Young Ocean Leaders Wanted!

Sea Youth Rise Up is a new initiative for youth engagement on ocean conservation, facilitated by The Ocean Project in partnership with the World Oceans Day network, and led by Danni Washington of The Big Blue & You and Sean Russell of the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit. The main goal of this initiative, launching for World Oceans Day 2016, is to generate discussion and action among youth around the world about how the global community can work towards healing our blue planet, on World Oceans Day and throughout the year.

The Sea Youth Rise Up Campaign will bring seven youth leaders to New York City and Washington D.C., from June 7-9, to host a youth call to action for ocean conservation address live streamed to an audience of ten thousand students on a global scale, while meeting with world leaders in New York City and Washington D.C. to discuss the importance of youth leadership in ocean conservation.

Young people ages 16-21 are invited to enter the Sea Youth Rise Up Video Competition, by sharing a 90 second video message highlighting their personal opinion about the current state of the ocean and their innovative ideas about how young people can help improve the health of our blue planet. Entries are due by May 13, 2016 – for complete details visit:!

Sea Youth Rise Up is a collaborative effort facilitated by The Ocean Project and World Oceans Day in partnership with the Big Blue and You, Youth Ocean Conservation Summits, with support from NOAA, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, and the Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center network.

Samantha Mackiewicz 05-May-2016