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BIG BLUE & YOU, INC

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Raising funds in order to create more Ocean Conservation programs for the youth.

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Campaign Ends on August 31, 2021

Project Description

 

Big Blue & You is unique in bringing together a wide and diverse group of community organizations, environmentalists, artists, universities and educational S.T.E.A.M. resources to inspire curiosity and engage with thousands of local young people, families, organizations and schools  - immersing them in actual science and art. With its special focus on young people who often have little or no exposure to the beach and ocean environment and its non-traditional learning setting, ArtSea is an unforgettable event in children’s lives.

 

Beginning in 2011, Big Blue & You created Art By the Sea (ArtSea) connecting more than 3,000 children and their family members who have attended annual Big Blue & You Art by the Sea Festival events, which are supported by as many as 100 volunteers and 40 community partner organizations and businesses each year. Since 2011, the event has been held at Miami’s Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, which was established in 1945 by African Americans in response to segregation and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Before COVID-19 Pandemic our team has worked tirelessly to address the pressing need to support emerging environmental leaders, especially young women of color. Many Youth in Miami, FL literally live 10 minutes away from the Ocean and have never been there and furthermore are scared of the Ocean.  How can we reduce the fear and education about the current issues we are experiencing in the Ocean?  

 

ArtSea’s approach to S.T.E.A.M. education in a beach setting has touched over 5,000 young people and engaged well over 1,000 volunteers in south Florida since 2011. It has inspired a new generation of young leaders to join in the ocean conservation community, “paying forward” their own inspiration.

 

ArtSea is a unique, family-friendly, environmental learning experience and celebration of the arts, held on Virginia Key. In an all-day event, young people ages 5-18 and their families experience the beach environment, join in marine science learning activities and create ocean conservation-themed art. Big Blue & You partners with schools, clubs and community organizations to provide bus transportation to/from ArtSea for many children who otherwise wouldn't have access. 

Over the past 12 years, Big Blue & You has stayed true to its mission of inspiring ocean conservation activism, connecting 30,000 young leaders with STEAM resources developed by artists, scientists, and environmentalists. By providing STEAM resources that are developed by artists, scientists, and environmentalists from all around the world.


 

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06/28/2021
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06/25/2021
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06/17/2021
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$10,000
Monetary Contribution

Just because I LOVE the OCEAN and YOUTH LEADERS!

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Any donor who gives $50 or more donation will have a choice of one (1) of the below gifts:

* Reusable utensils & Metal Straws

* 20 oz Insulated Bottles

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30.00 USD
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Any donor who gives a $30 donation will have a choice of one (1) of the below gifts:

* Organic Canvas Tote Bag

* Enamel mug

* Biodegradable phone case

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Monetary Contribution

Just because I LOVE the OCEAN and YOUTH LEADERS!

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50.00 USD
A Gift for your Donation

Any donor who gives $50 or more donation will have a choice of one (1) of the below gifts:

* Reusable utensils & Metal Straws

* 20 oz Insulated Bottles

1 Supporter
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Gift for your Donation

Any donor who gives a $30 donation will have a choice of one (1) of the below gifts:

* Organic Canvas Tote Bag

* Enamel mug

* Biodegradable phone case

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