Looking for an engaging and dynamic webinar series to share with your staff and volunteers about California’s new network of underwater parks? This three part series of 30 minute webinars, led by leading experts (e.g., Fred Keeley, Mark Carr, Mike Sutton), provides a fresh and uplifting summary of how California led the nation in ocean conservation, the science of MPAs and how to talk about MPAs.
California Leads the Nation in Ocean Conservation
“California Leads the Nation in Ocean Conservation” is the first webinar in this series. This webinar features former state assemblyman and ocean champion, Fred Keeley; conservation leader, Kaitilin Gaffney; and Director of the California MPAs Program for the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, Rikki Dunsmore.
“Science of MPAs” is the second webinar in this series. This webinar features University of California marine biologist, Mark Carr; Director of Reef Check California, Jan Freiwald; and Director of the California MPAs Program for the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, Rikki Dunsmore.
The Train the Trainers workshops were designed for docents, educators and public audiences to increase understanding and awareness of benefits of the California network of marine protected areas. These workshops included presentations on the state of the world ocean and California’s leadership role in addressing challenges; a panel of scientists exploring the ecological benefit of MPAs; case studies of specific MPAs; and breakout sessions and activities.
The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.