Week of the Ocean

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Week of the Ocean

Broward County schools participate in the “Week of the Ocean” School Marine Fair yearly. Students K-12 may submit entries inWeek of the Ocean posters the following categories: ocean-themed posters, ocean-related science projects, marine crafts, ocean art, poetry, satire, underwater habitats, photography, sand sculpture, and cds or DVDs on a marine topic. Entries are judged by professionals, and displayed in a public place. Ribbons and trophies are awarded.

We encourage all of our ocean-minded students and teachers to be involved in the Week of the Ocean Fair. If you are a Broward County private or charter school and wish to participate in this event, please click “private schools” or “charter schools” from the links menu below.

**** Download – 2013-14 Week of the Ocean Results ****

**** Download – 2014-15 CHANGES to Week of the Ocean Rules – Change _Categories_to_WOTO_Rules_2014-15 **** 

For 2014-15 our theme is Ocean Conservation. Most categories will be judged using the theme of Ocean Conservation. Judging is by age group: Elementary K-2, 3-5, Middle 6-8 and High 9-12. A total of 5 projects per category may be entered. Students may only submit one entry. Place a tag on the front of each project. All projects get dropped off on the same day. Be sure you or your designee picks up the projects. Projects left behind after pick-up time will be disposed of, so please have a plan B.  We cannot be responsible for projects as they are on public display.  See changes to categories for 2014-15


2014 Broward County Public Schools “Week of the Ocean” Marine Science Fair:

Location:  Westfield Broward Mall, 8000 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33388

Dates:   May 7-11, 2014

  • April 1-May 1 – Online registration
  • May 7 – Project drop off 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Make sure all projects have a completed WOTO tag ON THE FRONT.
    • Project drop off is located on the east side of the mall at the entrance next to Sears. This is where the mall offices are located. We have a room there.
  • May 810:00 AM- 9:00 PM – Public viewing
  • May 910:00AM-9:00 PM – Judging and public viewing
  • May 1010:00 AM- 9:00 PM – Public viewing
  • May 11 – 11:00 AM-4:00 PM – Public viewing
    May 11 – 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM – Project pick up

Projects will be on display in the mall during mall hours. A storefront will house all Crafts, Underwater Habitats and Techy Ocean Teaching projects. Store hours are Friday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM and Sunday 2:00-4:00 PM.

What is the Week of the Ocean? Week of the Ocean offers four ocean awareness concepts: the Campus Event, the School Marine Fair, the Community Festival and the Local Chapter. Outreach programs include National Week of the Ocean and the sharing of such marine education programs as Mr. and Mrs. Fish and seachanteyman Tom Callinan with South Florida.

Each of the Week of the Ocean programs can operate independently but are most effective linked together to produce a unique learning experience which unites all citizens, ages and endeavors in the common goal of appreciation and protection of the ocean. As Week of the Ocean expands, it uses its own experiences as pilot programs providing ideas and guidance for other organizations and communities.

We encourage all of our ocean-minded students and teachers to be involved in the Week of the Ocean Fair. Please contact Susan McKinney at susan.mckinney@browardschools.com or Dr. Merilyn Johnson at merilyn.johnson@browardschools.com.  We are always happy to help.

If you would like to know more about the National Week of the Ocean Event, visit their website: http://www.national-week-of-the-ocean.org/


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