The Ocean Guardian Dive Club is a youth dive education program designed to strengthen youth involvement in diving and ocean conservation. This program introduces elementary and middle school students to the National Marine Sanctuary System using scuba diving to create valuable hands-on learning experiences.
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What is the Ocean Guardian Dive Club?
The Ocean Guardian Dive Club is a youth dive education program designed to strengthen youth involvement in diving and ocean conservation. This program uses real National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) marine science content to teach students how they can become ocean stewards. Students ages 8-12 participate in a multi-day program at their local dive shop, or other partner organization, where they conduct both classroom and pool based sessions learning about diving techniques as well as issues relating to national marine sanctuaries.
What do students learn?
Students will learn about special places in NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary System and important ocean conservation topics. Students will also learn basic ocean literacy concepts and be given examples of ways that they can become ocean stewards. Students will practice important diving skills and learn about basic science diving concepts.
What is the stewardship project?
The Ocean Guardian Stewardship Project is a stewardship activity or project that Ocean Guardian Dive Club partners implement as a way to create a positive environmental change in their community. Ocean Guardian Dive Club students, partner organization staff, and other community members are encouraged to attend. For instance this may be a beach or watershed cleanup or a campaign to reduce ocean pollution. Learn more about the impacts of Ocean Guardian School Stewardship Projects.