Event Title

Youth video challenge to promote healthy marine environments project

Presentation Abstract

Our organization is launching a classroom based project to engage youth about the abundance and diversity of the wildlife that call the Salish Sea home. This program uses multi media technology, including diver footage and hydrophone audio clips to inspire youth to learn, create and inspire others. The youth will be assigned the task of working in groups to come up with a way to teach other people about threats to the ocean, with the requirement that their project be presented back to the class and others by making a video. The student-made videos will be used on social media and at public events like World Ocean's Day and featured in our Traveling Film Festival taking place in June for Orca Awareness Month. We hope that this program will create a love for the ocean and a passion to restore, protect and conserve the wildlife and wild spaces we share our home with from the young people who are next in line to be ambassadors for the environment. If the students can be empowered to create change, they can take charge of the future of conservation and protection of our home, the Salish Sea. We hope this project acts as a pilot project that can be expanded to different areas of the coast.

Session Title

Posters: Collaboration & Engagement

Conference Track

SSE18: Posters

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE18-23

Start Date

5-4-2018 11:30 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 1:30 PM

Type of Presentation

Poster

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Language

English

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Youth video challenge to promote healthy marine environments project

Our organization is launching a classroom based project to engage youth about the abundance and diversity of the wildlife that call the Salish Sea home. This program uses multi media technology, including diver footage and hydrophone audio clips to inspire youth to learn, create and inspire others. The youth will be assigned the task of working in groups to come up with a way to teach other people about threats to the ocean, with the requirement that their project be presented back to the class and others by making a video. The student-made videos will be used on social media and at public events like World Ocean's Day and featured in our Traveling Film Festival taking place in June for Orca Awareness Month. We hope that this program will create a love for the ocean and a passion to restore, protect and conserve the wildlife and wild spaces we share our home with from the young people who are next in line to be ambassadors for the environment. If the students can be empowered to create change, they can take charge of the future of conservation and protection of our home, the Salish Sea. We hope this project acts as a pilot project that can be expanded to different areas of the coast.