Aeon for Ocean
Anahit (Aeon) Bashir is an Ocean Enthusiast and 4th grader from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. His love for oceans began since he was very little especially with whales and dolphins. He noticed that there was lack for knowledge about oceans and marine life inland and felt compelled to share his learning with his friends and family. At age seven, he founded Aeon for Ocean, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit kids-based ocean conservation organization in Minnesota. He started this initiative to inspire kids in Minnesota with a love for the ocean and to teach them about marine life and ocean conservation. Aeon hopes not only to teach landlocked kids about the ocean, but to help them understand how their actions here in Minnesota impact environment, the larger watershed and eventually the oceans themselves. Through Krill to Whale educational Program presentations and local beach clean-ups, Aeon shares his enthusiasm for the ocean in Minnesotan school classrooms and communities. He hopes other kids will join him in this journey as Krill2Whale ambassadors and this initiative will also create a platform for kids inland to understand the amazing opportunities in marine science and ocean exploration.
Aeon Bashir was invited speaker in multiple conferences like the World Whale conference 2019 held at Hervey Bay – Australia, 2019 EarthX Conference held in Texas, “Captivity: A Multidisciplinary Approach” 2019 conference at Madison, WI.