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Organizers Recommendation Sheet

Please find below a recommended list of activities that your organization could host during the summer. This year's focus is primarily on highlighting the importance of the ocean to humanity economically, socially and culturally. YEE has become a member of the Ocean 2012 campaign and as part of its responsibility to this movement it has agreed to the promotion of its agenda which closely matches that of YEE. Ocean 2012 is primarily an advocacy group; YEE fits into this campaign by using its wide European network to:

- Raise public awareness about Ocean 2012
- Educating youth and their families to change their consumer habits to more sustainable methods
- Give the public an opportunity to voice their opinions on a wider European level

All events below have this as the main goal/objective in mind.



Suggested Events:

Short talk about the ocean covering the following points:

- Its relevance and importance to society socially, culturally and economically
- Some interesting facts about ocean diversity and life (Pictures of cute things etc.)
- Challenges facing this ecosystem, identifying the main problems and perpetrators
- Solutions to the above mentioned problems. This would be an excellant opportunity to mention Ocean 2012.

A film night with the Ocean as the main theme, suggested viewing could include the following movies:

- End of the Line
- The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
- BBC Blue Planet
- Oceans
- BBC Oceans
- Exploring the deep frontier
- Death of the oceans
- The little mermaid

Games with Children with the ocean as the topic:

- Themes could include children competing for limited resources
- Certain children are only allowed to catch certain types of fish and have to throw the rest away
- Children have to destroy more prizes in order to win smaller ones

These have the potential to be pretty grim (which honestly reflects the current situation), so it is important that some sort of happy ending is included.

A group visit to a local aquarium

A cooking class where sustainable fish recipes are handed out and prepared - for more information on recipes visit this excellent website

A picnic to the seaside with sustainable fish recipes as the central theme you could also invite along a knowledgeable local naturalist, contacting local fishing clubs for recommendations could also be beneficial in fostering good relations with the people on the frontline of this movement.