Registration is now open for the second annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit which will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL! This event will provide youth participants with the opportunity to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about current threats facing marine ecosystems, work with mentors to develop action plans for their own ocean conservation projects, and take part in workshops designed to give them skills necessary to successfully implement their projects. Participants will also get the chance to network with conservation organizations, and other young people who are passionate about ocean conservation! New workshops and sessions will be offered for returning participants to further develop their ongoing ocean conservation work! To register for the summit, visit the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit website and complete the online registration form. The registration fee for the event is $13 per participant, and includes lunch, snacks, and program materials.

New this year: Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival: In addition to the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit on November 3rd, on Friday evening, November 2nd, Mote Marine Laboratory will host a screening of the award-winning film, This is Your Ocean: Sharks and showcase student produced ocean conservation films. Tickets for this special event are now available at $12 for adults and $6 for youth. These tickets can be purchased from the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit website. All proceeds from tickets sold for this event will benefit youth-driven ocean conservation projects!

Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition: Through this competition, students will highlight ocean conservation issues by creating short films to raise awareness of these topics. Winning films will be shown to the public at the community film festival on November 2nd! Full contest details and entry information are available on the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit website.


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