Archive for August, 2011

Remembering Katrina...

Remembering Katrina…

Monday marked six years since the tragedies left in Hurricane Katrina’s wake.  In remembrance, National Geographic’s website has featured the images of our Photo Camp New Orleans students, who photographed their city and their lives only seven short months after the hurricane.

Ocean for Life 2011 - Youth Media Projects

Ocean for Life 2011 – Youth Media Projects

During the National Geographic Photo Camp – Ocean for Life program, students worked in teams with our Media Camp mentors to create 5 short videos, illustrating their ideas about the themes of the OFL program.  Themes of ocean stewardship, interconnectedness, sense of place, and cultural understanding were addressed as the students worked to document each — Read more…

Ocean for Life 2011 - Journey to Santa Cruz Island

Ocean for Life 2011 – Journey to Santa Cruz Island

Our journey out to the Channel Island Marine Sanctuary furthered the Ocean for Life field study by allowing students to develop their own first-hand accounts of how conservation and awareness can restore the natural balance of an environment.   On Anacapa Island, the National Parks Service invited the students to attend a live, underwater interpretive — Read more…


Ocean For Life Field Study Continues ...

Ocean For Life Field Study Continues …

After a thorough introduction to the Ocean for Life program objectives and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, the students began their field study by learning about the elements that help build a healthy foundation of sustenance for marine life.  While doing activities such as water quality testing at popular Hendry’s beach and visiting with — Read more…