lluminate your world with passion, seek to inspire others, embrace our ocean planet!
Sea turtle survival depends on a living ocean. You don’t have to be a classroom teacher or formal educator to educate yourself, your friends and your family about ocean issues. The internet is replete with resources to help you better understand our ocean planet, and to share this understanding with others. Visit Internet Resources for hints on how to explore this vast inventory of information.
WIDECAST has several products that can help you in your efforts to educate others about sea turtle conservation issues. These include a bilingual narrated slide show, a summer camp planner, and a variety of teacher’s handbooks and curriculum guides filled with creative and fun activities for youth both in and out of the classroom. In addition, new posters, flyers and other materials are always being produced, so visit this page often!
Focusing on youth is one way to ensure a more sustainable future. Seek opportunities to promote the involvement of young people in coastal zone management and marine conservation issues. Consider starting an Environment Club or identifying other opportunities to become more involved with Caribbean Youth. Check out the Youth Portal for Latin America and the Caribbean which seeks to “facilitate quick access to information about all youth issues”, including the environment.
Setting a good example is also a great way to educate and inspire others. “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”; support local conservation organizations by offering time, talent, money or services; stay informed about local environmental issues (vote “green”!); participate in citizen forums; be aware of national environmental laws, encourage compliance, report infractions; purchase energy efficient products. Think deeply. Live gently.