As you know, we are now accepting nominations for our third annual Ocean Heroes Contest. Throughout the nomination period, which ends April 27th, I’ll be featuring a few of the past winners and finalists to get you inspired. First up, the 2010 Junior Ocean Heroes: the Shark Finatics.
To jog your memory, the Shark Finatics are a group of students at Green Chimneys School in Brewster, New York who have raised more than $2,000 for shark research and conservation organizations around the world – and an immeasurable amount of awareness about shark finning.
The Finatics’ teacher Robin Culler recently wrote to us with an enthusiastic update about her students. They were recently featured in the Southeast Brewster Patch, and Culler says the “the kids were awesome and you couldn’t get a word in edgewise! They were so thrilled to teach yet one more person about sharks.”
The Finatics also have some exciting things on the horizon. In April Green Chimneys will host a Humane Education Conference with people from around the world. Culler says the Finatics were a huge hit a few years ago when the conference was at the school.
“We continue to make more students Finatics who are extremely proud to be part of this group,” Culler wrote.
We’re so glad to hear the Finatics are going strong. Know someone who could be this year’s Junior Ocean Hero? Nominate them now!