Saltwater Classroom is an innovative approach to environmental education that harnesses the power of our technologically connected world to spur an ethic of global ocean stewardship in today's youth.
Our planet's oceans are facing a number of potentially devastating threats, ranging from ocean acidification and habitat loss to overfishing and plastic pollution.
Saltwater Classroom works in two ways to inspire young generations to care about our ocean:
Through weeklong workshops focused on marine science and conservation and centered around hands-on experiments and field-work missions, Saltwater Classroom will connect participants to the marine environment in new and meaningful ways, sparking a passion for the ocean.
Through Saltwater Classroom's mobile phone and iPad application, participants around the world can connect, build cross-cultural relationships, share marine discoveries, and ultimately forge a passion for the ocean that extends beyond whatever differences may set us apart.