Making Sea Creatures

You can help turn the tide.

First, learn about the threats facing our ocean. Second, create a sea creature from paper and consider one thing you can do personally to help protect the ocean. Then send your art to us. For every piece of art we receive, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate funding to educate and train a new generation of citizen-conservationists who can help bring our oceans back to health.

Youth supporting youth.

The donations your art generates will fund youth-focused, science-based programs in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Ocean Collectiv. Young people will gain valuable education and practical job skills as they monitor and evaluate local waters and help restore endangered coral reefs. We expect the programs to engage more than 3,500 coastal youth. 

All registered? Download your Making Sea Creatures Guide here, and watch the video below!


Showcasing the problem--and your art.

To highlight the urgency of the threats facing our ocean, we'll work with an artist to create an exhibit featuring student-centered art. That means your work could appear in a major public venue and help teach others about the need for ocean conservation. Check back for more information on how this year's art will be exhibited once the challenge ends.

Submitting your art.

Submissions for the Ocean Challenge will open in November. In the meantime, you can share photos of your sea creature artwork and Challenge teams on social media! Tag @StudentsRebuild on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.