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Student Ocean Conferences | Coastal Ecosystem Learning Centers | Education Links | Brochure | Learning Centers narrated by President George Bush, Sr (MPEG video)

The Marine world is mysterious and spectacular!

various photos of marine life

 

Even if we don't live right on the coast, our lives are impacted by it daily, and likewise, our lives impact the coast no matter where we live.

The food we eat, water we drink, showers we take, rubbish we discard, products we manufacture, fields we harvest, fish we eat, vacations we enjoy…all of these things are closely tied to our coasts.

Unfortunately, many of our activities harm the coasts and oceans.

The best way to protect these areas is to learn about them.

In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.

-Baba Dioum,
Senegalese Conservationist


Luckily for us, the coast is
a fun place to learn about!

This is where the Coastal Ecosystem
Learning Centers are important.

photo of child's drawing Learning Centers make learning about our coasts easy and fun!

Do Learning Centers
do more than just education?

They Certainly do!

Photo of Marine Mammal Rescue
Photo of Coastal Restoration Projects

The Learning Centers work with the Coastal America Partners on a variety of other projects:

Learning Center Programs
"" Coastal Restoration
"" Marine Mammal and Turtle Stranding
"" Marine and Coastal Research
"" Volunteer Projects

For more information about these topics, visit our hotlinks.
They'll link you to a wealth of information -
for kids, for educators and adults, and for general coastal resources.



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