On January 17th 2019, Montserrat's Ocean Leaders participated in a Global webcast with other ocean members and conservation groups from Tunisia, Utah, Colorado and special guest Hannah Testa from Cumming, Georgia. This was all facilitated by Afiya Williams with the help of Global Nomad and Students Rebuild, creators of this year's 'Ocean Challenge'. The webcast focused on the hot topic of ocean pollution and how the youths can be involved. Each group spoke of how they are hel
Fish 'N Fins Ocean Leadership Program kicked off in January 2019, empowering 10 existing and emerging youth leaders to create their own campaigns to take action in protecting our ocean backyard. From understanding microplastic pollution to learning the ropes of digital media, our partners will empower our youth with tools needed to safeguard the future of ‘our ocean’ and build climate resilience, and a blue economy. The program offers leadership skills, marine awareness, blue
The Ocean Challenge created by Students Rebuild encourages students around the world to create sea creatures and other ocean themed art through collages, drawings, paintings and other crafty stuff by using waste and recyclable products. Ocean leaders and the Mermaids from the Girls Education Project took up this challenge and created lots of fun and cool stuff, to be displayed at the upcoming STEAM Festival, on May 3rd- 5th! Stay tuned.
We are absolutely thrilled to be featured on the Scientific American blog, alongside 8 other ocean conservation groups you should know about! Our partnership with Students Rebuild a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, has provided us with a grant for a SEADebris Festival and a fully catered Easter Camp for 50 primary school children on Montserrat! See the article here: https://collectiv.in/SciAm09
We can’t thank each of you enough for your support to our organization in 2018. Through your investment, partnerships, funding we have seen a number of wins this year:
Fish 'n Fins Summer Camp focused on people of colour in swimming and facilitated guest speakers in ocean conservation under the theme "The Revolution Against Pollution". The program also saw 7-14 year olds participating in our "Better Bag" challenge. Sixty children learnt to swim, snorkel and protect the ocean
The Fish ‘n Fins Mermaid Edition launched officially on Saturday, December 8th with it’s sailing and science edVenture day; an exciting educational science tour on board visiting science ship ‘Corwith Cramer’ of the Sea Education Association at Woodshole Oceanographic Institution. Marine education and awareness continues to thrive on Montserrat under marine enthusiast and business owner, Miss Veta Wade.
Veta has announced that eighteen teenage girls of the Girls Education