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#398275 - 01/24/11 12:38 AM Ocean Academy
Dane Offline
Caye Caulker Ocean Academy is a finalist in a prestigious international competition called Geotourism 2010: Places on the Edge: Saving Coastal and Freshwater Destinations. The theme is innovative tourism solutions that protect the environment and strengthen the heritage and livlihoods of local residents.

There were 250 entries from 54 countries and Ocean Academy was selected as one of the 12 finalists.
The three projects who get the most online votes before February 2nd win $5000 each.
Your vote will make a difference!


2) Click entry “Caye Caulker Ocean Academy”. Read about the school's environmental and tourism programs for island youth.

3) Click "vote" in the upper right “Take Action” box. Follow instructions, and be sure to click the confirmation email.

4) Spread the word. Every vote counts and the prize money will be put to really good use. The deadline is Februrary 2nd.

#398276 - 01/24/11 12:50 AM Re: Ocean Academy [Re: Dane]
ron Offline
I already voted.

#398280 - 01/24/11 01:41 AM Re: Ocean Academy [Re: Dane]
MikeD Offline
OK I voted too....I tried to win 10K for Ocean Academy from FORD, but we didn't make the last cut....Best of luck!

#398325 - 01/24/11 04:12 PM Re: Ocean Academy [Re: Dane]
Caye Maker Offline
Have voted. If you want to put one of your posters in the notice board outside Seaside Cabanas just drop one off to the office and I will have them display it for you.

#398394 - 01/25/11 01:20 AM Re: Ocean Academy [Re: Dane]
Tangles Offline
I voted. I'm very impressed with the submission by Ocean Academy. Well done everyone.

#398486 - 01/25/11 09:40 PM Re: Ocean Academy [Re: Dane]
Otteralum Offline
voted. nice!
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

#398488 - 01/25/11 09:50 PM Re: Ocean Academy [Re: Dane]
champion Offline
Me too
Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol

#398557 - 01/26/11 04:25 PM Re: Ocean Academy [Re: Dane]
Marty Offline

#398663 - 01/27/11 03:00 PM Re: Ocean Academy [Re: Dane]
Marty Offline

Caye Caulker Ocean Academy Named A Finalist in Ashoka Geotourism Challenge 2010

Press Release – Caye Caulker Ocean Academy – January 24th – 2011 – The prestigious Ashoka Changemakers Geotourism Challenge 2010 is themed “Places on the Edge: Saving Coastal and Freshwater Destinations”. There were 250 entries from 54 countries; Caye Caulker Ocean Academy’s project was chosen as one of the twelve finalists. Expert judges selected the most innovative solutions for coastal, waterway and island destinations that protect the environment and strengthen the heritage and livelihoods of local residents.

The three finalists who get the most online votes by February 2nd will each earn USD $5000 for their project. Log on with your vote today at

Ocean Academy was founded in 2008 as the first non-profit community high school on Caye Caulker ( In addition to the Form I-IV standard curriculum, Ocean Academy offers many specialized and site-based programs. Aquatic Careers in Tourism (ACT P.E.) classes include scuba certification, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and swimming. In the World of Work (WOW) Apprenticeship Program students can shadow a variety of career options, such as assisting marine biologists with a mangrove restoration project, coral reef surveys and beach cleanups. Other popular elective choices include Tour Guide Training, and Graphic Design. Science students research practical solutions to waste management on a small island. Instruction is hands-on, interactive, and relevant to real-life issues.

Ocean Academy’s school motto is “Protecting our Heritage, Creating our Future”. Environmental education and sustainable tourism are important studies to fulfilling that vision. Nationally, a Caye Caulker Ocean Academy student was honoured in 2009 with Youth for the Future’s Environmental Award. Locally, the Caye Caulker Village Council granted funds in 2010 for the school’s composting project and small business venture of culinary herb sales. The international panel of judges for Geotourism 2010 is very impressed with Ocean Academy’s innovative approach to education and commitment to youth engagement in Belize. They also like the school’s inclusion of the skill sets offered by voluntourists (tourists who travel to a destination specifically to volunteer).

Vote for Caye Caulker Ocean Academy at and show your support for innovative education projects in Belize. Be a Changemaker!
#398669 - 01/27/11 04:06 PM Re: Ocean Academy [Re: Dane]
ScubaLdy Offline
WAY TO GO! Who said an ant can't move a rubber tree plant?
Take only pictures leave only bubbles


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