Schools Saving Schools!

Hi Fellow Crew Member!

It's Addie and Tiffer and our last message in this series is SO important:

We need your school
to save our schools!

That's right, we call it "Schools Saving Schools!" and here's how it works:

1) LEARN as much as you can about Saving the Sea of Cortez.
2) SHARE what you've learned with your friends and classmates.
3) GET YOUR WHOLE SCHOOL INVOLVED in helping our friends in the seas.

Frankly, we just can't do it without your help.

Just follow along with the script from Episode Five ("Schools Saving Schools!") and click the links you see. Each will give you more information and show you exactly what we learned as we put together this series for you. Share this information with your teacher and ask your teacher to get your WHOLE school involved in saving the seas.

If you have any more questions, please, please, please email us (addie@kissea.com or tiffer@kissea.com) and we will personally zap you an answer. If possible, we will even personally come to your school to help. We've got lots of cool posters and handouts and many, many ideas on exactly what you can do! Just email us and let us know when and where you'd like us to come. We'll run it by our parents and -- if they give us permission -- we'll all head out to see you!

Thanks for watching -- and for reading -- and welcome aboard the voyages of the KiSSEA Crew!

Click on "Schools Saving Schools"
to view Episode Five!

Episode Five Script

Save the Shrimp!
Don't eat Mexican shrimp and you'll save dolphins, sea lions, fish, coral and more.
Save the Sharks!
Email hotel company bigwigs and tell them not to serve shark fin soup at their restaurants.

It’s your last trip back to the Sea of Cortez and today we need you and your whole school to get involved.

We call it Schools Saving Schools.

This week we’ve learned a lot and we’ve especially learned that saving the Sea of Cortez will take all of us working together.

That’s right. Now here’s what we need to do.

Tell everyone not to eat Mexican shrimp. The shrimp industry is killing dolphins, destroying coral and wiping out thousands of fish. Make anti-shrimp posters and put them up in your school. (Click here to view a cool poster made by Bren!)

Shop Along the Sea of Cortez!
Tourist dollars give can help stop the killing!
Learn to Scuba Dive!
Then protect what you love -- the seas!

Get your whole class to email the CEO’s of Marriott, Sheraton, Westin and Hyatt and tell them to stop serving shark fin soup in their restaurants. Sharks are disappearing from the Sea of Cortez just so these companies can make more money.

Get to San Carlos and go shopping. Or better yet, take a school or family trip to learn about the Sea of Cortez firsthand.

And -- if you really want to love the sea -- become a certified scuba diver. It’s fun, it’s safe and it’s simply the best way to learn just how beautiful the ocean world really is.

And last, but not least, get everyone you know out into the sea.

OK, you heard what she said ...

Don't you dare ...
(Tiffer pushes Addie in!)

Yes ...
(Patented Evil Genius laugh.)

Thank you so much for watching our series. We’ve had so much fun putting it together. We hope you had fun watching it, too.

Now our job really begins. Email us and we’ll come out to your school.

We’ll tell you all about the oceans, show you awesome stuff, and then -- together -- we’ll work to save the seas.

It’s our schools saving the ocean’s schools!

Sea you soon!

KiSSEA Crew Links!
YOU are the key to Saving the Sea of Cortez! Imagine the power of thousands of students working together to stop this environmental tragedy. Get your class involved! Working in conjunction with marine experts, the Hilldren have created follow-along student workbooks for each episode in six age categories: Pre-school/Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade, and High School. Click here to link to these free, downloadable guides!
Did you know that Addie is a third-degree black belt and former national karate champion? That Tiffer recently saved the life of a woman by reaching into a burning car to help cut her out of the wreckage? That Alden at age 10 just received her Open Water scuba certification? And that Bren at age 8 (along with all of his siblings) has done at least one work project to help the needy every week for the past FIVE years? Click here to read more about the real-life adventures of the KiSSEA crew.
Official KiSSEA Crew shirts, hats, pins, stickers and more are available right now at the KiSSEA Crew Store. Show everyone that you are helping to Save the Seas by grabbing your KiSSEA Crew gear today! A portion of the proceeds goes to the amazing Sonoran Sea Aquarium to help them fund their truly exciting educational efforts. Click here to start shopping!
Rule #1 in Scuba is "Never hold your breath." Rule #2 in Scuba is "Always look good." That's why scuba divers love to share information on the gear they use. If you're a diver -- or would like to be or just look like one -- click here to learn more about the gear (and cool Akona adventure apparel) used by the KiSSEA Crew!
The Hilldren got a chance recently to spend a week on Catalina Island snorkeling and studying the ocean with Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau. Jean-Michel told the Hilldren "Kids can change things, too!" so they got into gear and the KiSSEA Crew was born. Click here to learn more about the amazing Jean-Michel Cousteau!
How do you get out to San Pedro Island in the Sea of Cortez? Where are the best diving spots? Where is the best fishing? Where can you enjoy a moonlight cruise of San Carlos Bay? You'll find all the answers -- plus great tips on where to stay in San Carlos -- by clicking here. Say hi to Gary for us!


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