Mi Mar Maravilloso

The Wave of Change Has Arrived!

 

Marvelous Stories

Making children fall in love with the sea!

 

Learning Activities

Helping educators teach the marvels of the sea!

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Mission

Teach and inspire children to become the future guardians of our oceans and marine life.

Start the Wave of Change towards a future where the sea matters!

Vision

Those whose lives we touch can appreciate the fragile balance we need to find between human life and the health of the sea. Each one acts responsibly in their daily life and respects the environment.

Objectives

To tell the story of the sea through a series of books and videos that motivates the new generation to fall in love with the sea. Develop educational activities based on the books so that educators can also use them to teach the children to take better care of the sea than our generation has done so far.

Who We Are

Who

Passionate about the sea, we see its beauty and importance – everything about the ocean evokes emotions in us. From the fear of its anger in great tropical storms to the calm of its crystal clear waters. Nothing matters more to us than protecting the sea and teaching about it.

What We Believe

It’s impossible to reverse the tide of destruction that is washing over our oceans without first making people care about it. You only love what you know and you only learn what you love. So only by making the children fall in love with the ocean can we bring about The Wave of Change.

Together We Are Stronger

Nelson Mandela said it all: “Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world!”

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Schools Participating

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Students Reached

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Books Printed

OUR TEAM

We are a group of people who want to make a difference in this world. Raising awareness in children and awakening the love of the sea in them motivates us. Together we are starting the Wave of Change.

Lise Ménard

Children's Books Author

Lise traded in her business suit for a wetsuit and moved from Ontario, Canada in 2010 to her adoptive Caribbean paradise - the Dominican Republic. Leaving her former career as an Independent Certified Financial Planner to pursue her lifelong dream of being a PADI Dive Instructor was the best decision. Passionate about all things ocean she is happy so long as she is scuba diving or can hear the crashing waves. She wrote this children’s book series to inspire a love story between the children of today and the ocean that desperately needs them as its guardians.

Karli Floyd

School Program Developer

Karli is a teacher, scuba diver, and ocean lover. She currently lives in the Dominican Republic but is originally from Washington, USA. Her weekends are filled with diving as much as possible. When she’s not teaching or in the water, she enjoys learning about how amazing the ocean is. A fifth grade research project created an obsession with manatees that was reawakened when Remi made her appearance in Bayahibe, giving Remi a special place in her heart.

Carlos Guerrero

Technical Suport

Carlos is a young Dominican, freelancer, musician. He lives in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. He is a university student in the Marketing Program. He likes everything that has to do with digital design and programming. When he's not at his computer, he spends his free time diving, taking photos, and doing live audio mixing. He loves the sea and wants to make a difference among young Dominicans to transform current attitudes and create awareness that change is necessary.

Luz Escolly Sierra

Design Artist

Luz is a young Dominican, artist, creative soul and music lover. She lives in Verón, Punta Cana. She took drawing and composition classes at the Altos De Chavón school of design. Her specialty is the watercolor technique and digital drawings. She continues to study design and likes to learn new techniques. When she's not watching Japanese animation or doing mini comic books, she teaches guitar and piano and plays the flute.

THE STORIES

Written to make children fall in love with the sea, the stories are full of funny, curious, charming and real characters. Truths about the sea are woven into the stories so that readers learn about the sea in a fun and discreet way. Each story has a section at the end with real events and fascinating facts about the animals and fish in the story.

Remi The Lost Manatee

Bayahibe’s Star Manatee

Join Remi on her epic journey as she ventures out to sea, faces grave danger, discovers wonderful new places, and meets Bela the blue surgeonfish and Pico the parrotfish – her new best friends.

Melody The Humpback Who Lost Her Way

Palmillas’s Whale

Discover the enchanting world of the humpback whales that migrate each year to the Dominican Republic, and follow the epic struggle of Melody, a new mother whale who does everything to help her newborn calf survive.

Wally And The Hurricane

The Beloved Brown Pelican

Follow Wally, the young and adventurous brown pelican – ready to discover the world – on his first steps towards independence. Join him in his greatest challenge – to survive in a changing world.

The Brave Sea Turtle

A Fight For Survival

Fall in love with a brave sea turtle and follow her arduous path in her fight to survive.

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OUR LATEST PHOTOS

OUR AFFILIATIONS

We are proud that a percentage of the profit from the sale of our books is contributed to the RAD (Red Arrecifal Dominicana) and FUNDEMAR organizations to support educational programs and the preservation of marine resources.

“Remi El Manatí Perdido” es un cuento para toda la familia que nos permite conocer a fondo nuestro querido manatí de Bayahibe, Remi. Seguro se divertirán y aprenderán más sobre la vida marina que se nos ha confiado cuidar para las futuras generaciones. Con bellas ilustraciones y un material didáctico completo y alineado con estándares dominicanos e internacionales, es un recurso ideal para educar, concientizar y fomentar un amor para la biodiversidad dominicana.–

~ Daniel Garvey, Director CCHS

Remi the Lost Manatee tracks the aquatic adventures of a very sweet and gentle manatee that I have had the pleasure of meeting in Bayahibe Bay in person.  Remi and her adventures are both engaging for young audiences and loaded with interesting facts about the sea life of the southern coast of the Dominican Republic and what human interaction is doing to that sea life.  With gorgeous color illustrations by Vector Family, Remi’s journey home is sure to spark the imagination and empathy of all readers. Generating empathy and concern is the first vital step in helping children to understand the necessity of cherishing and protecting the sea creatures that are our neighbours in the waters that surround the Dominican Republic.

~ Marni Price

Lo que más me encanta de “remi el manatí perdido” es que es una historia real y muy educativa para personas de todas las edades. Mientras leía el libro había muchas cosas que me preguntaba qué tan reales podrían ser y al ver la parte informativa que sale al final del libro, las fotos reales del manatí que son muy impactantes desde mi punto de vista, me ha permitido darle una nueva perspectiva de cómo ver la vida marina. Las ilustraciones hacen que la información se adapte perfectamente para los niños y que ellos puedan aprender el valor de cuidar nuestro ecosistema.

~ Orlando Estrada

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

Playa Turquesa, Punta Cana, DR

EMAIL

mimarmaravilloso@gmail.com

TELEPHONE

+1(809) 251-6543