Recorded Feb. 15, 2011, this video from the Third Student Summit on the Ocean and Coasts includes a tribal song written and sung by Suquamish Tribal member Bearon Old Coyote; a welcome to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History by Director Dr. Cristian Samper; a lecture about the "Interconnection Among the Ocean, Coasts, Great Lakes & Climate" by the Smithsonian's Sant Chair of Marine Science, Dr. Nancy Knowlton. It also includes presentations on water quality and habitat by student groups affiliated with: the New England Aquarium (32:45), The Florida Aquarium (46:20), National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (60:00) and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (80:15).
The Third Student Summit on the Ocean and Coasts, organized by Coastal America, drew 80 students from across the United States and Mexico to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to present action plans that address climate-related issues in their communities. The projects resulted from months of research and collaborations with teachers, aquarium educators, and scientists. Follow the students' progress on the Ocean Portal as they implement their plans throughout 2011-2012.