Unesco Green Citizens

Tiny Desk Adventures

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Project begin: 06/04/2020

Marine biologist Dr Asha de Vos strives to provide role models and inspire young Sri Lankans to protect our marine ecosystems.

Leading organisation: Oceanswell
The country where the team is based: Sri Lanka
Theme: Biodiversity, Ocean
Sub-themes: Ocean education, Protecting marine ecosystems
Tag: #Women #Youth
Selection: 2021
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Asha de Vos is one of Sri Lanka’s leading marine biologists. To encourage young people to get involved and help preserve the ocean’s precious resources, she decided to share her knowledge and enthusiasm. The result? Oceanswell, a marine conservation research and education organisation that plunges people in the magic of the oceans, giving future generations the tools to fight for and protect the oceans.

Inspirational role models

She realised that the lack of involvement and enthusiasm in marine sciences wasn’t helped by the absence of role models to inspire the island’s young people. So, during lockdown, she worked with marine specialists from across the world to create a series of videos, entitled Tiny Desk Adventures. The experts shared their passion and areas of expertise – from whales to coral and shipwrecks – and answered questions from participants during live digital events.

Although the videos primarily targeted young people in Sri Lanka, they are available online on the Oceanswell website for everyone – marine enthusiasts young and old.

Inspired by Dr Asha de Vos? Keen to support this marine conservation project?

oceanswell.org/tiny-desk-adventures/

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