Registration for the 2016 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, which will take place on Saturday, December 10 at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., is open through November 18! Attendees at this year’s event will be inspired by dynamic speakers, including a keynote address by OCEARCH Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader, Chris Fischer as well as presenters from the National Park Service, CNN, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, the Bow Seat, Mote Marine Laboratory, University of South Florida, City of Sarasota, EarthEcho International and more!
Participants will learn from students leading ocean conservation programs in their communities, have the opportunity to develop plans for their own ocean conservation projects, and take part in workshops and trainings designed to give them the skills needed to ensure the success of these projects. Participants will also get the chance to network with conservation organizations, and other young people who are passionate about ocean conservation!
To register for the Summit visit www.yocs.org and complete the online registration form. The registration fee for the event is $13 per participant, and includes lunch, snacks, and program materials. For an additional $5.25, participants can purchase a limited edition Youth Ocean Conservation Summit t-shirt designed by world-renowned marine artist, Wyland. On the site you can also view the complete Summit program where you can learn more about the sessions and speakers featured at the event, and find out about additional activities for Summit participants including our kick off Film Festival on December 9 and Sarasota Bay Exploration on December 11.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to let me know!
- Sean Russell, NMEA Board Member and Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Director