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Ocean Guardian Kids Club

Ocean Guardian kids club logo with an illustration of sanctuary sam

The purpose of the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Ocean Guardian Kids Club is to encourage children to explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live. The Kids Club offers children a stimulating opportunity to express their insights, observations and understanding of their natural environment through the creation of original stories, poetry and visual art. All K-8 students are eligible and encouraged to join!

Ocean Guardian Kids Club Guidelines:

  • The club is open to all students K-8.
  • Collaborative projects are accepted, but only a single Ocean Guardian membership card and packet will be presented.
  • All submissions must be original work done by the child or children who register.
  • All entrants will receive an Ocean Guardian Kids Club membership card and, while supplies last, an Ocean Guardian complete membership packet. Limited quantity given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There is no deadline to become a member of the Ocean Guardian Kids Club.

Register to join the Ocean Guardian Kids Club today by completing the downloadable Registration Form (124 KB).