Teens Take Action on the Ocean & Climate

What can students do to help the ocean? It turns out, a lot! These students from across the United States and Mexico are developing action plans on ocean and climate-related issues in their local communities. They’re getting advice from their teachers and experts at aquariums and marine research centers. As part of the Third Student Summit on Coastal and Ocean Issues, they will present their plans in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15, 2011, in a program that will be webcast live from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Learn more about the Student Summit and webcast.

Students of the Alaska SeaLife Center delegation.
Students studying climate change create an electric car.Students studying climate change pose for a photo at a NOAA facility.Students studying climate change and ocean acidity hold crabs.Students in marine life costumes pose in an aquarium.Students studying climate change pose for a photo against a wall.Students are made to look like they are riding the back of a giant turtle in a doctored photo.Students studying the ocean and climate change pose against a wall.Students examine a beach at low tide.Students pose in front of an aquarium tank with fish.Students pose in the mouth of a giant model of a shark.Hawaii students studying the ocean and climate teach kids.Students examine items collected on a beach.