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Radio Maine Interview: Lexi Doudera & Saltwater Classroom

Radio Maine  |  October 2023  |  link

"Maine native Lexi Doudera is committed to ocean education and environmental stewardship. Founder and Executive Director of Saltwater Classroom, Lexi’s nonprofit offers week-long workshops and community programs for learners of all ages. Their curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including ocean science, conservation, and our connection to the deep blue sea. Saltwater Classroom has an eye toward the future with its plans to develop an app-based platform for ocean literacy and education. Join our conversation with Lexi Doudera today on Radio Maine."


Saltwater Classroom Uses Tech to Teach Ocean Conservation

Maine Magazine  |  Jan-Feb 2023  |  link

"The idea for Saltwater Classroom came to its 28-year-old founder and executive director, Alexandra Doudera, in 2016, in a fifth-grade classroom in the coastal city of Viña del Mar, Chile. Nearly seven years later, the Camden native has brought her vision to life, teaching weeklong workshops on marine science and ocean conservation to students in third through sixth grade from Maine to Mexico."


Rubbish! in the Maine Weekender

Maine Magazine Newsletter  |  April 2022  |  link

"Ready to do your part for the environment? Next Wednesday, join Rubbish! (a collaboration between Saltwater Classroom and GoGo Refill) at Austin Street Brewery in Portland for the first of their monthly community trash clean-ups that will go through the spring and into the fall!"

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Inspiring Global Ocean Stewardship -- Lexi Doudera and Saltwater Classroom

Maine Women Magazine  |  September 2021  |  link

"Growing up near Penobscot Bay, Lexi Doudera was always engaged in learning about the Maine coast and the ocean. One of the highlights of this marine education came when she was a student at Camden Hills High School..."

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Lexi Doudera's TedX Talk: A New Wave of Ocean Education

TedX  |  March 2021  |  link

Ever wonder how Saltwater Classroom came to be? Or why ocean education is needed? Watch the compelling TedX Talk delivered by Lexi Doudera at the 2021 Northeastern University TedX virtual event to learn more.


Saltwater Classroom aims to educate, inspire youth to save oceans.

Village Soup  |  July 16, 2019  |  link

"A year ago, Lexi Doudera launched Saltwater Classroom, a week-long program focusing on marine science, conservation and collaboration, with a pilot program in her native Camden. Last week the program returned for another session with local 9- to 12-year-old children, based at the Lyman Morse marina..."


Our oceans are in trouble. She's teaching the next generation of scientists to help.

News@Northeastern  |  June 20, 2019  |  link

"Finding herself in Viña del Mar for a study abroad program, Alexandra Doudera had a few goals in mind. For six months, the picturesque city on the Pacific Ocean shore of Chile would serve as the backdrop for improving her Spanish skills and teaching English to fifth-graders..."

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Camden native sees need for a new wave of ocean education.

Village Soup  |  April 19, 2018  |  link

"In a lot of ways, speaking about the importance of the ocean to a bunch of Midcoast Mainers feels like preaching to the choir. Of course, there is really no question that the community we call home is heavily rooted in marine culture and tradition..."

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