50 States Expedition: Orlando Public Library

Ocean Doctor, Dr. David E. Guggenheim continues his national speaking expedition, 50 Years, 50 States, 50 Speeches with a stop at the Orlando Public Library, Library Central on Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m.? Dive right in and see videos and hear about his many adventures, and his enthusiasm for the wonder of the deep blue part of the planet.? Guggenheim set out on this expedition after his 50th birthday as homage to his father who was lost at sea when he was just 49 years old.? This special event, brought to you by the Friends of the Orange County Library System, is free and everyone is invited.

Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.,?Orlando, FL

Orlando Public Library – Orange County Library System (Orlando, FL)

Seagate Elementary (Naples, FL)

Seagate Elementary (Naples, FL)

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Golden Gate Elementary (Naples, FL)

Golden Gate Elementary (Naples, FL)

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Canterbury School (Ft. Myers, FL)

Canterbury School (Ft. Myers, Florida)

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Pelican Marsh Elementary (Naples, FL)

Pelican Marsh Elementary (Naples, FL)

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New College of Florida (Sarasota, Florida)

New College of Florida (Sarasota, Florida)
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Ocean Doctor's "50 Years – 50 States – 50 Speeches Expedition" To Launch in California

A new expedition launches January 7, 2009 in California! The Ocean Doctor’s “50 Years – 50 States – 50 Speeches Expedition is a one-year journey of outreach, education, and discovery, announced by Dr. David E. Guggenheim on his 50th birthday (October 6, 2008) to bring, at no charge, speeches about the oceans to schools in all 50 U.S. states plus territories. By its culmination at the end of 2009, the “expedition” will have reached well over 100 schools — from Barrow, Alaska to Rapid City, South Dakota to the Florida Keys — to share firsthand accounts, stories, humor, passion, and important lessons about the oceans and their conservation. Through additional outreach in the visited communities, engagement of the media, and encouraging the visited schools to connect with each other and share their perspectives on the oceans through a new online social network, it is hoped that this project can help encourage an enduring wave of renewed interest in the oceans by its next generation of explorers, scientists and stewards.

The expedition is a joint project of The Ocean Foundation, the project’s fiscal sponsor, along with 1planet1ocean, and is supported by your tax-deductible donations to the “Ocean Doctor’s 50 Years – 50 States – 50 Speeches Expedition Fund” at The Ocean Foundation. Become a supporter!

Coral Shores High School (Tavernier, FL)

Coral Shores High School (Tavernier, FL)

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Expedition to Cuba’s Gulf of Mexico: Preparations Underway

Exploring Cuba's Gulf of MexicoHAVANA, CUBA – Final preparations are now underway for an August expedition to explore and map one of the least known areas of the Gulf of Mexico — Cuba’s northwestern coastal waters, including Cuba’s spectacular Los Colorados barrier reef. A joint effort of the University of Havana’s Centro de Investigaciones Marinas (Center for Marine Research) and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, this, the fourth expedition in a multiyear project entitled, Proyecto Costa Noroccidental (Project of the Northwest Coast). (See Exploring, Studying Cuba’s Gulf of Mexico for details on this important effort.) The fourth expedition will concentrate study on Los Colorados, an area with remarkably healthy  coral reefs, despite the alarming decline in the health of coral reefs elsewhere in the Caribbean. This research is providing the most comprehensive biological picture yet of this little-explored region, and Cuba’s healthy corals may offer important clues for protecting and restoring corals elsewhere. (See Can Cuba’s Mysteries Help Save the World’s Coral Reefs? in OceanDoctor’s Blog.) [Read more...]