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September 2014 NEWS!!! kidslovethegulf.org is receiving a
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. One of the most exciting parts of this great honor is being paired with a mentor with expertise in our field of interest!!!!!! We cannot wait to see who it will be - looking forward to learning even more!!!! We will keep you updated!
Thank you for supporting us and believeing in us! As of 09/15/2014, we have donated 171 copies of G is for Gulf to libraries across the nation!!!! And we will be sending more out later this month, so keep checking back ...
Rory & Maeve were the
This was incredible & helped us spread our message INTERNATIONALLY!!!!! The Gulf of Mexico is the largest gulf in the world, and people need to take notice!!!!
For our all of our work teaching other kids about the Gulf of Mexico ecosytem, we have been awarded Youth Conservationists of the Year for 2012 fromThe Louisiana Wildlife Federation and The National Wildlife Federation; 2013 Coastal Stewardship Award from the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana; and the 2013 Gulf Guardian Award in the Youth Environmental Education catagory from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
All proceeds go towards donating books to elementary school libraries throughout United States!!!! For every 2 books sold, we can donate 1!
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Click here to watch a video about the May 2011 release of the turtles in LMMSTRP's care!
Thanks to everyone who helped us raise money to make this possible ...
Thank you to all of the wonderful people who have helped us over the past few years. The focus for kidslovethegulf.org continues to be educating kids about all of the cool animals that live in the Gulf of Mexico.
Although we are animal advocates, the loss of human lives in the rig explosion on April 20, 2010 is the original tragedy of the oil spill disaster. Our prayers are with the families of the 11 workers who did not come home and for those who may have recovered from their injuries and troubles, but still hurt inside.
Did You Know...
LSU participated in a research program called SERPENT, which was deep water gulf research funded by the large oil companies (including BP). The researchers came back with unbelievable footage of an oarfish and a GIANT jellyfish! There are so many creatures in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico to discover! Go look at this Amazaing footage - GIANT jellyfish - oarfish.
The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program (LMMSTRP), coordinated by the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas since 2000, has been designated as the primary responder for the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of all marine mammals (dolphins, whales and manatees) and sea turtles along the Louisiana coast. If you want to watch the video of the team of experts cleaning a tiny sea turtle. Click Here