About the Initiative
CELC's aquaculture education initiative connects institutions to NOAA resources in order to engage visitors on the science of sustainable, domestic aquaculture.
As a major NOAA priority, aquaculture is also of interest to many CELC institutions. This initiative is a long-term effort to engage millions of aquarium visitors on the latest advancements in marine aquaculture and its multiple benefits.
CELC Aquaculture Webinars
CELC hosts regular webinars featuring aquaculture experts in the field. Email Maggie Allen to join the listserv to be kept up to date with future opportunities.
Visit our YouTube playlist for most of the recorded webinars. Please see below for the recordings/slides of four webinars that are not on YouTube
- May 2018 offsite link: Linda Cornish, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
- September 2018 offsite link: Cindy Sandoval and Mark Dixon, NOAA Fisheries
- December 2018: Mike Rust, NOAA Fisheries (slides)
January 2021: Dr. Andrew Rhyne, Roger Williams University (slides)
eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grants Program
The eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grants Program offsite link supported aquariums, seafood farmers, and others that are working on innovative public aquaculture education experiences. Successful applicants received up to $15,000 to spend within a one-year project that builds a partnership across each sector.
These mini-grants are one part of an ongoing effort by NOAA’s Community of Practice for Aquaculture Literacy (CoPAL). CoPAL’s goal is to enhance support for sustainable aquaculture by increasing understanding of environmental and marine science topics among educators, professional networks, and groups involved in community outreach. In addition to forging lasting partnerships, the collective knowledge, skills, and products created through funded mini-grant activities will be integrated into CoPAL’s best practices for aquaculture communications and outreach.
For a summary of project activities and impacts from June 2021 - January 2022 download their mid-project report here.
For questions, you reach out to the team at eeBLUE@naaee.org.