Monthly Archives

August 2015

Teachers to Learn New Environmental Education Skills at Turtle Island’s ‘Headwaters to Sea’ Professional Development

By | Gulf Education & Outreach, Summer Salmon Institute | No Comments

The Summer Salmon Institute for 3rd to 5th grade teachers encourages science-based watershed education in elementary classrooms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) program is leading the free workshop in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Bay-Watershed Education and Training (BWET).

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Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area

By | Cocos Island Research Expedition, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments

DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform Tomnod.com has formed a partnership with ocean and marine conservation non-profit Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org, to create the first crowdsourced digital patrol of the Cocos Island Marine Protected Area in order to defend one of the Pacific Ocean’s most vibrant marine life habitats. Located 340 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is home to numerous rare and endangered marine species, and has been subject to illegal fishing practices in its difficult-to-monitor waters.

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KWMR Radio! Host Lyons Filmer Interviews Author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

By | Sea Turtles | No Comments

Listen in to KWMR’s interview with Turtle Island’s Board Member and NY Times bestselling author Wallace J Nichols on his innovative book, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do, which explores the cutting edge neuroscience that shows the benefits of being close to water.

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Help Track Down Illegal Fishing Boats Online

By | Cocos Island Research Expedition, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments

Turtle Island Restoration Network is proud to announce a new pilot program to find illegal fishing vessels within the Marine Protected Area surrounding Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Turtle Island teamed up with DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform, Tomnod.com, to create one of the first crowd sourced, digital patrols of the marine hot-spot.

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EVENT: Blue Mind Meet the Authors Reception & Book Talk on August 22nd, 2015

By | Cocos Island Research Expedition, Got Mercury?, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments

Join Turtle Island’s board and staff to meet the authors at an exclusive pre-event benefit reception and a reserved seat for the Book Talk will be included in your ticket price. Enjoy wine, beer and hearty hors d’oeuvres at the beautiful Dance Palace in West Marin. Learn more about our work and enjoy a silent auction. Your ticket purchase will support our work to protect sea turtles, dolphins, whales, sharks, salmon and our world’s oceans.

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