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Talking Plastic Pollution From Coast to Coast 

At Ocean Wise National Dialogue on Plastic, Canadian high-school students convened via video conference to discuss marine pollution.

For the past six weeks youth from across the country have been connecting through video conference to discuss plastic pollution in Canada in the Ocean Wise National Dialogue on Plastics ( Guided by the Centre for Global Education (, each week the youth participated in challenges and heard from expert mentors to better understand this […]

Posted on October 30, 2018 3 min read Continue reading
Celebrating Teachers 

Before school starts next week, Ocean Wise spent the night honouring B.C. teachers.

Last night at the Vancouver Aquarium, teachers, principals, educators and teacher candidates filled the immersive galleries of the Ocean Wise initiative. Teacher Appreciation Night celebrates the integral part educators play in developing the ocean champions of tomorrow. Guests explored the magic of the quiet Aquarium after dark, won prizes and shared stories from the dying […]

Posted on August 31, 2018 4 min read Continue reading
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

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