resources & cool interactive info

Here are a few of our favorite sites that provide information on the oceans, waterways and environment along with some great interactive activities.

These sites will make your quest to learn about our oceans, waterways, marine animals, conservation and how you can make a difference that much more interesting. They are chock full of information, facts and interactive activities along with events. There are suggestions on how you can get  involved, and as we like to say "Make Waves" for positive change! If you love water and want to learn more about it and its importance to our planet, take a look at some of these organizations.  Take some time to delve into these sites, share what you learn and share the links for these sites. You can help to get others engaged and spread the word about the importance of this valuable and irreplaceable resource. 

Make Waves!

Debra

 

The Ocean Conservancy

Working to protect the oceans from today's greatest challenges. Tackling issues and solving some of the greatest threats facing our oceans today. This is a place where you can learn about all things ocean, how you can take action, be inspired and even sign up for a weekly trivia quiz. We love their Wildlife Fact Sheets  and their list of 11 Must Read Ocean Books! Follow them on Instagram and facebook.

 

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Here you can find: real-time tide data, sea levels and even listen to underwater sounds. So cool!  NOAA’s goal is to keep the public informed about the environment around them. They are an agency that enriches life through science and their mission is to better understand our natural world and protect its resources and share that information with others.

 

The Nature Conservancy 

 

A global environmental non-profit that strives to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, to create a world where people and nature thrive. Their site is chock full of information and resources, you can get interactive with try their Calculate your Carbon Footprint Calculator” and search by location to see the lands and waters they protect. 

 

US Water Alliance

This organization “educates the nation about the true value of water. They are dedicated to building a sustainable water future for all using “One Water” strategies. One Water is an innovative, inclusive and integrated approach to water stewardship.  Learn about their approach, programs like “Value Water Campaign” and check out the “Imagine a Day Without Water” Challenge they support.

Oceana

Having already protected nearly 4 million square miles of the ocean this international non-profit is dedicated to protecting and restoring our oceans on a global level. Oceana’s site has plenty of information to keep your attention. One favorite is their Explore the Marine Life Encyclopedia, it has great photos and fun facts about your favorite marine animals.

 

Save the Sound

A local organization that protects the Long Island Sound and it’s rivers by leading environmental action.  They fight climate change, protect clean water, restore  ecosystems and protect surrounding lands. Having just moved into this area we were excited to learn about Save the Sound at a recent event we attended. We have just added this non-profit to our monthly donations. You can find all kinds of interesting information including the current cases they are working on, their historic victories, their coastal cleanups and their “Save the Sound Impact Map”. The map is interactive and you can click on and learn about their 200+ efforts to improve the Long Island Sound.