SeaTrek has graduated over 1,800 students of which nearly 70% participated in some aspect of marine science and/or service learning programs.
In 2000 Captains Monk and Kat Daniel, who are also NAUI Course Directors, created SeaTrek BVI – a Summer Camp at Sea – so that young people from across the world could experience scuba, sailing and marine science training along with unmatched opportunities for adventure and personal growth. Set in the crystalline waters of the British Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean, SeaTrek’s 3-week live aboard voyages engage junior high, high school and college-aged students in hands-on learning at every turn.
With their sailing catamarans serving as floating marine science classrooms, SeaTrek has become a leader in experiential marine science education. Staff biologists introduce students to the tropical ecology and wildlife of the islands and their surrounding reefs. SeaTrek's science program provides a variety of interactive, hands-on marine science activities that include sea turtle tagging, coral reef surveying, invasive and indicator species monitoring, reef fish identification and marine conservation. Through their participation, students can earn service learning and/or academic credit.
Since its inception, SeaTrek has graduated over 1,800 students of which nearly 70% participated in some aspect of marine science and/or service learning programs. Seeing this growing interest, SeaTrek expanded its impact in 2011, offering a more in-depth look into the world of a marine biologist.
FATHOMS (Focused Adventure Through Hands On Marine Science) is centered around the integration of marine science, community service and cultural interaction throughout the BVI’s tropical islands and waters. In addition to marine biology and ecology, the curriculum, labs and fieldwork address aspects of marine chemistry, geology and physics, making it a truly interdisciplinary curriculum.
Now in its sixth year, FATHOMS has graduated 75 students with over 40% currently pursuing their education and/or careers in marine science.
New for 2016, SeaTrek announced its latest venture in “Paying It Shoreward” with the creation of a not-for-profit branch called Sea Giving: Give and Sea Change! SeaTrek is currently working on obtaining their 501(c) 3 status so contributions can be tax-deductible. Sea Giving will afford SeaTrek the opportunity to cultivate new scholarships, research, education and outreach efforts, both at home in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean.
To find out more about Sea Giving or how you can contribute, please contact Capt. Monk Daniel.
The #OcupeOlago (Occupy the lake) Movement took place on March 19, 2016 at Lake Paranoá, in Brasilia, Brazil. Together with the support of dozens of sponsors, over 250 divers participated in a series of environmental initiatives in commemoration of World Water Day, celebrated worldwide on March 22.
This event, now in its third year, was organized by the Brazilian government, private sector companies and civil societies. Through activities related to environmental awareness, the goal was to "promote quality of life through safe and sustainable use of Lake Paranoá."
There were twenty-two activities that took place simultaneously on Saturday and a big celebration on Sunday, with over 100 in attendance.
NAUI Brazil affiliates that participated included:
Highlights from the event included:
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