Aquaculture Initiative

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:

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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.

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