The Blue and You

The Ocean Guardian School program provides opportunities for students to work on conservation projects, like this beach cleanup in Santa Barbara, California. Photo: Nick Zachar/NOAA

Who's the key to protecting the ocean and Great Lakes? You are! Volunteers, visitors, and partners make the National Marine Sanctuary System a success. You help us improve access to these special ocean and Great Lakes places, remove debris and keep the ocean healthy, and more. Plus, through virtual reality we're bringing national marine sanctuaries to more people than ever before. It's all part of The Blue and You.