Hi all. We apologize for not being able to respond personally to the thousands of messages we are receiving. We’re two scientists (with a kid stuck at home) and are struggling to keep up with this venture on top of our workloads doing science and running a nonprofit. Thanks for your patience. If you see someone asking a question you can answer, please do! We’re all trying to get through this mess together.
Here are the most frequently asked questions:
1. What time is it where you are? Here is a great tool to find out your local time at 11 am Pacific https://www.timeanddate.com Or google “Current time in Seattle” to see the time difference between your home and Seattle. (Yes, that is a typo in the graphic. It should say PDT, not PST, because we’re in Daylight Savings Time. But you can still type Seattle into Google or timeanddate.com to find out the corresponding time in your time zone.)
2. Where can I see the first two videos? They should be on a videos tab on our Facebook page. (Most people are seeing it on the left in their computers but we’re not sure about the app.) We’re trying to copy these videos to our website (or YouTube) for families and teachers who don’t use social media. Thanks for your patience.
3. Can we add subtitles or translations? We’d love to! We don’t know how. We’re trying to copy the videos to our webpage. When we do, we’ll make them downloadable in case anyone wants to translate or add captions. Please know we’re volunteering as much and as fast as we can.
4. How can I help? First, you already are helping by spreading the word about Oceans Initiative’s work. Many of the foundations and individual donors who support our conservation nonprofit measure impact by the size of our audience. It’s a measure (albeit an imperfect one) of our reach. Like, comment, share, and invite friends to join us.
For those asking, here is the best way to make a tax-deductible, charitable gift in Canada or USA. Those donations go directly to our nonprofit’s conservation mission. But please know that there is no charge to join these events, and there is no pressure to give. We understand first hand that families have been hit hard by this challenge. We’ll keep up these events as long as there is need, interest, and capacity.
Thank you for your support. We love seeing your kids’ photos and drawings. Thanks for joining us. Please stay safe and healthy.