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Female to join our Pacific Ocean Row in 2014

Join a TeamJames Hipkiss

Oceans Project Georgia (OPG) is an environmental education NGO based on the BBC Oceans television series, for young people aged 8-25. It was started by a small group of 12 year olds in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, and brings together young people from a wide range of backgrounds, including affluent children, orphans, street children, refugees, and IDPS, with around 8 different first languages, the only common language being English. Our aim is to be the eyes and ears of the young people we work with, and to reduce plastic pollution in the country, and to promote conservation of the Black Sea. Many of our young people had no access to the outside world until recently, and many have never seen the ocean.As part of our work we have created an online classroom, open to anyone anywhere in the world, a free ebook to accompany the BBC Oceans series, and have introduced the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for Young People. Our next challenge is to raise money and to promote our campaign, whilst connecting our young people with their peers around the world. In 2014, we will participate in the New Ocean Wave Pacific ocean race from Monteray Bay to Honolulu, Hawaii. and from there, continue unsupported to Cairns, Australia, visiting International Award participants and young people on our journey, and teaching through our online class.In 2015, we will be on expedition in the Arctic, and we are in the process of building 'Oceans Lodge' our environmental education centre on the Baltic Coast of Latvia. There will be opportunity to be involved in all of these if you wish.