G7 Youth to the Rescue

Last spring, Ocean Wise and Environment and Climate Change Canada, invited youth ages 18-25 from the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, US) to submit their innovative ocean solutions to ch...

The Golden and Green Girls

Avneet and Ramneek Dhunna are twin sisters and inspiring high school students from Surrey, BC that are taking a stand against shoreline litter. This dynamic duo is showing how easy it is to make a change by lea...

Talking Plastic Pollution From Coast to Coast 

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 (https://education.ocean...

Celebrating 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 ...

Cleaning Your Community 

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...

One Month, Major Impacts

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...

Microbead Ban Begins in Canada and UK

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 producti...