2021 eeBLUE aquaculture literacy awardee - Long Beach, California
The Aquarium of the Pacific offsite link, in collaboration with University of Southern California Sea Grant offsite link and Holdfast Aquaculture offsite link, provided a foundation for more diverse opportunities to educate broader audiences about marine aquaculture. Focusing on seaweed aquaculture, the project assessed how families learn about the sector through play-based activities for young children. The activities allowed young learners to imagine they were ocean farmers and learn about what ocean farming is and looks like. In developing the activities, aquarium staff also evaluated best practices for establishing collaborative programs.
To hear more from the grantees themselves, watch the video below or visit their May 2022 Harvest stories post: Ocean farmers: Learning together through play.