Here are a few ways you can get more informed and involved:

  • Marine Conservation Action Fund Fellowship - This microgranting and fellowship program, run by the New England Aquarium, addresses critical needs in the marine conservation field. The Fellowship provides financial, technical and professional resources, and mentoring and community-building in support of Fellows’ conservation initiatives. Eligible applicants are nationals of low and middle-income countries. Apply by 10th May.

  • Marine & Community Conservation Remote Externship - In partnership with The Nature Conservancy & National Geographic Society, this 8-week fully remote externship will give students several different opportunities to learn about various marine conservation issues, approaches, and research methods, speak to community leaders, and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. $500 stipend. Ages 18-25. Apply by 14th May.

  • Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Awards - The Brower Youth Awards recognize outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working to protect our shared planet. Each of six winners will receive a $3,000 prize, have a professionally-produced short film created about their work, and a round trip flight & lodging for a weekend leadership workshop in San Francisco, CA. Apply by 14th May.

  • Global Biodiversity Festival - Attend the virtual weekend-long seminar to hear diverse stories and learn about efforts of scientists, explorers, conservationists, filmmakers and policymakers working to save the incredible variety of life on our planet. 20-22nd May. Free to attend: Registration required.

  • Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2022 - Join this multi-day conference that convenes policymakers, scientists, managers, business leaders, conservationists, educators, students, and members of the public to engage in dialogue and debate on significant issues that impact our ocean, and to propose innovative policies and partnerships to address these issues. While focused on the U.S., it's open to all. Virtual and in-person. Free to attend. Register here. 7-9th June.

  • The Iris Project: Iris Prize - Apply or nominate someone for one of three prizes, each awarded for championing the protection and restoration of nature, and the rights of those who defend it. The Seed Prize: $5,000 awarded for a not-yet-established new idea, ages 14-24. The Stem Prize: $10,000 awarded for an existing small-scale project, ages 16-24. The Iris Prize: $15,000 for an established, potentially replicable project, ages 16-24. Apply by 14 June.

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