National Geographic, The Full Circle Fund, the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project, and Restore the Delta are working together on a collaborative project that will benefit Delta/Bay area students. We will train twenty students on the link between the Delta watershed, the San Francisco Bay, and a healthy Pacific Ocean through a dynamic curriculum through hands-on experience led by with local water experts, world renown ocean scientists, and environmental conservationists.
The Photo Camp project goal is to galvanize an ocean/water ethic and raise awareness around an incredibly valuable resource located at our doorstep. 70% of Americans think that there is nothing wrong with the oceans. The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the West Coast, and 2/3 of all Californians depend on the water, but more than 75% of Californians don’t know where the delta is. Through the communications platform of the 34th America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project, we seek to reach a new audience and draw attention to the importance of this natural resource and it’s fragility
The students will participate in a four-day National Geographic Photo Camp in April 2013. They will have the opportunity to work with National Geographic Photographer and Explorer, Kip Evans, to create a photojournalism narrative on the importance of the Delta watershed to the entire water-system.
In the press:
Looking at Our Hometowns - New York Times