The National Aquarium Seeks Nominations for the Promise for the Planet Award

ThinkstockPhotos 612398934The National Aquarium in Baltimore is seeking Maryland or Washington D.C. students who lead by example, demonstrate determination and fearlessness in meeting an environmental challenge and inspire change within their communities, making our world a better place.

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” Dr. Seuss

If you know of a student in 6th through 12th grade who cares an awful lot about ocean conservation, consider nominating him or her for the National Aquarium’s Promise for the Planet Award, which recognizes an individual student or group of students who are leading ocean conservation initiatives that significantly impact or affect change within their community, state or district.

promise sidebar 264Eligible students who are residents of Maryland or the District of Columbia and in sixth through twelfth grades may be nominated by peers, themselves or other individuals, in recognition of their conservation efforts, particularly work that aligns with the National Aquarium’s three conservation priorities: ocean and human health, urban conservation and diversity, and climate change and resiliency. Students must be able to attend the Aquarium’s Youth Ocean Conservation Summit in Baltimore in spring 2018 (date TBA).

Nominees must have been active in ocean conservation projects completed or ongoing between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. Qualifying projects must be youth-led initiatives under the guidance of an adult mentor (over age 18) which demonstrate a read understanding of conservation with tangible results. 

Winning students or student groups will receive:

     Free admission to and recognition at the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit in Baltimore at the National Aquarium (Spring 2018)
     Framed certificate and plaque/trophy
     National Aquarium membership
     National Aquarium-branded prizes
     Recognition in National Aquarium communications

The application deadline is February 1, 2018. The winner will be notified the week of March 5, 2018. Complete information on how to submit and nomination and further details on requirements can be found on the National Aquarium website.