A few days ago, I wrote about Olivia Bouler, the 11-year-old New Yorker who put pencil to paper to help save wildlife affected by the Gulf oil spill. What a great story, right? Well, it's not the only one. Today I learned about another eco-kid who is using her skills to help out in the Gulf.

Ten-year-old "ocean-obsessed" Alexa BeMent and her mom publish an ocean conservation blog for kids/teachers/parents called Oceans 4Ever. It's a fantastic site, with tons of info about oceans, marine life, and the people who are working hard to protect them both.  

It's pretty obvious from her blog that Alexa is in fact, ocean-obsessed. Here's an excerpt from her bio:

"She can spot a Blunt-nose Sixgill a mile away, and don’t even try to go head-to-head with her on whales, sharks, seahorses or kinds of coral. She fishes trash out of lakes by her home in Indiana, and makes tiny “Respect the Sea” signs and tapes them to the pencils in her desk at school. Alexa says her goal with this blog is 'to get everyone interested and involved in loving and saving the ocean every day.' ”

So I can only imagine how Alexa is taking the news of the Gulf oil spill. But she's not just sitting back and watching. Working with handbag designer Borsa Bella, Alexa helped to create a limited-edition wristlet collection that benefits the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC), the organization in charge of capturing and cleaning oiled birds in the Gulf. 
10 year-old's eco-bags for birds
Ten year old ocean blogger designs "wristlets" to help birds in the Gulf.