Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What a way to connect!


After an in-class presentation by Oceanvida, students and teachers from Coconut Palm Academy enjoyed a beautiful South Florida day learning to kayak and experiencing firsthand some of the marine conservation issues discussed in class. 



                                                     Our classroom, Eco-Island, Biscayne Bay 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Our recent outing on Shake-A-Leg's Eco-Island, Biscayne Bay


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Congratulations to our new kite-boarders and ocean conservationists

Congratulations to the new kite-boarders who are also learning about ocean conservation.
 Beach cleanup at Crandon Park
 Getting ready
 That's the attitude!!
 Our "classroom"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Message from Midway Island

From one of the most remote islands in world, more than 2000 miles from the nearest coast, photographer Chris Jordan sends a dramatic message to all of us.  Or is it a ultimatum?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Oceanvida supports and congratulates Rimas Kinka on his latest challenge to break a Guinness world record and his campaign for cleaner oceans.


 





Within the next few days (or weeks, depending on the weather) Rimas will attempt something no one else has done before.  He will kitesurf from Jacksonville, Florida to Key West nonstop—430 miles of treacherous and unpredictable ocean.  If he succeeds, he will be breaking the Guinness world record of the longest nonstop kite-surfing distance.  He is no stranger to long-distance challenges; during the last few years he has been in the forefront of long-distance kitesurfing.  In 2012 he broke the world record by kiting 401.2 miles off the coast of Florida in 24 hours.  This time, he also wants to convey an important message: our ocean is chocking with plastics and we all need to do our part to clean it.



See Rimas' video  




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Club de Surfistas del Viento is Back from Australia

Our surfing club from San Bernardo del Viento, Colombia is back from Australia after an unforgettable trip. It was an immersion program into the surfing culture of Australia.
Among other things, they learned from the pros about
Surfing
Safety technics
Survival
Skating
Teamwork
The ocean 
Australian culture
Friendship
And specially fun...

Nuestros muchachos del Club de Surfistas del Viento regresaron de un viaje inolvidable a Australia donde aprendieron muchas cosas interesantes acerca del facinante mundo del surf.  















Saturday, April 12, 2014

Club de Surfistas del Viento Goes to Australia!




We are launching our new OceanVida Blog today just in time to celebrate a great event.  In March 2013 we created the Club de Surfistas del Viento as part of our Guardianes de la Naturaleza program.  Surf boards were donated by the Share the Stoke Foundation.  The main purpose of the club is to teach local kids living on a remote beach on the Caribbean coast of Colombia to surf and protect the ocean.  On April 8, 2014, six members of our club left for Australia on an unforgettable trip to learn about surfing culture in Australia—invited by the Government of Colombia.  We feel honored that our kids were invited to such an important event, and we want to extent our gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.  

See more news about this trip (in Spanish):