Coastal communities around the globe, wherever shellfish are grown and food is harvested from the oceans, have a stake in a healthy marine environment. Through communication, students and their communities can share experiences and ideas that lead to solving environmental and social challenges. We hope teachers, families and communities use this forum to further education and understanding between people who are working to conserve and restore marine resources wherever they live. This can be done through a sister school or pen pal approach, sharing letters, pictures, artwork and scholarly exchange. Share your ideas about environmental challenges and how we can address them. Post something cool about shellfish that you have learned or a scientific website that you've discovered. Communicate with students in another location, in another country at a sister city or sister school. The idea of this forum is to get us talking about shellfish and marine resource issues around the world.