Environmental and STEM education for 5-25 year olds
Oceans Project does not routinely accept donations from the public, but prefers to raise it's own funds through royalties and passive income from the materials it creates and shares on the internet for free. This includes YouTube and Amazon video views, educational worksheets for teachers, sales of photographs from expeditions on sites such as Shutterstock, sales of the founder's cozy mystery and middle-grade fiction books, and paid talks booked through School Speakers.
At the end of each month, royalties are paid into Oceans Project's account, with half of this money being saved for the generation of interest longer term, and the other half being transferred into an expedition account with Earthwatch.org. Funds transferred to Earthwatch are then used to fund places for young people aged 15 - 18 to participate in 'teen expeditions' around the world, sharing what they learn about citizen science and the planet with their peers when they return to school or college afterwards. Expeditions may involve shark tagging in Belize, coral reef conservation in Australia, data collection of Manta Rays, or studying the river inhabitants of the Amazon.
Earthwatch Teen Expeditions
Climate change at the Arctic's edge
Sea to trees at Acadia National Park
Conserving wild bees and other pollinators of Costa Rica
Helping endangered corals in the Cayman Islands
Marine mammals and predators in Costa Rica
Sea otters and seagrass in Alaska
Shark and ray conservation in Belize
Toucans, parrots, and other wildlife in Costa Rica's forests
Tracking sea turtles in the Bahamas
Uncovering the mysteries of Colorado's Pueblo communities
Unearthing ancient history in Tuscany
Wildlife in the changing Andorran Pyrenees
From time to time, Oceans Project's founder and other members of the team may undertake other expeditions, during which there will be opportunity to offer free Skype in the Classroom virtual field trips for schools.
Annual Birthday Fund
Oceans Project does not generally accept donations from the public as it was setup to generate and receive passive income from royalties of Sarah's books, Sarah's Shutterstock photos, YouTube and Amazon video views, affiliate commission from Amazon (raised through clicks to Amazon from this website), and from UK residents shopping on Amazon.UK via Amazon Smile. However, donations can be made annually on Facebook to celebrate the charity's founder Sarah's birthday on the 16th November.