Marine Conservationist | TV Host | Mocha Mermaid


Sharks are inspiring some life changing technologies, including antibacterial materials used in hospitals and enhanced electromagnetic sensors. Danni Washington goes surfing with sharks in this episode of Nature Knows Best to test out a safer wetsuit and explore these other new technologies.

Festo BionicANTS - a brilliant example how principles from nature inspire future technologies.

Festo's Bionic Learning Network - a unique R&D platform that helps inspire smart technology and enthuses youth about STEM careers.


ocean adventures


Danni Washington asks the G7 Environment Ministers to focus on young people and to give them an opportunity to be a part of this conversation Danni Washington is a Miami native with Jamaican roots, passionate about oceans and science communications.

Meet Norah and Laura, co-founders of Salty Girl Seafood, a California company that sources seafood products directly from small scale fisherman that harvest using only sustainable practices.

Each week join T4O and host Danni Washington as we meet new marine species that have made cameos in front of our underwater web cameras. Learn about their quirky characteristics and be inspired to STEP UP 4 THE OCEAN!



Meet Danni Washington, a passionate advocate for our oceans. After many field opportunities in far-flung locales, she decided to team her love for marine biology with her skill for communication, and became inspired to create a program to teach kids about marine conservation.

Danni Washington bucked female stereotypes by becoming a scientist and an entrepreneur, founding The Big Blue and You to teach children about marine conservation. About Women and Girls Lead Shorts Women and Girls Lead Shorts profile American women from all walks of life who inspire us with stories of resilience, hope, and empowerment.

Take a trip with Miami's very own Danni Washington, a marine biologist who loves exploring the aquatic world with local kids! 



A passionate science educator and artist, Danni Washington is the co-Founder and CEO of The Big Blue & You - A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through the arts and service learning. She is a graduate of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science with a B.S.

Check out ArtSea 2017 - Our signature event where kids & their families celebrate and create ocean conservation-themed art projects at various waterfront destinations.

Hang with me in sunny Santa Barbara! This two-day festival attracts thousands of Californians every year. One of the best celebrations I've been to. Food, music, vendors and fun. Be sure to check it out in person next year. Celebrate Earth Day everyday!