Ocean for Life: One World, One Ocean increases cultural understanding through ocean science by providing high quality, immersive ocean field studies and follow-on education programs to encourage students to discover common ground in marine science, conservation and how the ocean connects us all. The Ocean for Life program is designed around three main themes: a sense of place, interconnectedness, and ocean conservation and stewardship. These themes are highlighted thought activities focusing on ocean science exploration, cultural exchanges, and youth media projects. Learn more about this innovative program and get a sneak peek at the pre-application guidance <http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/ofl/app.html>. If adequate funds are secured, the official application will be posted in mid-January 2011.