America’s Ocean Challenge (AOC) — A Planning Grant Proposal for a Large-format Film

August 10th, 2005 - July 31st, 2006 | PROJECT

Summerhays Film is requesting a planning grant to support the development of a large-format film and related educational materials to educate Americans about issues related to U.S. territorial waters. The critical strategic impact of the full project, entitled America's Ocean Challenge (AOC), is to measurably increase the American public's understanding and appreciation of our marine heritage, leading to public awareness of personal responsibilities for maintaining ocean health. The goal of the proposed planning phase is to complete planning for a comprehensive ISE program to be delivered in three phases over ten years. The work is being carried out in collaboration with The Ocean Project and supported by an advisory committee of scientists and informal science education specialists. Knight-Williams Research Communication will conduct front-end evaluation.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Soames Summerhays, Principal Investigator, Summerhays Film
April Bucksbaum, Co-Principal Investigator, The Baum Foundation


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0517892
Funding Amount: 75000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Films and IMAX | Media and Technology