A monthly update to inspire collaborative youth leadership and action for our blue planet
Happy World Ocean Day Month!
Organizational Spotlight back next month. Find out about many leading youth organizations here and if you would like us to spotlight an organization, please contact us!
Youth-A-Thon 2021

5 & 6 June

Join members & alumni of the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council, National Geographic Youth Explorers, and other youth leaders in conservation from around the globe for this 24-hour live event!
Check out the lineup to see which sessions you might want to attend!

Youth-A-Thon streams at 12PM EDT, 5 June until 12PM EDT, 6 June.
Keep up with us on Instagram for more information about all of the speakers & sessions!
Click here to watch any or all of last year's 24 hours!

World Ocean Day | 8 June 2021 The wait is over!

Here's how to celebrate:

Join the World Ocean Day social media push! Download the social media toolkit today and share some of the graphics, badges, and sample posts to celebrate the ocean and spread awareness for key issues!
  • Don't forget to use these hashtags to unite with the world and amplify your impact: #WorldOceanDay #Protect30x30 and #OceanClimateAction

Check out the World Ocean Day global event map and find a celebration near you! Or join an online event and participate with people from around the world!
Help protect the ocean today!
You can help protect 30% of our blue planet for a healthy ocean and climate in three quick steps!

  1. Sign now as an individual to support 30x30!
  2. If you represent an organization you can sign to support the 30x30 initiative as an organization and have even more impact!
  3. Share the petition link for individuals in your organization and network to sign.
Connect with Andrea!
Meet the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council

Andrea Quintero
Andrea is a marine biology student at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur in Mexico. Her passion for ocean conservation led her to get certified as a naturalist guide and has been working while at university as a guide for whale shark tours as well as tours to the islands of the Gulf of California.

Andrea is currently working on her undergraduate thesis with Centro para la Biodiversidad Marina y la Conservación, A.C. which is an organization dedicated to generate scientific knowledge and facilitate its integration into the processes of natural resource management and conservation of vital marine ecosystems, as well as species of commercial importance.
Rise Up! Webinar
There is no Rise Up webinar for the month of June but there is plenty of ocean action over on the Rise Up webinar YouTube channel! Watch previous episodes featuring topics like environmental justice and policy change.

Don't forget to register for July's Rise Up webinar featuring the Bahamas Plastic Movement on 28 July!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Here are a few ways you can get more informed and involved:

Contact us if you'd like us to promote your upcoming event or opportunity!
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