Our ocean warriors program has existed for many years and in many forms.
With each new Ocean Warriors program, we strive to provide comprehensive, educational, and inspirational experiences for all of our budding Ocean Warriors.
We measure ourselves and our impact through the feedback we receive from teachers, principals, administrators, and most importantly, Ocean Warriors themselves. Through this feedback we are able to reflect on and update our programs to best reflect our mission and the needs of our communities.
Take a look at some facts and figures from our past Ocean Warriors programs:
OCEAN WARRIORS STATISTICS
92% of Ocean Warriors plan to come back the following year to help teach the next class of Ocean Warriors.
88% of Ocean Warriors say their school has less litter than before they were in Ocean Warriors.
One OW group fundraised to buy its school a spork dispenser that will prevent 16,000 straws, napkins, and plastic bags from littering campus and entering waterways each year!
98% of Ocean Warriors say they now feel empowered to make changes that help the environment.
Hear directly from our Ocean Warriors!
98% I like learning about how to care for the Earth and our oceans.
93% I reduce, reuse, recycle and compost as much as I can.
93% I want to do more to protect our ocean and Earth.
93% I like being part of Ocean Warriors because I worked with my friends and we all share the same interest in caring for the Earth.
91% I understand why it is important to care for the Earth and our oceans.
91% I now care more about caring for the environment around me.
89% I like being part of a team students working to solve a problem.
89% I have talked about what I learned in Ocean Warriors with my friends.
87% I like to help find solutions to problems which hurt my environment and those who live there.
87% I can talk to others about why it is important to care for the Earth and our oceans.
85% I have become better and feel more confident at standing in front of large crowds and speaking.
85% I avoid single-use plastics now that I understand the impact they have on our environment.
85% I have talked about what I learned in Ocean Warriors with my family.
85% I have talked about what I learned in Ocean Warriors in my classroom and/or with my teacher.