The Sun Herald, 11/2/7

First lady Laura Bush told marine educators and conservationists Friday that people need to do their part to fight the pollution of oceans and waterways.

She spoke at a ceremony designating the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, an education center and lab belonging to the University of Southern Mississippi.

The lab – which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina two years ago – was designated Friday as a Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center. It is the 21st such center which promotes recycling and conservation and promotes a general education about protecting marine life.