OUR MEMBERS

Organizations

Individuals

Amy Stein-Hansen
Ashlee Cowles
Carol Murray Jewelry
Cindy McSurely
Deborah Crandell
Diane Frederick
Elizabeth Calcutt
Greta Bolger
Heather Harris-Brady
Helen Grove
Holly Polich
Ian Jones
Ingrid Andrews
Jim Young
Joe Thatcher Thatcher
Judy Zorn
Julie Avery
Kate Korroch
Kristi Wodek
Laura Quackenbush
Laurie Sears
Leslie Donaldson
Linda Gits
Lora Frankel
Lisa Ventimiglio
Marcia Conlon
Mark Bowyer
Mary Dye
Megan Holtrey
Melanie Olsen
Melissa Johnson
Mercedes Michalowski
Molly Thompson
NickWalsh
Helen Raica-Klotz
Raizel Coiman
Renee Hintz
Sharon Hubbard
Sharon Mick McAuley
Tamara Hoffbauer
Tami Maisel
Terry Beamsley
Tim Sparling Sparling
Ginny Hawkins
Walter J. Lee
William Lindemann
Yvonne Sage

Mission Blues

Our Mission is to bridge underwater art with education to increase visibility and exploration, building powerful connections to our region’s waters.

We have already made a big impact by being in classrooms reading stories or our fresh lakes and creating wearable art. Participating in Maker’s Fests and teaching at our local library.

We are fundraising for our program called, AquaYouth where groups of 6 kids between the ages of 12 – 16 will learn all the tools to pass their Open Water Dive Certification course and go on as a Youth Advisory Counsel mentoring others with interest in the field. Reaching out to our underserved communities and trying to make this type of education more accessible.

We just launched our Life Jacket Library program that is going gang busters in our local community. We are placing stands that will hold life jackets in three different sizes for public use.

We also are hosting our first annual Snorkel Camp this year! This camp is for youth ranging in age from 6 – 8. They will learn how to clear a snorkel mask which is the same mask worn for SCUBA diving. They will learn new fin techniques, how to properly care for their equipment along with water safety. Our teaching approach is through hands on experiences, building art and placing a snorkel trail, building a small fish crib to see if anything moves in during our week, and many other water related activities!

Our big dream is to foster our youth to safely explore our waters, get curious, engaged, and grow up to be advocates for the protection of all marine life. We sometimes dream that we will have a center of our own on the water where families can gather, utilizing life jackets, learning water safety, snorkeling and SCUBA diving all while enjoying beautiful art with regional meaning and purpose year round.

722 E STATE ST
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
49686-2625
US