SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 22, March 2017 - Page 129

March 2017 - Ocean Literacy

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and teacher focus groups to see which types of reusable straws are preferred. Data collected, as well as vendor information, is posted on their website at www.WMSCoralKeepers.com. The team is also using Twitter (@WMSCoralKeepers), and Instagram (coral_keepers) to spread their message.

The students created promotional materials for area restaurants such as table tents, posters, and buttons for servers to wear that encourage people to “Skip the Straw” on Friday, February 24th, and to make it a habit throughout the year. You can celebrate National Skip the Straw Day by posting your strawless selfie on social media with the hashtag #SkiptheStrawDay.

The Lexus Eco Challenge is a national STEM competition in which students in grades 6-12 identify an environmental problem and then research and implement a solution. The Coral Keepers are competing in the final round of the Lexus Eco Challenge, after having advanced through the Air & Climate Challenge with their project about ocean acidification. The team’s name comes from their hope that they can inspire people to take action for the survival of our planet’s coral reef systems and overall ocean health. Team member Shelbie Noel has learned through their work that “it takes all of us, with our unique talents, to make a difference.”

the Lexus Eco Challenge, after having advanced through the Air & Climate Challenge with their project about ocean acidification. The team’s name comes from their hope that they can inspire people to take action for the survival of our planet’s coral reef systems and overall ocean health. Team member Shelbie Noel has learned through their work that “it takes all of us, with our unique talents, to make a difference.”