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Jan 13 2013

Bringing Marine Debris into the Light

A strong Education and Outreach Program (E&O) is essential to the Ocean Defenders Alliance (ODA) mission, and we take it very seriously. ODA believes that for change to occur, people must be made aware of the issues, problems, and challenges that currently threaten the oceans’ health and survival.

The main ways we educate the public is through the media and via presentations to schools and groups/clubs.

Check out the recent happenings in both areas:

MEDIA and OUTREACH

Coverage by the Press Corps

Although this method of communication is challenging to garner and is certainly not guaranteed, ODA is pleased to report that we have received coverage recently in some very wide-reaching media outlets including:

Orange County Register  (January 9, 2013)
   Divers Go After a 'Killing Machine' (print)

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Ocean Defenders is prominently featured on the front page of the Orange County Register
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Orange County Register  (January 4, 2013)
   Local Divers go after 'killing machine' nets

Orange County Register Online article about Ocean Defenders Alliance ODA
Read the article pictured above: OC Register online feature

 
Orange County Register
(January 4, 2013)

   Five Questions with….ODA Captain Kurt Lieber

Orange County Register Online article about Ocean Defenders Alliance ODA 5 Questions
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Orange County Register
(January 3, 2013)
   Full-page spread in the OC Register's weekly supplement HB Wave (print)

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 Los Angeles Times (December 22, 2012)
   Scube divers to remove fishing net entangled on shipwrecked barge

Los Angeles Times - article about Ocean Defenders Alliance - Shipwreck Net
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Educational Presentations at Schools & Dive Clubs

ODA Founder and President Kurt Lieber attended the following events and presented video and information about the work of Ocean Defenders Alliance:

Northwood High School
January 08, 2013 Northwood High School


 OCUPS presentation by Kurt Lieber
January 08, 2013 OCUPS presentation
 

Lakeland College presentation by Kurt Lieber
December 13, 2012 – Lakeland College, Mentor, OH
 

Deep Blue Scuba Club presentation by Kurt Lieber and Steve Millington
December 6, 2012 - Deep Blue Dive Club - presentation by (from the right to middle)
ODA Founder and President Kurt Lieber and ODA Dive Coordinator Steve Millington

 
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