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
Currently, CELC is hosting regular webinars featuring aquaculture experts in the field. Email Maggie Allen to join the list-serv to be kept up to date with future opportunities. Below are past webinar recordings / slides:
- May 2018offsite link: Linda Cornish, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
- September 2018offsite link: Cindy Sandoval and Mark Dixon, NOAA Fisheries
- December 2018: Mike Rust, NOAA Fisheries
February 2019offsite link: James Morris, NOAA National Ocean Service
May 2019offsite link: Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific
September 2019offsite link: Paul Dobbins, the World Wildlife Fund
January 2020offsite link: Kristin Aquilino, UC Davis
June 2020offsite link: Linda Cornish, Seafood Nutrition Partnership, and Kim Thompson, Aquarium of the Pacific
October 2020offsite link: Brianna Shaughnessy, NOAA Office of Education
January 2021: Dr. Andrew Rhyne, Roger Williams University
eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grants Program
The application deadline has passed for the eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grants Programoffsite link. This new opportunity aims to support aquariums, seafood farmers, and others that are working on innovative public aquaculture education experiences. Successful applicants will receive 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 questions, you reach out to the team at eeBLUE@naaee.org.