Photo/NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

On February 12, 2013, Caitlin Fitzmaurice received the Girl Scout’s highest and most prestigious honor, the Gold Award, for her outreach work with Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Caitlin Fitzmaurice, Photo/NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Caitlin, who gave a presentation at the last SAC meeting, developed and produced 2 events: “A Child’s Sanctuary: Go Green for Marine Life,” for young children and their parents this past summer and fall (8/25 and 9/22). The programs celebrated the sanctuary’s marine mammals, and hosted 130 children and their parents who listened to ocean stories inside a life-size whale, tried on a blubber glove, ate like a whale and learned about entanglement risks to marine mammals and how the sanctuary and its partners work to protect them.

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