Blue Ocean Institute



Next Wave Youth Education

Learning about the Ocean

Blue Ocean is devoted to educating young people about the wonders of the ocean and the need to protect it. We call our educational efforts “Next Wave.”

The Next Wave Youth Education Program is based at Stony Brook University (SBU). Dr. Safina lectures at SBU’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and  mentors graduate students. Safina is the inaugural holder of the Carl Safina Endowed Research Professorship for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University.

Safina also teaches young scientists to distill their message into words non-scientists can understand at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Safina is a visiting professor in SBU’s Journalism School.



SBU School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences

At Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. Safina mentors graduate students and lectures on today’s most pressing ocean issues.

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The Kalpana Chawla “Spirit of Columbia” Scholarship

Blue Ocean Institute offers the Kalpana Chawla “Spirit of Columbia” Scholarship annually to a deserving graduate student whose area of research broadens our understanding of on an important ocean issue.
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SBU’s Center for Communicating Science

At Stony Brook University’s Center for Communicating Science (CCS) graduate students in a wide range of sciences learn how to communicate about their research with the general public. Carl Safina is a visiting professor with CCS and is teaching Master’s and PhD students how to distill and deliver their message in plain and compelling language.
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