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Laura Busch, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) natural resources program manager, and Dr. Ann Money, director of Education Programs and Research at the Oklahoma Aquarium, participated in a “Ship2Shore” live interview as part of the first Tulsa Virtual Navy Week, Oct. 9.
The Navy is committed to protecting and being a responsible steward of the marine and coastal environments. The Navy invests in scientific research and implements successful programs established to care for and protect threatened and endangered plants and wildlife, and cultural and historic buildings and sites on Navy ranges.
The Navy also promotes its environmental stewardship efforts through the USFFC-sponsored ‘Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment’ outreach program. USFFC developed the program in 2013 to raise awareness of the Navy’s environmental policy and initiatives, and to increase support for its training and basing activities among public, scientific and regulatory communities. Since then, the program has expanded nationally, reaching hundreds of thousands of visitors through the permanent, portable and traveling exhibits.
Tulsa Virtual Navy Week is being held from Oct. 5 to Oct. 9 by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). The community will have the opportunity to celebrate Tulsa Navy Week from the comfort and safety of their own homes during that time with a range of programming.
For more information, visit https://www.outreach.navy.mil/Virtual-Outreach/
To learn more on the Navy’s environmental programs, please visit https://www.usff.navy.mil/environmental
Stay connected with the Stewards of the Sea program on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/usnavystewardsofthesea and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/usnavystewardsofthesea