Young Ocean Leaders Wanted! The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council is expanding for 2018 by adding 10 new young ocean leaders from around the world! Apply to become a Youth Advisory Council member.

 The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council helps to expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day, on 8 June, and year-round. Council members are instrumental in helping shape the development of World Oceans Day as it grows, providing new and unique perspectives, ideas, and recommendations.

Launched in 2016, the inaugural Council had 11 members. For 2018, they will double the size of the Council seek out youth in a wider range of countries.

Interest Groups

  • Outreach & Networking: The Outreach & Networking Interest Group will work to identify key networks and organizations, especially those who focus on youth engagement, to expand participation in World Oceans Day. Council members will develop strong relationships among these networks to reach as many youth as possible.
  • Academic Engagement: The Academic Engagement Interest Group will work to create strategies and materials for Council members and other youth to engage their school communities for World Oceans Day.
  • Writing: The Writing Interest Group will assist in the editorial and publishing matters of World Oceans Day. This includes, but is not limited to blog posts, social media posts, newsletters, press releases and short children’s books.
  • Translating: The Translating Interest Group will utilize the multilingual skills of Council members by translating a variety of materials in different languages. This includes, but is not limited to website pages, toolkits, promotional materials, social media posts and children’s books. This Interest Group and particularly the Chair will organize and manage translations.
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