Educational Expedition to Save Ocean Wildlife

I am raising funds for me and some friends to do an educational expedition to Hawaii to learn about how all our trash and climate change is affecting sea life and how we can help. My friends and I would go with National Geographic, so all the money would go towards their program. They can use the money to save the wildlife in other bigger ways, and not polluting and saving water helps a lot, too!  Because of our mistakes, over 50 percent of the world's coral reefs have died in the last 30 years, and up to 90 percent may die within the next century. Very few coral reefs are still alive and we need to save the ones that are left. Over 1,000 sea turtles are killed every year from plastic waste in the oceans and on beaches alone. Almost all turtles are endangered because we created an unsafe world for them. Fewer than .1% of sea turtles survive until adulthood because of predators, fishing, poaching, habitat destruction, climate change, and water pollution. Any extra money raised will go to organizations that save beautiful animals like sea turtles. You can go watch a video about sea turtles here: Sea Turtles 101.  All the expenses go to national geographic exept flights. Tuition is $6,190 and the National Geographic fee is 700.

I have always had a love of biology and nature. I hope to some day study biology in college, so I can work with organizations all over the world to save wildlife. Participating in this program with National Geographic would be a great first step in realizing my dream to help save our earth's animals and sealife. Thank you for your generosity!


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Megan Bergstrom Shanahan 
Minneapolis, MN
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