A Wreck Dive

by Catherine Shuff, age 18, Morgantown, Pennsylvania The 2017 Ocean Matters trip was truly a once in a lifetime experience, one that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. I was given the opportunity to travel to a beautiful place, meet amazing people from all across the country, and see the world in a completely different […] Read More

Coral Matters

by Hannah Miller (age 16) from Sleepy Hollow, New York      After taking AP Environmental Science, I thought I knew a lot about oceans and coral ecosystems. Seeing textbooks and presentations is one thing, yet it’s entirely different to witness firsthand what truly goes on in our world’s vast oceans. Ocean Matters gave me, […] Read More

Never Doubt. . .

by Kelsey Yap, age 16, from Oahu, Hawai’i    Ocean Matters is a program meant to connect students with similar interests from all across the US and it is one of the most unforgettable programs that I have ever participated in. Since day one, everyone was extremely welcoming and no one was afraid to speak […] Read More

The Ocean Does Matter

by Patrik Rollefson (age 18) from Little Rock, Arkansas       There are many points I could talk about when it comes to my experience with the Ocean Matters group in Hawai’i. Whether it was the field experiences, cultural encounters, or community service we provided, there are certainly many events I will remember for […] Read More