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Ocean for Life in the News and Blogosphere

Honour for Pakistani Student (PDF of newspaper article)
National Press
June 21, 2013
Islamabad: A Pakistani school-girl has been selected to attend a world renowned environment programme in the US this summer, says a press release.  Dua Absar, a student at Westminster School, Islambad, is one of 15 Greater Middle Eastern students selected to participate in the 2013 Ocean for Life programme at NOAA's Channel Islands...

MacDonald is 1 of 30 students worldwide to participate in Ocean for ...
The Alpena News
June 24, 2013
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Education Specialist Harriet Smith helped MacDonald with her application and informed her of the Ocean for Life...

Carpinteria home-schooler participating in Ocean for Life
Santa Barbara News-Press
June 24, 2013
Carmen Cordero, a home-schooled student from Carpinteria, is one of 30 students participating in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 2013 Ocean for Life program. "We'll be studying the ocean ecosystem," said Carmen, who celebrates her 16th birthday Thursday. "I'm very excited." Ocean for Life is a semiannual two-week program for American and Middle Eastern high school students hosted by the Channel Islands Marine National Sanctuary.

Local Student to Participate In Ocean for Life Program
WBKB 11
June 25, 2013
Hannah MacDonald a senior at Alpena High School was selected to participate in the NOAA 2013 Ocean for Life Program. Hannah is one of 30 students selected to participate in this very competitive program.

Ocean 101 for Kids
Santa Barbara Independent
July 4, 2013
As the three o'clock sun peaked through the overcast shores of Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf, the faces on a group of blue t-shirt-clad...

Ocean for Life: We are all Connected
Tri-City Voice
July 16, 2013
Beth Scrutton, a resident of Fremont, CA and senior at Mission San Jose High School, is one of 15 U.S. students selected from over 400 applicants to participate in the Ocean for Life program at NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary...

Ormewood Park Teen Bridges Cultures, Worlds through Oceanic Research
East Atlanta Patch
July 20, 2013
On my plane ride to California, I was incredibly excited to meet all of the new students from the United States and from the Middle East, but I was nervous about the large cultural differences that I would encounter, not to mention that there might be a language barrier.

Talk of the Town
Thunder Bay Broadcasting
July 21, 2013
Video of Harriet Miller of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Ocean for Life alumni Hannah McDonald
Claire Fackler presented about the genesis of the Ocean for Life program.
Our Ocean, Our Life: My Summer with Ocean for Life, Part 1
Alliance for Climate Education website
July 22, 2013
This is a guest blog post written by Fiona McRaith, a rising senior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, IL. It is part 1 of a multi-part blog series about her experience at the Ocean for Life Program this summer.

Qatar student takes part in US summer ocean programme
The Peninsula • Qatar
July 24, 2013
Doha: Ali Haji, a resident of Doha, Qatar and student at Qatar Academy, was one of 15 Greater Middle Eastern students selected to participate in the 2013 Ocean for Life programme at NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in June and early July in California.

PechaKucha: One Ocean Connects Us All
July 25, 2013
A PechaKucha presentation allows for 20 slides that automatically rotate every 20 seconds, making a total presentation of six minutes and 40 seconds.  "One Ocean Connects Us All” is a presentation

A Global Experience: Petal High senior takes part in NOAA program
Hattiesburg American
July 27, 2013
Soon-to-be Petal High senior Courtney Grinnell won't be forgetting this summer any time soon.  Apart from traveling the country to visit family, the 16-year-old science enthusiast was one of 30 high school students from around the globe to participate in the National Oceanic and…

QA student takes part in Ocean for Life event in the US
Community
July 28, 2013
Al Haji, Qatar resident and student at Qatar Academy, was one of 15 Greater Middle Eastern students selected to participate in the 2013 Ocean for Life programme at NOAA's Channel...

Science program exposes local teen to global diversity
Coastal View News
August 8, 2013
Carmen Cordero, a local home schooled high school junior, spent her "best birthday ever" with a group of people she just met days prior.  Cordero's sweet 16 arrived in the middle of the two-week Ocean for Life program conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Sanctuaries' 2013 Ocean for Life program.

Not Just Ocean for Life but Ohana for Life
Alliance for Climate Education website
August 14, 2013
This blog post is written by Whitney M. Young Magnet High School senior, Fiona McRaith.  It’s the 2nd in a 2 part series about her experience at the Ocean for Life Summer program. Read part one here

Local student participate in NOAA summer ocean program: “Ocean for Life” (Jpg of article)
North Shore Newspaper
September 4, 2013
Damien “Nakoa” Farrant, a resident of Haleiwa, Hawai`i and student at Kamehameha Schools, was one of 15 North American studnets who participated in the 2013 Ocean for Life program at NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in June and early July.

Standout Student: Justin Cucchi of Georgia is featured in a school newsletter on his Ocean for Life experience
Atlanta InTown
September 8, 2013
Justin Cucchi, a sophomore at Grady High School, was one of 15 students selected to participate in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ocean for Life program at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Haleiwa Youth Wins “Ocean for Life: Spot
Islander (Central O`ahu’s Community News)
September 11, 2013
A Haleiwa resident joined 14 other North American students at the 2013 Ocean for Life field study to Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary…
Jpg of news article

Ayyad of Lebanon getting interviewed on a local TV show
Show similar to Good Morning America
Ayyad Masri of Lebanon was interviewed on the following news stations: MTV Lebanon (interview was approx. 8-minutes long, but was cut off by breaking news); OTV station’s Morning Show (a 12-minute interview where he talks thoroughly about his Ocean for Life experience)

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Student Spotlight of the Week
Atlanta Public Schools Talk Up APS
September 16, 2013
Justin was one of 15 students from the United States selected to participate in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ocean for Life Program this past summer in Santa Barbara, California.

Thank You Ocean Report: Ocean for Life
Thank You Ocean
September 23, 2013
Can the ocean strengthen global relationships among different cultures? We think so. Ocean for Life brings together high school students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to discover marine science, conservation, and how the ocean connects us all. We talk to Claire Fackler, National Education Liaison for NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, who heads up the Ocean for Life Program. Learn about these international “Ambassadors of Change” and watch the videos created by the Ocean for Life participants.

Ocean for Life: Students Find their Voice through Film
Sanctuary Watch
Fall 2013
A group of students huddles together on Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., marveling at a tiny sand crab as it burrows into the soft sand at the edge of the water. Ten feet away, 16-year-old Noora stands behind a tripod and peers intently into a video camera.

Ocean For Life Sparks A Sea Change
Qatar Foundation Telegraph
October 22, 2013
What can the ocean teach us about connecting, diversity, and relationships? How can the high seas help everyone better understand the world, as well as human beings’ stewardship of Planet Earth? Six Qatari students, including three from Qatar Academy (QA), now have some of the answers thanks to the Ocean for Life program, the lead sponsor of which is Qatar Foundation International.

NOAA announces recipients of Sea to Shining Sea Excellence in Interpretation and Education Award
Santa Barbara Independent
November 13, 2013
The Ocean for Life team was recognized for its work organizing and hosting a two-week marine science and cultural exchange program at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary that draws inspiration from the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. The program brings together students of diverse backgrounds from North America and the Middle East to explore marine science and conservation, while fostering new cross-cultural relationships.

Ventura County Star:
Ocean bridges students from Middle East, Westimage indicates link leaves site

Santa Barbara Independent:
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National Geographic:
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Qatar Tribune:
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Santa Cruz Sentinel:
After 9/11, international youth find an ocean in commonimage indicates link leaves site

The GLOBE Program:
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Alert Diver:
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Vision Workshop's Blog:
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QFI: The Official Blog:
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Official Blog of SCUBAnauts International:
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The Daily Star (Lebanon):
Local high school students to visit California for field studyimage indicates link leaves site

The Peninsula (Qatar):
Qatari students take part in U.S. marine programmeimage indicates link leaves site

Thank You Ocean Report Video Podcast:
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Times Free Press:
Soddy-Daisy Student Devan Gann Charts Career Path in Marine Biologyimage indicates link leaves site

The Herald:
Super Kid: Brijonnay Madrigal, senior, Mariner High Schoolimage indicates link leaves site

Cranston Patch:
Cranston West Student Chosen for Exclusive NOAA Summer Ocean Programimage indicates link leaves site

Randy Silver's Blog:
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Cranston Herald:
Tilton embarks on 'Ocean for Life' journeyimage indicates link leaves site

Sanctuary Watch Spring 2010 Article: Ripple Effect (p.10-11, 13)

Oceans of Science and Cultural Understandingimage indicates link leaves site (National Science Teachers Association)

Ocean for Life Creates Waves of Understanding (National Ocean Service)

Marine Course Dispels Cultural Mythsimage indicates link leaves site (New America Media)

National Geographic Weekendimage indicates link leaves site

Students teach global youth to film in the oceanimage indicates link leaves site (American University)

Florida Keys program teaches global lessons on the oceanimage indicates link leaves site (Miami Herald)

Making Waves Podcast

NOAA Launches Ocean for Life Program (National Ocean Service)

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