Benefits of Participating in Ocean Art Contests

Most students are eager of exploring their boundaries and expanding their horizons. Artistic students have various skills that they can demonstrate to other people. This has given students a golden opportunity of demonstrating their talents. This is the key to achieving great things in life. Moreover, this is another great opportunity of securing scholarships, internships, and jobs. Entering a contest can also help you in exploring real-world issues.

winner's awardThe ocean art contest is one of the best contests that students can participate in. This contest is known for promoting ocean awareness. Artists from different parts of the globe are given an opportunity of creating a visual representation of issues that face the ocean. A panel of judges selects winners. All the participants required to choose the critical issues that they would like to present. The major themes that established and emerging artists can select arts to include overfishing, sea level rise, coral bleaching, marine protected areas, plastic pollution, and dead zones. After selecting a suitable topic, the artist is required to submit it and indicate why he/she has chosen it.

Why Do You Need to Take Care of The Oceans

Are you aware of the vital role that oceans play in our lives? Oceans play an essential role in supporting life. We depend on oceans for survival, but human beings have turned the tides on these water bodies through destructive activities like overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Artists can harness their creativity and give water bodies a voice via activism and art. Creative people should rise up and put their talents to the test. You can create and submit an important artwork by participating in the ocean artivism contests.

Activism Guidelines

The following are the key figures and facts regarding the major issues affecting the health of the oceans:

Plastic Pollution

According to statistics, there will be more plastic as compared to fish in the oceans by 2050. About eight, million tonnes of plastic have been leaking into the water bodies every year, with more than 95 % of it coming from the land.

Coastal Development

coastal developmentAbout 40% of the world population lives within the coastal regions. This has taken a huge toll on marine species and ecosystems Coastal development projects contribute to habitat destruction, pollution, the creation of dead zones and erosion.


About 3 billion people depend on water bodies as their primary source of protein. The fish population has significantly been reduced since 1970. According to the UN estate, the stock of fishes can become commercially extinct by 2048.

The other areas that you can research on include biodiversity loss, warming seas, and ocean acidification.…

What to Know of Taking an Online Course

If you are reading this article, most likely you are either curious or interested in taking an online course. The experience is nothing like what you have gone through in school or university since you will study from your laptop and it will be in a much shorter time. Hopefully, this article will cover the general idea that you need to know about studying in an online class and help you make the decision later.

There are so Many Options

Keyboard laptopWhen signing up for an online course, you might be surprised by the amount of choice that you will have. There are subjects that are very specific and some that are broad, and you need to be sure of what you want or need. Take for an example, you can see on their website that you will have plenty of options which also indicates that it is a good place to study. You can first think about what and why you want to take the online course so it can be easier to choose the subject that you want to learn. It will be such a waste to find yourself regretting the decision or finding out that you are not interested in the middle of the course.

It’s for Everyone

There is no need to be afraid or intimidated by anything when considering to take an online course. Anyone from any background and age is allowed to take the class, and there will be no one to judge you since you are not going to have classmates that can see you in person. You can also do it for yourself and not tell anyone if that is what you wish for, so you will have an element of surprise that can impress people around you. Worry less about how you will do in the course, and think more about what can you do with the knowledge later.

The Difference with Offline Class

studyingEverything will be different since you are not required to commute and attend any class, meet a teacher, and have a paper exam. You will most likely study on your own and have the freedom to do it whenever wherever you want. Though you might need more self-motivation to commit and finish the course since you are on your own, it will be more enjoyable because you can study at your own pace. It is an extraordinary experience that will add more value to yourself.…

What It Takes To Be A Salsa Tutor

Anyone can become a great salsa dancer. However, not all good dancers have what it takes to become salsa teachers. Teaching salsa requires some aptitude and skill to instruct students. If you think that it is just about giving some demonstrations and expecting them to dance, you are mistaken. Besides the teaching methods, every salsa teacher should possess some essential qualities to make their lessons effective and also have a great career.

Education and experience


To make in this career, you must have learned from the best. Preferably, salsa teachers should start as early as possible before they start offering these lessons. Of course, it can be great if they studied at a premier salsa dance schools. Since Salsa Dancing is like an industry, you also need to have worked with fellow dancers to gain some insights about what is required out there. Notwithstanding, having some certifications from relevant bodies can be a significant boost.

Personal attributes

Besides training and formal education, some personal qualities are needed for one to become a great trainer. Ideally, these attributes look at how well you teach your students and how effective your lessons will be. Here are some of these characteristics.


Teaching someone to dance is not easy at some point especially when you are teaching students without any skills. Moreover, different people learn differently. Patience is key when teaching students that seem not to get or understand things as you expected. For a slow student, lack of patience might break his or her motivation to learn or perfect this art. As a teacher, you should be ready to work with any student and make them the best.


waedaSdASA good dance teacher should be flexible in their teaching. As such, he or she should be able to adjust their teaching methods to ensure every student keeps up with the dynamics of the lesson. They should also be quick to understand the student’s personalities and act accordingly.


Any career requires some professionalism. Respect given is always reciprocated. As such, any salsa teacher should take the class seriously and behave well. This should be demonstrated by how one talks in class, their dress code, as well as the interactions in class. Moreover, a good teacher should be organized and have a passion for the job. This way, he or she can inspire and make their students great salsa dancers.…

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The Student Handbook for 2004, found in the Agenda, has been posted in Administration as both a web page and a pdf document. (6.3.2004)
The end of year exam schedules for both senior and undergraduates have been posted in Administration (and to the Academic Calendar — thanks Kathy!). (5.14.04)
AP Literature has posted the updated summer reading requirements for the fall. (5.13.04)
The school calendar for 2004-2005 has been posted in Administration. (5.10.04)
Our moribund Food Services Calendar has been revived and is being maintained on the district web server. (5.6.04)
The AP Books section on self-published short-stories has been updated to include the two most recent volumes. (4.27.04)
The English Department has updated the summer reading requirements for AP Language and Composition. (3.31.04)
The Library has posted new Guidelines for the Use of Audiovisual Works. (3.23.04)
Mt. Ararat’s Eagle Exchange, a foreign exchange program, has moved its pages to our server. (2.24.04)
The Library has updated its New Books list for February and has posted information about its March Books’n Munchies selection, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage. (2.10.04)
The “Eagle’s Nest,” Mt. Ararat’s health center, has updated its site with new information, forms, and relevant links to teen health sites. (2.6.04)
English has updated the sophomore I-Search site to reflect recent changes in the curriculum. (2.4.04)
Guidance has posted a major update to its college scholarships database. (1.30.04)
We have replaced our troubled in-house search engine of the school’s web sites with Google, which is not updated as often, but handles our multiple sites and pdf files much better. (1.25.04)
The software that serves the school’s weather station web site has been changed, fixing a bug that made loading tables and graphs buggy on some machines. The data is available with and without the local forecast. (1.12.04)
The Program of Studies has been posted as a pdf file in Guidance in two parts: Introduction and Courses. (10.3.03)

Twenty new or updated professional biographies have been added in People. (10.3.03)
A new database in Guidance provides Scholarship Listings for post-secondary education. (10.3.03)
Guidance has begun posting college open house schedules. (9.17.03)
Travel directions to 11 additional schools have been added to the sports travel page. (9.17.03)
Activities has been updated to include new clubs and new advisors. (9.16.03)
AP Music Theory has added links on its page for ear training and transcription. (9.11.03)
Aerie, the school yearbook, has posted announcements and procedures for its 2004 edition. (9.11.03)
The staff email directory has been updated. (9.11.30)
An updated set of school maps has been posted to the Welcome section. (9.3.03)
The faculty/staff list and telephone, extensions and fax number page have been updated in People. (8.28.03)
The School Handbook for 2003-2004 has been posted in Administration as a web page and as an Adobe Reader file. (8.28.03)
A form-based program to generate a personalized weekly schedule for Mt. Ararat’s rotating schedule has been posted in Administration, with a link to …