“Living on the Ocean Planet” Video Contest
Any students currently enrolled in high school are eligible to submit a 1-3 minute video on this year’s contest theme “Our Changing Ocean: Science for Strong Coastal Communities.” Humans have long been drawn to the coast. Shorelines provide access to food, transportation, inspiration, and opportunities for exploration. However, the desirability of coastal living leads to mounting pressure on the very resources that make it so attractive. Escalating populations, erosion, more frequent flooding, development, storm impacts, and pollution are among the stressors that impact the protection, economic revenue, security, food, and healthy recreational opportunities provided by our nation’s coasts. Coastal communities need to adapt and plan to preserve the way of life and the natural resources they value. Student submissions should highlight the science needed to sustain strong coastal communities, including: improving community awareness, solutions to erosion and increased development, restoration of coastlines, protection of estuarine ecosystems and services, and improving coastal disaster projection, preparedness and response.
The submission deadline is March 18, 2016.
For more information on this exciting and fun competition, please download the following information:
- Submission Rules & Requirements (includes entry form & contest rubric)
- Ocean Literacy Principles
- NOSB Video Splash clip (16:9 Widescreen Format)
- NOSB Video Splash clip (4:3 Standard Format)
- Living on the Ocean Planet Video Contest FlyerSubmission Rules & Requirements
Teachers & Students: Please print and post copies of the NOSB flyer to promote the program at your high school, after school program or local club.
Thank you to all of the NMEA Regional Chapters for their support: