“The ocean has always been near and dear to my heart. It’s a dream come true to have a career that allows me to spend time in the underwater world, instill passion in others, and protect my home away from home.” – Maddie Fox Cholnoky
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we hosted influencer, ocean activist, and NOAA contractor Maddie Fox Cholnoky. Watch our livestream as she dives into topics about her role at NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, how she is building a stewardship program to support reef restoration, and how conservation and sustainability experiences can change lives. Wade into the waters for new wisdom as Maddie takes us “Under the Sea!”
Follow Maddie on Instagram: @m_fox_c
About Brightmark Live
Part of fulfilling our mission to Reimagine Waste involves creating space for having conversations and finding solutions. We’re proud to host virtual live events with various thought leaders, conservationists, business professionals, scientists, and more, all paving the way to create a brighter future for current and future generations.
About the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a U.S. National Marine Sanctuary in the Florida Keys. It includes the Florida Reef, the only barrier coral reef in North America and the third-largest coral barrier reef in the world. It also has an extensive mangrove forest and seagrass fields. Today, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles of waters using an approach that addresses the variety of impacts, pressures, and threats to the Florida Keys ecosystem. The sanctuary is administered by NOAA and is jointly managed with the State of Florida.
Make Your Mark on the Oceans
Our Make Your Mark page is designed to educate and inform those who seek to get involved by reducing consumption or recycling materials properly. We offer various resources for protecting the ocean, from coastal cleanups to reef-safe sunscreens. We envision a world without waste, and this is our way of bringing you along. Take a dive under the sea and Make Your Mark with us today.