Ocean for Life Genesis Video
To honor the lives lost in the horrific tragedy of September 11, 2001, the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries created Ocean for Life. This youth ocean science program strives to promote cultural understanding and communication through a simple but powerful message -- the ocean connects us all. Watch Ocean for Life students work to better understand their environment and each other.
California Youth Media Projects 2013
Interconnectedness - The Sea Within Us
Ocean for Life students explore the interconnectedness of the world ocean and the people around the planet that are connected by this global ocean.
This youth media project is an Orca Production created by Mohammed AlMuhannadi (Qatar), Mei-Jing Bernard (Georgia, USA), Ayyad El Masri (Lebanon), Peter Kite (New York, USA), Hannah MacDonald (Michigan, USA), Lana Mahmoud (Qatar), Beth Scrutton (California, USA) and Ahmad Tashkandi (Saudi Arabia) with Corinne Jabbour, assistant media mentor, (Qatar) and Ocean Futures Society Media Camp mentor Tony Azios.
The Ocean Connection
Ocean for Life students explore the theme of ocean conservation and stewardship addressing topics of marine protected areas, ocean acidification and climate change.
This media project is a Narwhal Production created by Mohammed Ageeli (Saudi Arabia), Ali Al-Haji (Qatar), Lola Boone (New York, USA), Victor M. Cabrera (Florida, USA), Menatalla Elboraey (Egypt), Haneen Hegazy (Qatar), Fiona McRaith (Illinois, USA) and Taylor Ross (Oregon, USA) with Ocean Futures Society Media Camp mentor Gareth Burghes.
High school students expand their sense of place during the Ocean for Life field study after learning about the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the Chumash native peoples.
This media projects is a Blue Whale Production created by Dua Absar (Pakistan), James Michael Adams (Virginia, USA), Khalifa Al-Abdulla (Qatar), Faisal Alalshi (Saudi Arabia), Carmen Cordero (California, USA), Justin Cucchi (Georgia) and Courtney Grinnell (Mississippi, USA) with Ocean Futures Society Media Camp mentor Sarah Gulick.
Seven Cultures, One Ocean
Ocean for Life students share how their cultures interact with the global ocean.
This youth media project is a Seastar Production created by Shihab Al Balushi (Oman), Noora Adam (Bahrain), Maggie Bass (Washington, DC, USA), Viridiana Rocha Dannenberg (California, USA), Reem Eisa (Qatar), Nakoa Farrant (Hawai`i, USA) and Ghazi Jalal (Saudi Arabia) with Ocean Futures Society Media Camp mentor Taryn Ocko.
California Youth Media Projects 2011
Sense of Place
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.
Created by Nasser Marzook (Qatar), Erica Knox (Illinois, USA), Hala Zahr (Lebanon), Tomas Fuentes-Afflick (California, USA), Bashmah Al-Mesad (Kuwait) and Molly Struble (Arizona, USA).
Ocean for Life students share what they learned about the theme of interconnectedness - the interconnectedness of the global ocean, as well as diverse cultures.
Created by Emily Tilton (Rhode Island, USA), Bonnie Alonzo (Washington, USA), Randy Silver (California, USA), Lina Tran (Alabama, USA), Aneesah Jaffer (Canada) and Bader Al-Habib (Kuwait).
Ocean for Life students communicate about issues facing the ocean and how they will promote ocean conservation and stewardship when they return home.
Created by Gina McGuire (Hawaii, USA), Brijonnay Madrigal (Washington, USA), Emiliano Valle (Florida, USA), Natasha Khan (Pakistan), Essa Al-Jehani (Qatar) and Manaf Alkhuzaei (Bahrain).
Ocean for Life students explore the idea of cultural understanding through their youth media project developed in collaboration with National Geographic Media Camp.
Created by Brooke Liston (Florida, USA), Bryanna Fiame (American Samoa), Habib Zaidan Nasser (Lebanon), Amira Mohamed (Egypt) and Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti (Qatar).
Ocean for Life Overview
Multicultural students poetically share what the overall Ocean for Life experience means to them.
Created by Noura Al-Jurdi (Qatar), Ellie Burck (Michigan, USA), Devan Gann (Tennessee, USA), Alhassan Omar (Egypt) and Noaf Almurbati (Bahrain).
Florida Keys Photo Camp Youth Media Project 2009
Florida Keys Video Camp Youth Media Projects 2009
Family for Life, demonstrates the Ocean for Life theme of interconnectedness through a favorite poem.
Exploring 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.
Exploring 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.
California Photo Camp Youth Media Project 2009
California Video Camp Youth Media Project 2009
Ghroob (Sunset) explores the Ocean for Life theme of a sense of place and how the ocean affects each of us.
Symbiosis Mash-Up explores the Ocean for Life theme of interconnectedness using symbiosis as a metaphor.
Ocean Melody explores 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.
Behind the Scenes at Ocean for Life 2009 - Florida Keys and California