Ocean Gems Connects Teenage Girls to Women Marine Scientists
May 19, 2014
What happens when a group of incredible women marine scientists aim to inspire girls to follow their hearts and pursue their passion for the sea?
Find out with Mission Blue partner Ocean GEMS, a multimedia series and outreach program that connects teenaged girls to women marine science role models to offer youth a pathway to reach their dreams!
With support from The Baum Foundation (www.thebaumfoundation.org), Ocean GEMS breaks ground by combining active mentoring by women marine scientists with a documentary series, interactive web-based forums, social media communities, and afterschool programs.
Many girls don’t make the connection between science and their interest in helping people and the environment. The influence of Ocean GEMS role models and mentors has a significant impact on girls’ judgment and impressions of science-related careers. There are so many ways girls, and youth, can help the oceans. With the right mentorship, these young people are our hope spots for the future.
By harnessing the power of digital & social media, Ocean GEMS raises awareness and knowledge of marine science issues; fosters interest in and knowledge of marine science careers; provides interactions with marine scientist role models and mentors; and creates a virtual community for youth interested in marine science.
Join the Ocean GEMS team as they travel the world to explore the exciting careers & adventures of remarkable scientists engaged in ocean exploration, spawning engagement with youth not just on the web but also in communities across the country.
Mission Blue is thrilled to partner with Ocean Gems! Dr. Sylvia Earle is an inspiring role model and mentor for those who care about our oceans, especially for young girls. Her words and actions continue to ripple outwards, creating waves of passion for the marine world. Ocean GEMS are committed to helping youth explore ocean science, to ensure that upcoming generations are aware and involved in understanding, protecting, and caring for our blue planet.