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Regardless of age, you can always learn new, incredible things about the life that exists around us. We at Ocean Wise are continuously learning new things through our conservation programs and research studies, and we share this knowledge throughout our facilities and online. Learn more at <a href="https://education.ocean.org">education.ocean.org</a>
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Cleaning Your Community 

Ocean Bridge participant Nina Andrascik organized a cleanup of the Ottawa River following the popular summer Bluesfest.

It is one thing to participate in a shoreline cleanup. It is another thing entirely to see the impact a cleanup has on your community. Take the Ottawa Bluesfest, an annual event held in the Lebreton Flats of Ottawa every July. People of all ages come together to celebrate summer and good music. And while […]

Posted on August 8, 2018 3 min read Continue reading
One Month, Major Impacts

This July, the Vancouver Aquarium made huge strides by taking part in a plastic-waste challenge with 38 zoos and aquariums.

It’s the end of July: a time of year when people around the world celebrate the act of reducing single-use plastic items.  Taking the challenge is not only about becoming more aware of your  plastic consumption; it’s about challenging a dependent mindset when it comes to disposable plastic. There’s of ways to reduce plastic waste, […]

Posted on July 31, 2018 3 min read Continue reading
Microbead Ban Begins in Canada and UK

What's the difference between Canada and the UK when it comes to banning plastic waste?

July, 2018 marks the official start of the microbead ban here in Canada, when the majority of personal hygiene products that contain small exfoliating plastic beads are removed from shelves. (Microbead production was banned six months earlier in January, 2018). July also marks the start of the microbead ban in the UK – part of […]

Posted on July 19, 2018 3 min read Continue reading
Wild Canadian Coastlines 

This Canada Day, Ocean Bridge team member Da Chen recounts his travels to Haida Gwaii and the Arctic.

Over the last year, I visited two magical places in Canada. Last August, I traveled through the Canadian High Arctic with the Students on Ice expedition. In May, I visited the beautiful islands of Haida Gwaii with the Ocean Bridge program from Ocean Wise. At first glance, Haida Gwaii and the Arctic seem quite different. […]

Posted on June 29, 2018 3 min read Continue reading
Meet the Judges

Who picks the winning entries to the G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge? Let's find out.

Ocean Wise is proud to announce the judges for the G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge. Youth aged 18 to 25 from the seven G7 countries submitted proposals for protecting the ocean and saving the environment, while the judges will review and select the two winners. The judges are passionate youth leaders doing amazing things for our […]

Posted on June 27, 2018 5 min read Continue reading
The Ultimate Bootcamp for Ocean Activism

The Ocean Heroes Bootcamp trains youth to combat plastic pollution at home and abroad.

By 2025, the ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish — and the youth of the world have something to say about it. Ocean Wise teamed up with Lonely Whale, 5 Gyres Institute, UN Environment, Captain Planet Foundation, Algalita, and Litterati to create the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp: […]

Posted on June 12, 2018 2 min read Continue reading
A Cape Breton Cleanup

One proud Girl Guide leader takes her troop on the cleanup of a lifetime.

Girl Guides of Canada is a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering young women in an inclusive atmosphere and supporting the vision of creating “a better world by girls.”  I am a proud Guider of the 1st Port Morien Pathfinders, located on the beautiful Eastern coast of Cape Breton Island. We do a shoreline cleanup every […]

Posted on June 7, 2018 5 min read Continue reading
An Eye-Opening Expedition to Haida Gwaii

The 40 youth from Ocean Bridge are learning about ocean health and spearheading conservation on British Columbia archipelago, Haida Gwaii.

Off the coast of British Columbia on the archipelago of Haida Gwaii, 40 young leaders from across Canada have gathered for 10 days to learn about ocean health, share ideas about conservation and lead service projects in the local community. They’re part of Ocean Bridge, a program from Ocean Wise and one of the National […]

Posted on May 30, 2018 9 min read Continue reading

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