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Ocean for Life: One World, One Ocean
Enhancing Cultural Understanding through Ocean Science

Ocean for Life: One World, One Ocean increases cultural understanding through ocean science by providing high quality, immersive ocean field studies and follow-on education programs to encourage students to discover common ground in marine science, conservation and how the ocean connects us all.

Below are a sampling of the multimedia projects that the students created during the Ocean for Life program.

Learn more about this innovative program.

2011 Youth Media Projects

Overall Experience (34.3 MB)
Multicultural students poetically share what the overall Ocean for Life experience means to them.
Cultural Understanding (42.4 MB)
Ocean for Life students explore the idea of cultural understanding through their youth media project developed in collaboration with National Geographic Media Camp.
Sense of Place (39.8 MB)
This youth media project artfully depicts the Ocean for Life student's idea of sense of place - sense of place of Santa Barbara, California, the Channel Islands, the Chumash (First Peoples) home and the ocean.
Interconnectedness (21.1 MB)
Ocean for Life students share what they learned about the theme of interconnectedness - the interconnectedness of the global ocean and diverse cultures.
Ocean Stewardship (39.8 MB)
Ocean for Life students communicate about issues facing the ocean and how they will promote ocean conservation and stewardship when they return home.

2009 Youth Media Projects

Ocean for life Promo in English (69.1 MB) and Arabic (69.8 MB).

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Ocean for Life 2009: Florida

Ocean Stewardship (9.3 MB)
This video explores the Ocean for Life theme of ocean conservation and stewardship. Students describe what makes the ocean important to them, how it brings us closer together, and why it is worth protecting.
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Family for Life (6.5 MB)
This video demonstrates the Ocean for Life theme of interconnectedness through a favorite poem.
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My Sense of Place (9.3 MB)
This video introduces the Ocean for Life theme of a sense of place. Students describe what is important to them about their natural environment and meeting each other.
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Florida Keys Slideshow with National Geographic Photo Camp (88.4 MB)

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Ocean for Life 2009: California

Ocean Melody (9.5 MB)
This video introduces the Ocean for Life theme of ocean conservation and stewardship, showing our links through music and language, as well as how we relate to the ocean and what we must do to preserve it.
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Ghroob (Sunset) (7.3 MB)
This video explores the Ocean for Life theme of a sense of place and how the ocean affects each of us.
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Symbiosis Mashup (6.3 MB)
This video explores the Ocean for Life theme of interconnectedness using symbiosis as a metaphor.
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California Slideshow with National Geographic Photo Camp (34.4 MB)

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