Tag Archives: stewardship

Cover of MPA Coastal Explorer Guide

Discover Marine Protected Areas: Coastal Explorer Guide

May 15th, 2020

A 16-page kids activity booklet that features fun activities to educate its readers on marine protected areas, wildlife, ocean safety, marine stewardship, recreational opportunities, and more. Download and print the whole booklet or individual pages!

When Work is a Day at the Beach: Monitoring Gives First In-Depth Look at North Central Coast’s Sandy Beaches

April 1st, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Karina Nielsen loves going to the beach as much as any Californian — and may love it even more than most. That’s because as a marine ecologist, she knows those long sandy stretches that look so empty are actually busy with life. “So many of the […]

Goin’ Fishin’: Scientists, Anglers and Charter Boat Captains are Teaming Up on Collaborative Fisheries Research Project

January 24th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Due to a long history of perceived competing interests, recreational fishermen, academics, scientists and charter boat captains aren’t necessarily known for working well together. So how do you get such a diverse – and at times contentious – group to collaborate on a fisheries research project? […]

One Year of OceanSpaces!

November 25th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> November marks the first anniversary of the online community – and our community is the heart of OceanSpaces.  In our first year, we’ve grown to 600+ members, who are broadly engaged across the platform: downloading data; sharing monitoring results; writing blogs and more.  The interactive e-book, […]

Question: What are the best strategies for recruitment and retention in citizen science?

October 25th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Throughout many of the conversations we hold with coordinators of citizen science programs, the challenge of maintaining an active volunteer base arises. However, within citizen science volunteerism, there’s no definitive strategy guide for how to recruit and retain best. One example keeps arising in our discussions […]