I met Sydney at the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit and she really wanted to become involved in ocean conservation and make a difference. We discussed the Stow It Don’t Throw It project as a great start and she and her teacher attended my workshop and put a plan on paper. She has been planning non-stop since then! Congratulations, Sydney, on your recent presentations and getting your school and Girl Scouts involved.
Casey Sokolovic, Love A Sea Turtle Founder, and Leah Connell, Environmental Biologist and Summer Camp Director, were invited and participated in the 2013 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit held November 15-16 at Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, Florida. Approximately 250 attendees from 8 states engaged in ocean conservation awareness through speakers, presentations and workshops. In conjunction with the summit, a film festival was held on Friday night to showcase the ocean conservation film winners; Love A Sea Turtle’s educational video was last year’s winner. We held multiple workshop sessions in the afternoon for youth and adults wanting to start their own grassroots organization or develop an ocean conservation project.