An important part of this course was talking about the concept of “blue mind.” Blue Mind is the theory that the brain reacts positively to water, and that we find it comforting and meditative when we are near water. The Blue Marble Project is an ongoing movement started in 2009 by Wallace Nichols, author of Blue Mind, in order to remind us of the importance of water to our planet’s health. The idea is that blue marbles are passed on to show gratitude to those who understand this important connection. At the end of our journey today students were given blue marbles to show gratitude toward their efforts throughout this course. We leave the Caribbean in gratitude of the community we built and the connections we made with others in service to our natural environments.