AltaSea launched Project Blue in response to the current global situation. This multifaceted approach provides online educational resources; encourages students towards jobs in the Blue Economy; and increases youth access to arts and culture.
AltaSea’s Project Blue offers students a voice in supporting Los Angeles as the center of the Blue Economy, an initiative to protect the ecosystem of the ocean and turn to it as a resource for solving challenges such as climate change, energy supply, and food security.
Project Blue’s approach to education includes the Project Blue website, live chats with ocean educators, a summer volunteer program, and a college internship program. The volunteer program is part of AltaSea’s dedication to workforce development for the blue economy job market and allows participants to develop a research project on an Ocean STEM topic. The college internship program pairs students with small businesses and offers students opportunities in engineering, business, marketing, and arts and culture. Additionally, AltaSea is developing Artists for AltaSea which allows students to explore a more creative, inventive approach as they contribute to the Blue Economy
In conjunction with AltaSea, regular webinars and live chats feature partners including Dr. Robert Ballard of the Ocean Exploration Trust (the man who discovered the Titanic), Diane Kim of Holdfast Aquaculture, and Rusty Jehangir of Blue Robotics, who deliver high-quality, digestible educational content for science-inclined students in middle and high school as part of our new Project Blue @Home program.
Come join us and participate in Project Blue today! and check us out at Altasea.org