Requirements

  • Explore the underwater world
    • Participate in a Discover SCUBA or similar program
  • Marine Ecology
    • Discuss the ecology of a coral reef
  • Role of Citizen Scientist
    • Discuss the characteristics of fish that are the keys to Fish Identification such as body shapes, markings, colorization, fin shapes, etc.
  • Underwater Careers
    • Identify three careers that involve the Marine environment. Discuss the educational requirements for the identified careers and the typical work performed by the Marine professional.
    • Choose one of the identified careers and interview a professional within that field. Discuss projects that the professional participated in that benefited the marine environment.
  • Take action
    • Participate in Marine conservation. Document 6 hours of service on one or more marine conservation projects.
    • Project ideas may include such things as:
      • Conduct a REEF Fish Survey,
      • Conduct a PADI Project AWARE Coral Survey,
      • Participate in an International Ocean Clean-up Day activity,
      • Intern at a Marine Sanctuary where you participate in field projects,
      • Intern at a Marine Conservation organization where you participate in field projects,
      • Organize a fund raising event for a Marine Conservation organization,
      • Develop a presentation on some aspect of the marine environment and deliver your presentation to your Class, Club, Troop, Crew, or other youth organization,
      • Help with an event to introduce people to diving.
      • There are many other activities that would qualify as helping the cause of Marine Conservation. Discuss them with your Mentor. Project shall be documented on The Triton Society web page.

Triton Award Application