CELEBRATION OF THE SEA FOUNDATION
The Celebration of the Sea Foundation works to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and INSPIRE people around the world to protect the ocean and the world’s natural resources. A specific focus of all our initiatives is to develop resilient communities and promote STREAM (Science, Technology, Resiliency, Engineering, Arts & Math) education and career paths. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Ocean Heroes International Program
The “Ocean Heroes” international interactive educational and conservation exchange program features a unique global public-private partnership between leading scientific, educational and conservation organizations. A major focus of the program is placed on highlighting extraordinary ocean conservation role models and respective jobs and career paths for students in STREAM (Science, Technology, Resiliency, Engineering, Arts & Math), Eco-Tourism, Fisheries, Hospitality and the Marine Industries.
Celebration of the Sea Foundation Donates to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
Celebration of the Sea Foundation Donates $13,000 in Affiliation with Audacy and REVERB to Create New Whale Shark Curriculum with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF). Funds were raised through the sale of reusable water bottles at Audacy Beach Festival. The funds will be directed towards the creation and implementation of a new whale shark curriculum which is initially slated for use by US and Mexican students and teachers and is now being produced in collaboration between GHOF and the Celebration of the Sea Foundation.
Audacy Beach Festival
Celebration of the Sea Foundation & Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Partner with Audacy and REVERB to Promote Ocean Conservation and Sustainability at Audacy Beach Festival. Proceeds from co-branded reusable water bottles sold at the festival will benefit ocean conservation and educational initiatives through the Celebration of the Sea and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. Through its year-round 1Thing initiative, Audacy incentivizes people to make simple changes in their daily habits to protect the environment. By combining these actions, Audacy hopes to make a meaningful positive impact on our planet’s ecosystem for future generations.
Riptide Music Festival
The Celebration of the Sea Foundation is pleased to continue to serve as Entercom Communications’ official charity for its annual Riptide Music Festival each year on Fort Lauderdale beach. Attended by over 30,000 people annually the event has become one of South Florida’s favorite signature events. Each year the Celebration of the Sea’s “Eco-Discovery Zone” features leading envirnmental and educational organizations such as Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center, Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Pompano Beach Shipwreck Park and many more.
Miami’s Iconic Marine Stadium
Miami’s iconic Miami Marine Stadium plays host each year to the annual Celebration of the Sea “Eco-Discovery Zone” featuring leading ocean conservation and educational organizations such as The Wyland Foundation, Florida International University, MAST@FIU, University of Miami, the Medina Aquarius Program Underwater Habitat, Florida Atlantic University, DEMA (Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association), History of Diving Museaum, Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative and many more.
Internationally Renowned Marine Artist Wyland Receives Celebration of the Sea Lifetime Achievement Award
Celebration of the Sea Founder & CEO Patxi Pastor presents internationally renowned marine artist Wyland the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Miami’s iconic Marine Stadium.