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Review for The Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education, Inc., Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first encounter with COARE was the enthusiastic description detailed to me by the executive directer, Christopher Chin at the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society NYC weekend. Christopher lit up with joy when discussing COARE's Shark Safe initiatives in local restaurants, the importance of spreading ocean love to optimistic kids, and describing the potential COARE has for making change in marine conservation. It did not take him long to recruit me onto the COARE team so that I too could dedicate countless glorious hours spreading enthusiasm for marine conservation research and education across the country! I would love to see COARE's initiatives spread to cities spanning across the entire US. Its location in San Fransisco, while perfect for conducting local projects, provides a limited demographic that, in turn, limits the organization's potential for growth and ultimate success. That is why I hope to tell others along the East Coast as well as the Midwest Region about COARE. With enough determination, one can easily find all of the hidden marine enthusiasts and conservation activists that would drop everything to support an organization like COARE. That is what I intend to do! I will look in every nook and cranny of every un-obvious location to find people as passionate as Christopher to spread COARE's love for our oceans on to the next generation!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic! He drew me in instantly and within minutes I was ready to join the cause!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its demographic! I would love to see COARE in every major American city as well as developing countries that greatly impact their coastal reservoirs. Social change comes through the spread of knowledge across borders and socioeconomic divides.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I promote COARE's programs and initiatives from remote locations.