Help Us Help Them
For kids................by kids.
kidslovethegulf.org has been chosen as a finalist for Oceana's 2013 Ocean Hero Awards. If you look under the Junior Division, there is a pic of a brother & sister - that's us!!!! Click on our pic & then SUBMIT VOTE!!!!Click here to vote.
For G is for Gulf 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.
G is for Gulf is HERE!!!!!
Our children's book about the animals that live in the Gulf of Mexico is published!
All proceeds will go towards donating books to elementary school libraries throughout the gulf coast states and beyond!!!! For every 2 books sold, we can donate 1!
To order, go to Amazon.com or click on:
What a busy summer of 2012! We have been travelling, researching and learning all about the Gulf of Mexico. We have fed sting rays on the coast of Texas, visited recuperating dolphins and sea turtles in the Florida Keys, and surfed, fished and watched the waves in the gulf states between. We have met with researchers, and have lots of plans for the near future. Through the school year, our student helpers will keep the blog updated weekly, and we have plans to get our facebook page updated to expand our reach to deliver our message about the unique animals of the gulf.
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 ...
Our new goal is EDUCATING kids about the Gulf of Mexico!
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. Our organization received a grant from Operation Reach's GulfSouth Youth Fund to help in our work. With help from our volunteers, we have written a children's book featuring the animals of the gulf, from A to Z. There will be opportunities for students and teachers to contribute - please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in information.
We are still selling t-shirts! If you have outgrown your tee from last summer, order a new one today!
The proceeds from the shirt sales will continue to raise $$$ to help The Audubon Institute and the marine animals it rescues and rehabilitates!!!
Keep watching for news and updates on our projects!
When you order, your merchandise will be packed with love in our warehouse (our dining room!). Because this is run by a kid, there are no salaries to pay as with some fund raisers. It is just me & my family, learning new things about this venture every day. Check out my website - I have worked REALLY hard and hope you will support this cause!
We now have flyers available to help get the word out ...
If your business would like to show support for kidslovethegulf.org,
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will send some flyers to you to put up ASAP!!!!!
We accept checks!!!!
Although I am an animal advocate, the loss of human lives in the rig explosion on April 20, 2010 is the original tragedy of this disaster. My prayers are with the families of the 11 workers who were killed and those who are recovering from their injuries.
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