Some of our proudest moments at the Seattle Aquarium occur when we see students working to fulfill our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. In a particularly impressive example of this, a group of Suquamish Tribe students from Chief Kitsap Academy recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak at the national level as part of the Coastal America Partnership’s 4th National Student Summit on Oceans and Coasts.
The students worked with Aquarium staff on an ocean acidification awareness project, producing a short film, poster presentation and action plan to share information with coastal tribes, other youth and the general public.
They gave a presentation to a panel of scientists and agency leaders at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History on March 11, showed their film at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian on March 14, and were honored with the opportunity to open the summit with a traditional Suquamish gathering song on March 9.
Congratulations to these students, whose hard work and creativity may inspire people from all over the country to care for our marine environment.