GLOBE Students Participate in Ocean for Life

In July, the Ocean Science Initiative for Multinational Students will bring together 60 high school students from the United States and eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa to participate in a unique educational and cultural experience focusing on the ocean. Students will participate in research, conservation, and stewardship activities to address the issues threatening ocean health and to protect the ocean’s resources at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the other at Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries.

The first group concludes and second group begins in Washington, DC, where participants will tour the Capitol and the White House, the Smithsonian, the National Aquarium and other educational institutions. In addition, all foreign delegations will visit their respective Embassies.

The program is a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, NASA, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, the U.S. State Department, the GLOBE Program, SCUBAnauts International, Meridian International Center, the National Geographic Society, American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Follow the students on their cross-cultural journey by visiting http://www.globe.gov beginning July 15, 2009.

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