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Ocean Awareness Challenge Event

September 9, 2016

The Ocean Awareness Challenge (OAC) weekend will bring together a community of like-minded people who care about the health of our oceans. The OAC event is a three day weekend specifically designed to draw attention to the condition of our ocean, to build awareness of this problem, and to challenge participants to think about how they can collectively make a difference.

Over the 3-day weekend in September, adult attendees will hear from expert speakers in the field of marine science and ecology. Participants will also have a first-hand look at our local protected marine areas through a variety of hands-on activities in a fun, summer camp environment at the Mountain & Sea Adventure Camp at Emerald Bay, Catalina Island. Saturday night will feature a special showing of the MacGillivray Freeman film “Humpback Whales”. Proceeds raised through the weekend will be used to fund scholarships to send under-served youth to the Mountain & Sea Adventure Camp where they will learn how they can be world changers in the effort to help Save The Blue Heart Of The Ocean.

The OAC originated in early 2015 by a group of passionate women sailors who are part of the Women’s Sailing Association – Orange County (WSA-OC). As concerned members of the ocean-loving community, the members of WSA-OC were distressed about the fragile state of our ocean’s health. Trash, acidification, plastics and over-fishing are only a few of the huge problems that are affecting our oceans and our planet. They were inspired to help improve the situation and launched the OAC to 
Help Save The Blue Heart Of The Ocean.

Check back here as for more information as programs and events are planned!

Help Save the Blue Heart of the Earth! To be added to our email list, to volunteer for this exciting and worthwhile event, and to find out more information please use our OAC Contact Us Form

“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, 
and we will understand only what we are taught.” Baba Dioum

For more information, visit our OAC section.


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