The Jr Scientists in the Sea (JSIS) mission is to expose youth to a meaningful, educational program combined with on-the-job training, hard work, and fun. The new experiences, new places, new people, and new approach will create new hope, new ideas, and new attitudes. Instead of choosing from well-traveled, often overcrowded trails, the JSIS kids are blazing new ones, and in doing so, are redefining their goals as well as themselves. The intention is to help them create their future, instead of looking for it. Instead of choosing from limited alternatives, they will learn that creating their own path changes them as well as their destination. JSIS engages our most precious resource to care for and maintain our most endangered resource.