Back in 2011 Rod Mast, now the director of the Oceanic Society, was an attendee of our 1st Annual Blue Mind Summit at the California Academy of Sciences.
Gathered were leading Stanford and UCSF neuroscientists, psychologists, global ocean and water leaders, educators, business innovators, and creative communicators.
The conclusion of that first summit was that a better understanding of human behavior (both good and bad) could vastly improve efforts to protect and restore wild waters and oceans...not to mention human emotional and physical health. The Blue Mind movement was born.
Fast forward nearly a decade and eight more summits, that fast-growing Blue Mind movement is changing the conversation about water globaly. And Oceanic Society has launched Blue Habits, a collaboration with behavioral science and education experts from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education and Woods Institute for the Environment.
Read more here about the results of their research.