Creating the Next Generation of Shark Advocates

Student: Cailla Strobel

Community Partner: Sharks 4 Kids

Sharks play a critical role in the delicate balance of ocean ecosystems, yet despite their importance, shark populations are being decimated globally. My project aims to tackle this issue with the use of outreach education. Education is one of the critical components to raising general awareness of the important and necessary roles sharks play within our environments. Though collaborating with Sharks4Kids, an international non-profit whose mission is to create the new generation of shark advocates through the facilitation of dynamic educational materials, I am able to create a unique opportunity for the next generation to learn why sharks need kids and why kids need sharks.