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Life Below Water Call to Action!

Inspiring student involvement in Life Below Water (U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 14). 

Watch the Global Innovation Field Trip live on Youtube on January 15 at 6:00AM New York time (enter your country to check the time in your zone) to see the top Climate Change Calls to Action and to learn about the new Life Below Water Call to Action Challenge!

Earth is at a critical point. Today’s young people will become tomorrow’s leaders and influencers and we are calling on them to step up now!

Encouraging students to learn everything they can about how humans impact our shared Earth and find ways to minimize our impact, this challenge asks students grades K-12 (or equivalent) to create a 1 minute (or less) video identifying a life below water issue and announcing a call to action (something others can do to help).

Students representing the top three submissions will be invited to present their Life Below Water Call to Action at the April 15-16 GIFT to be celebrated on a global stage. $100 (USD) will be awarded to the top three submissions selected.

Details / Requirements

  • Challenge Opens: January 15, 2022      
  • Submission Deadline: March 18, 2023
  • Who can participate: Any K-12 (or equivalent) student living on Earth. Individuals and teams of up to 3 students may register. Larger teams (like a whole classroom) are able to participate together, but they must select 1-3 persons to register as their representatives. Note: All members on a team must be K-12 (or equivalent).
  • How many times can a person participate: Each person can only participate once. Additionally, a student can register as an individual or as a member of a team, but not both.
  • How to sign up: Participants must register using the form below (parent/guardian or teacher must register for students under 18 years old).
  • What must be included to be eligible to participate: 
    • A complete registration form must be received by the challenge deadline.
    • A video link (video must not be longer than 60 second) from YouTube or Vimeo.
    • The video must clearly identify the problem and end with a “call to action.” We define a “call to action” as “a piece of content intended to induce a viewer, reader, or listener to perform a specific act, typically taking the form of an instruction or directive.” So, for example if the topic is life below water, the video would point out an issue or topic related to life below water and would end with a “call to action” instructing the viewer to do something specific to help mitigate or lessen the issue or problem.



What is a Call to Action? Learn from the Climate Change Call to Action Video below.

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GIFT Call to Action Registration Form