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Photo of a masked woman sitting in front of an aquarium exhibit. A large fish stares out at the woman who is holding a photo of a kelp farm. In front of the woman is a table with colorful toys. A young masked child holds a carrot out to the woman.
Playing with and sorting objects related to farming is one key activity developed through the Ocean Farmers project. Educator Jeyleen is discussing these ideas with a guest. Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific
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In the latest eeBLUE Harvest Stories, Ocean Farmers, a new, cross-sector, regional partnership provides lessons in securing healthy and vital food access for generations. The key to this regional partnership is play.

Two people kneeling on a sandy dune, planting dune grass
RiSC Dune Grass Planting. Photo credit: Teri Brennan
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Youth-led action and nature-based solutions for climate mitigation are the focus of two programs at the National Wildlife Federation. Read how fieldwork and research are powering the students' next steps.

ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary middle school 21CCLC students pause at a sandbar on a kayak trip to test for pollutants at the Bogue Falaya. Photo credit: Matt May.
ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary middle school 21CCLC students pause at a sandbar on a kayak trip to test for pollutants at the Bogue Falaya. Photo credit: Matt May.
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In this eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post, Polly Burns, Program Director at ReNEW Schools, and Dinah Maygarden, Director of the Coastal Education Program at the University of New Orleans, bring wetland and watershed science investigative projects to middle school students.

Summer training for four Difference Maker Mentors smiling while they stand in a forest creek.
Difference Maker Mentors summer training. Photo credit: L. Cisneros
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The “Difference Makers Mentors” facilitates environmental education programming that is equitable, culturally sustaining, and welcoming to students. This pertains especially to those who have been historically marginalized within the science and environmental field, and serves as a supportive partnership for environmental action projects tailored to students’ interests, identities, and local community needs.

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Check out this great example of E-STEM in action and vote daily for your favorite student project to be crowned Community Choice Winner in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition! Now through April 23.

Puget Sound Estuarium visitors at low tide with trained naturalist.
Trained Beach Naturalists show up at local beaches during low tide to interpret tidal life and the intertidal ecosystem for the public. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Estuarium.
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This post is part of a series on EE practices for coastal resilience in the United States. In collaboration with NAAEE, Duke University is showcasing EE practices and advice from organizations on each coast while highlighting relevant research to help EE practitioners learn from academic literature.