The Waitt Institute has a new mission: empower communities to restore their oceans.
This film provides a sneak peak into what that work looks like as we endeavor to preserve livelihoods and cultures by sustainably managing ocean resources. It’s a vignette of one island’s commitment to finding solutions. This installment features the community-driven mapping work of SeaSketch, an ocean summer camp for local kids, policy work with the Barbuda Council, and local divers learning to do conch monitoring surveys. With a soundtrack by the Barbuda primary school’s steel drum band, this film by Daryn Deluco shows our collaboration with the community and government of Barbuda, a model we plan to adapt and replicate with other communities around the Caribbean.