Reaching Far and Wide
The National Marine Sanctuary System works with partners to reach a wide and diverse audience, as well as creates, participates in, and/or funds education programs to increase ocean literacy.
The National Marine Sanctuary System works with partners in order to reach a wide and diverse audience.
- Over 400 Partner Organizations
- Over 44 Million - Visitors to national marine sanctuary visitor centers, aquariums, zoos, and science centers which host exhibits about national marine sanctuaries.
- Dollar For Dollar - National Marine Sanctuary System partners match every dollar we spend on education. Working together, we double our reach.
The National Marine Sanctuary System creates, participates in, and/or funds education programs to increase ocean literacy.
- 19,774 - Life long learners have become more ocean literate and are able to make informed environmental decisions after being engaged with the national marine sanctuary programs.
- 2422 - Educators have learned how to bring the ocean into their classroom with national marine sanctuaries.
- 49,798 - have learned about ocean literacy and conservation through national marine sanctuary education programs.
The National Marine Sanctuary System shares information and stories through a variety of media.
- 67,000 stories making 4 billion impressions
- 5,916,919 reached via video on Facebook
- 90,376 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram
- 3,842,719 page views to sanctuaries.noaa.gov
As word continues to spread about national marine sanctuaries via our partners, our education programs and our media, we see an increase in our impact. Below, we highlight the impact we’ve made through our volunteers and stewardship activities in 2016:
- 11,358 volunteers have completed 137,088 which is worth $3.23 million and includes 8636 citizen scientists supporting national marine sanctuary programs which is worth $1.9 million
- Stewardship - Education programs include stewardship activities such as:
- Clean-ups - Beach/watershed clean up (Trash removal)
- Invasives Removal (Plants and animals – such as lionfish)
- Planting - Native species planting
- Reusables - Encouraging reusable products – such as reusable water bottles, not plastic