• Join the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council for 2020-2021!  

    Apply to join the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council!  Created in 2016, the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council helps develop World Oceans Day into a unique opportunity in June to connect and unite the world for a healthier ocean and a more sustainable society. The primary goal of the Council is to develop and promote youth engagement and leadership for our shared ocean that covers […]

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  • Youth-a-thon: 24 Hours of Ocean Action

    As Youth Coordinator for The Ocean Project, I start getting excited on January 1 for World Oceans Day.  To me, World Oceans Day is an opportunity to celebrate and take action with my fellow ocean advocates and rally both my local and global communities to protect our ocean. It is a day for everyone to renew their dedication to ensuring our […]

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  • World Oceans Day 2020 is on!

    With 8 June two months away, we would like to provide you with an update on World Oceans Day 2020. To get directly to the point – IT IS ON! And it’s very much focused on digital. There is an understandable concern with having in-person events as there are many unknowns with Covid-19. While there […]

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  • Rise Up! – A New Webinar Series for Youth by Youth

    This recently launched and exciting youth-led monthly webinar connects youth, including those associated with youth groups, schools, aquariums, zoos and museums, and more with a global online community of change makers focused on protecting our shared blue planet – together! The first webinar featured members from youth-led programs Operation Endangered Species, who safeguards endangered species […]

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  • never forget

    Note: This past June, the seven Sea Youth Rise Up 2019 delegates gathered in Washington D.C. to speak out about conservation issues and work together to protect and restore our ocean and our climate, the two major interconnected issues facing the planet and society. Akhila Bandlora, one of the delegates, performed a written poem during […]

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  • Sea Youth Rise Up 2019

    The oceans are rising and so are youth! Around the country and around the world, young people are coming together and speaking out to protect and restore our ocean and our climate, the two major interconnected issues facing our planet and society. Thanks to continued strong support from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and also […]

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  • New action resources for World Oceans Day available now!

    New action resources developed by the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council are available now. Incorporate these resources into your World Oceans Day celebrations this June and throughout the year! Preview and download the new resources. Guide to Talking about Ocean Plastic Pollution Plastic pollution can seem like a problem too large for us to […]

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  • Youth Engagement and Leadership Opportunities for 2019

    Over the past year, The Ocean Project has been significantly expanding our youth initiative to demonstrate worldwide youth leadership for ocean conservation with a special focus on World Oceans Day each year. This includes proactively engaging and collaborating with the most effective youth groups, aquariums, zoos, and other strategic partners. Together, we are developing a broad, […]

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