Hey Neergs--

Green Kids Rock is back and ready to take on 2011 with exciting new partnerships, stories and a fun, fresh look ( to be revealed over the next few months). So stay tuned and check back often. We'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas on our GKR Forum.   

In the meantime, we would like to introduce you to Andrea, Neal, the founder of Blue Ocean Sciences.  Andrea is crossing the Atlantic Ocean as we speak! She and her Blue Ocean Sciences team "BOS" are collaborating with the Schmidt Ocean Institute. They are providing a very cool 255 ft. scientific sailing vessel called the Lone Ranger. Andrea's group will sail 3,000 miles through the North Atlantic Gyre, ending up in Bermuda on January 29.

The Marine Debris elite Team, a bunch of really smart scientists from around the world, will be on board to analyze how plastic debris is impacting marine and human life.
 Specialists will study how microbes eat plastics in the ocean so that they can better monitor and develop technologies to protect our oceans. The Team's microbe experts will also be on the hunt for "biofuel candidates" that may provide innovative solutions for ocean trash. 

Learn more about Andrea by watching our home page video or check Blue Ocean Sciences out at www.blueoceansciences.org. 

Peace Out--Ethan