Stewardship Monday: Happy New Year!

2013 has been a spectacular year!

Marine mammals descended on the Monterey Bay to feast on an unusually high amount of anchovy.

Bizarre animals from the deep washed ashore, revealing some mysteries and reminding us of how much more there is to know about the ocean.

We celebrate one year of marine protected areas in California.

Here at the Marine Science Institute we have enjoyed some amazing experiences with our community. Public events such as Earth Day, WorldOcean’s Day, several Shark Day’s and trips to Ano Nuevo or whale watching (where our members saw white sharks breeching!) have brought us together in celebration of the ocean. We have also been able to reach many thousands of Bay Area students through our school programs and summer camps. 

We are happily looking forward to a new year full of more adventures. Upgrades to our site and new additions to our staff have us excited to reach more people in 2014.

This year, my stewardship resolution is to conserve water. Shorter showers, low-water gardens, fuller loads of laundry….. It may be another drought year and I want to make sure that I am doing my part to protect natural resources as well as conserve for our own health. What is your resolution? 

In January and February the Brownlee will be headed to the Delta where we will teach students about water issues. I can’t wait to discuss this with you on Stewardship Mondays—have a great green holiday, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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