Episode 141: How Can We Help the World’s Oceans?

Meet the Expert: Steve Creech, Executive Director and CEO of the Wyland Foundation

Steve Creech

Since 2008, Steve has served as executive director and President for the Wyland Foundation. He is the co-author of “Hold Your Water: 68 Things You Need to Know to Keep Our Planet Blue,” a fresh look at the importance of water in our communities and throughout the world. A former environmental newspaper reporter and advertising executive, Steve has overseen the strategic growth of the Wyland Foundation through partnerships and alliances, ranging from the U.S EPA, US Forest Service, and White House Council on Environmental Quality, to media relationships with CBS2/KCAL in Southern California, American Public Television and Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet Network. He is the project architect for the Wyland Foundation’s signature programs, including the national mayor’s challenge for water conservation and the Wyland Clean Water Mobile learning center, and has overseen international art projects on behalf of Wyland for the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He is currently working on efforts through the foundation to engage tomorrow and today’s leaders to create water resilient communities.



Wyland Foundation logo
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Bring People Together for
Clean Water and a Healthy Ocean

The Wyland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through education programspublic arts projects, and community events.

LEARN MORE HERE: https://wylandfoundation.org/   And check out their Art Contests for Kids, Earth Month Heroes, and awesome Teacher Resources!!

You can even get involved in an ocean cleanup effort, just like Steve did!

Steve Creech cleaning up the ocean




Trace the water that comes from your house all the way to the ocean. You can use the internet, look at maps, or just look outside (if you live near the ocean). You might be surprised how far that water travels.

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Hold Your Water book


Highlighted book for this episode! 


Hold Your Water: 68 Things You Need to Know to Keep Our Planet Blue by Wyland (Author), Steve Creech (Author), The Wyland Foundation (Author)





Book List: 

Footprints Across the Planet by Jennifer Swanson (Reycraft Books)

Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact by Jennifer Swanson (NGKids)

Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia by Doring Kindersly Books

Ocean Animals: Who’s Who in the Deep Blue by Johanna Rizzo (NGKids Books)

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