more about them.

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How education has changed my perception of the environment

Alysia Prater, Ocean First Education Advocate

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Conserve. Compost. Be conscious. Protect.

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2018, Year of the Reef

Catherine E. Christopher, Ocean First Education

During the November General Meeting in Paris two years ago, the International Coral Reef Initiative declared 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef.

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New Paths in Education

Graham Casden, Ocean First Education

We’ve all experienced the power of place, those moments when we’re deeply immersed in the world around us and what’s happening is real and meaningful.

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Oh, The Things to See

Michael Rice, Ocean First Education

When I think of stereotypical I.T. professional adjectives, “outdoorsy” and “adventurous” aren’t the first words that come to mind.