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World Oceans Day 2019 Cape Cod

 In honor of World Oceans Day 2019 the Blue Institute at Cape Cod Bay organized a writing  contest for Poetry, Prose, and Plays , “Words on Water."  We recieved submissions from Cape Cod to California to Canada. So many students submitted (all Poetry) that we made a separate category for them! 

On our Home page we are delighted to reveal the winners, have their work available to be read, and to introduce you to the four fantastic judges.  

Stay tuned for future announcements on the readings and performances of the pieces in the near future!  Thank you for your support - remember - every drop counts!

World Ocean's Day "Words on Water" Writing Contest 2020

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Our favorite water quotes ~ please send us your's


Isabel Allende, Chilean-American writer


"We need a global approach to this from all sides. We need to educate people, we need the scientists to create new technologies, we need the engineers to create the networks, we need every human being to be aware of how precious water is and save it. Everybody has to be involved in a very firm and assertive way.”

Benjamin Franklin - American Author, Innovator, Statesman

"When the well runs dry, we will know the value of water."

Audrey Hepburn - Actor, UN Spokesperson

"Water is life and clean water means health."

Wangari Maathai - Kenyan Environmentalist and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

"When resources are degraded, we start competing for them, whether it is at the local level in Kenya, where we had tribal clashes over land and water, or at the global level, where we are fighting over water, oil, and minerals. So one way to promote peace is to promote sustainable management and equitable distribution of resources."


"Boat Meadow"

Painting by Jose Montanez, 2015, 

Loren Eiseley - American Anthropologist, Educator, Philosopher, and Natural Science Writer

"If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water"


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