Lilly Tougas

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Lilly Tougas is a student at Indian River Charter High School and lives on the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida. Lilly has grown up enjoying the coastal cities and waterways of Florida, which is why she works diligently to spread the message of conservation. Lilly understands that anyone can use their own talents, experiences, and social abilities to get others involved. She creates campaigns, educational events, participates in citizen science, and is often a guest speaker on the topic of conservation. Lilly also represents as a Youth Ambassador for The Planet since joining ocean artist, Wyland in Beijing, China during the 2008 pre-Olympic event, Hands Across the Oceans. She currently does many projects with and serves as the Ocean Branch Coordinator for the Wild Over Wildlife (WOW) Foundation. Lilly has had the honor of working with HBO and featured as a hero for the planet on the Aqua Kids T.V Series. Her work has been recognized in many ways including Time Magazine's Kid Hero for the Planet, Hatching of the Year for Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Go Blue Awards, Environmental Excellence Award recipient for SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, Conservation Kids scholarship recipient, Shark Whisperer Conservation Kidz Award recipient, Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots and Youth Ocean Conservation mini Grant recipient.

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