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An Ocean Friend Is...

  • Interested in the ocean.
  • Eager to learn about its importance.
  • Aware of threats to its health.
  • Willing to make lifestyle changes to protect it.


Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step to becoming an Ocean Friend!

Are you ready to become an Ocean Friend? You can get started by taking these steps and then printing an official certificate from the Smithsonian when you’re done!

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1. Continue learning about the ocean by exploring the Sant Ocean Hall Website.


2. Look for connections between your life and the ocean. You don't need to live near the ocean to do this!

3. Find out how your actions are affecting the ocean’s health.


4. Share what you learned at the Sant Ocean Hall or at this website with others. Encourage them to visit the National Museum of Natural History or to experience it for themselves.


5. Register and print your Ocean Friend certificate here!




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