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 from the Alaska SeaLife Center Delegation are working on a project to communicate how ocean acidification is expected to impact local marine animals such as northern sea otters and Kittlitz’s murrelets.