Waikiki Aquarium Launches Youth Video Program | Community Spirit
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WAIKIKI AQUARIUM INVITES STUDENTS TO SUBMIT MARINE-THEMED VIDEOS
*Youth on Board Partnership Will Highlight Marine Life in Various Parts of the World Through Youth-Produced Videos*
Honolulu, Hawai’i (April 17, 2012)– The Waikiki Aquarium has become a partner Aquarium with Youth on Board, a collaborative project with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in California and Nausicaa Aquarium in Boulogne, France. The program encourages young people to tell others about the ocean near where they live in a humorous video no longer than 60 seconds. Approved video submissions will be uploaded to the respective Aquarium’s You-Tube channel for the world to see. All videos will enter into a contest and one will be selected at each partner aquarium as the Youth on Board Video of the year. Applications are due on April 20, 2012, with videos being due on May 24, 2012.
“Our oceans are all interconnected and so it’s critical that we not only learn how to care for our own marine life but also learn about the marine life in other parts of the world,” said Aquarium Director Dr. Andrew Rossiter. “The Youth on Board program encourages youth to be inspired to take care of the ocean by learning about the diversity of marine species that call the ocean home. Our hope is that through the video-making process and viewing portion of this contest, the young people of our community will develop a deeply-rooted appreciation for our delicate ocean ecosystem.”
Interested participants can visit the Waikiki Aquarium website to download the application, entry form and read contest rules. Videos will receive worldwide views and will be promoted through marketing by each participating aquarium. The winning video from each partnering Aquarium will be announced on World Ocean Day, June 8, 2012, and will be shown at the International Aquarium Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, in September 2012.