Last chance to enter our student art contest, the Science Without Borders® Challenge!

There is still time to participate in our international student art competition, the Science Without Borders® Challenge! Submit your artwork by Monday, April 20 for your chance to win up to $500. 

This year the theme for the Science Without Borders® Challenge is “The Magic of Mangroves.” Mangroves are extremely important ecosystems that provide many benefits, such as coastal protection, nursery grounds, and habitat. For this year’s theme, we are asking students to create a piece of art that illustrates how mangroves are important. 

Difficult Times in Abaco

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Although it has been an amazing year implementing the J.A.M.I.N. program, a piece of my heart has been swept away with Hurricane Dorian. For the past four years, I’ve been working in partnership with Friends of the Environment in Abaco, The Bahamas to implement our B.A.M. program at Forest Heights Academy and Patrick J. Bethel High School. By August 2019, we were in full swing, planning the first phase of the new academic year and discussing how we were going to celebrate our five-year anniversary. These plans came to a sudden halt when, on September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the Abaco Islands.

Teachers Who Inspire

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Each year I look forward to our Science Without Borders® Challenge. In addition to receiving such incredible artwork, I thoroughly enjoy collaborating with so many amazing educators from around the world who encourage their students to participate. Often, I get …

Announcing the Science Without Borders Challenge Semi-Finalists!

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Thank you to all of the students who applied to the 2020 Science Without Borders® Challenge! Middle and high school students from around the world sent in nearly 700 pieces of art—more than we have ever received before. It was difficult to choose the semi-finalists, but here are some of the best pieces of artwork that illustrated this year’s theme “Take Action: Conserve Coral Reefs.”

What can be done to save coral reefs?

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This Earth Day, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is focusing on the coral reef crisis and what can be done to save coral reefs. The Foundation embarked on the Global Reef Expedition and nearly circumnavigated the globe studying coral reef health and resiliency. What we found gives us hope that despite finding evidence of human impacts everywhere we went, there are concrete actions people can take that can help reefs recover. 

Now accepting entries for the Science Without Borders® Challenge!

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2020 Science Without Borders® Challenge! This annual art contest inspires students from all over the world to be creative while learning about important ocean science and conservation issues. The theme for this year’s competition is “Take Action: Conserve Coral Reefs,” and scholarships of up to $500 will be awarded to the winning entries.

The Challenge is open to all students who are 11-19 years old and enrolled in primary or secondary school (or the home-school equivalent). Entries must be received by Monday, April 20, to be eligible to win.