Announcements

Mountain to Oceans 2019

Posted by haileyrenaud on July 23rd, 2019


Oct 10-13, 2019

Ages: 16-18

Cost: $200


Join the Ocean Wise Education team as we explore the connection between our watersheds on our second annual Mountain to Oceans program. Begin with a sleepover at the Vancouver Aquarium, a guided hike at the Sea to Sky Gondola, overnight programming at the Cheakamus Centre, and end the adventure with the Squamish Rafting Company.

Application period will open August 26th.


Ocean Literacy Leadership Camp 2019

Posted by haileyrenaud on March 15th, 2019


A Unique Outdoor Education and Adventure Experience on Hornby Island Returns!

Following the incredibly successful 2018 inaugural camp, Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center in partnership with Ocean Wise and Navigate NIDES (Comox Valley Schools - School District 71) are offering another exciting outdoor education experience. 

The Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp is an educational retreat for young women ages 15 – 18 taking place from July 14 to 19 at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on beautiful Hornby Island. The all-female, six-day, five-night camp focuses on ocean literacy and ecology to enhance and increase knowledge about marine life and stewardship. Participants will gain a strong understanding of the leading environmental issues affecting our oceans today and be inspired to take part in a global effort to protect our waters.

The 2019 camp will include:

• Hands-on workshops with Deep Bay Marine Field Station

• Potential opportunity to connect with the local MLA and learn about changing government

legislation

• Ocean Literacy training from Ocean Wise

• Interactive leadership training on Hornby Island to emphasize online course work

As a special feature, this year’s camp will include a focus on inspiration. Several guest speakers with a variety of skills, experience, education, and background will be sharing their message of encouragement and how to face leadership challenges no matter what the issue or cause. Internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker Talli Osborne, known for her spunk and vitality, will deliver the keynote address and spend a portion of the week interacting with participants. 

The Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp runs from July 14 to 19 at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island. A mandatory pre-camp online course commences April 1st. Participants who successfully complete the online course and camp program will earn four course credits, toward their BC Graduation Certificate. 

Cost for the camp is $630 pp. All meals, accommodation and program material are provided. Transportation is available from Vancouver Island, from the Powell River Ferry terminal in Little River and from the Departure Bay ferries terminal in Nanaimo.

The camp is open to a maximum of 40 participants. For more information and to register, visit http://tribunebayoutdoored.ca/...


Salish Sea Science Program 2019: Apply Today!

Posted by haileyrenaud on February 20th, 2019

Are you a passionate youth committed to the conservation of aquatic life? If so, we have an opportunity for you to join us on Hornby Island at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre for the 3-day/2-night Salish Sea Science Program!

Participating youth (30) will learn about the seven ocean literacy principles, the history of the area and traditional knowledge through outdoor activities. Students will then work in teams to develop an online learning resource to be uploaded to Ocean Wise’s online learning environment. The resources will be a reflection of their experience at the Salish Sea program, and will provide teachers with a tool to guide their class through the fundamentals of ocean literacy. To fully engage youth in ocean leadership, participants will challenge themselves in a ropes course, explore the coast in kayaks (weather permitting) and discover intertidal creatures while tide pooling. 

Program details:

Date: April 26th - 28th 2019

Age: Grade 10 – 12

Cost: $50.00

Drop-off & Pick-up location:  Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal OR Departure Bay Ferry Terminal

How to apply:

Please complete the Application Form and email your responses to hailey.renaud@ocean.org before March 15th 2019. All applicants will be notified as to whether they are accepted or not by March 29th.


Calling All Educators - Bring the 2019 Weddell Sea Expedition to Your Virtual Classroom!

Posted by haileyrenaud on January 29th, 2019

Join the Weddell Sea Expedition! This pioneering Antarctic expedition has been underway since the beginning of January and sending us updates all the way from the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. Visit the Weddell Sea Expedition’s Journey Page to explore what we have learned so far and see video conferences with members of the expedition team and crew. If this sparks your interest, find out more at explore.reachtheworld.org and email lizzie@reachtheworld.org to sign up to virtually join over 200 classrooms across the world who are participating in this exciting expedition!


10 Ways to Be a Great Youth Leader

Posted by haileyrenaud on December 27th, 2018

1.  Have a plan, but remain flexible.

2.  Model behavior.

3.  Empower others.

4.  Get organized.

5.  Wear a thick skin.


6.  View learning as a two-way street.

7.  Be ready for anything. 

8.  Remember: it’s not all about you!

9.  Ask for help.

10.  Have a Plan B… or Z

Source: https://www.signupgenius.com/g...


The youth is the hope of our future.

Posted by haileyrenaud on November 27th, 2018


Salish Sea Science Program Recruitment: Apply Now!

Posted by haileyrenaud on September 27th, 2018

Are you a passionate youth committed to the conservation of aquatic life? If so, we have an opportunity for you to join us on Hornby Island at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre for the 3-day/2-night Salish Sea Science Program!

Participating youth (20-30) will learn about the seven ocean literacy principles, the history of the area and traditional knowledge through outdoor activities. Students will then work in teams to develop an online learning resource to be uploaded to Ocean Wise’s online learning environment. The resources will be a reflection of their experience at the Salish Sea program, and will provide teachers with a tool to guide their class through the fundamentals of ocean literacy. To fully engage youth in ocean leadership, participants will challenge themselves in a ropes course, explore the coast in kayaks (weather permitting) and discover intertidal creatures while tide pooling. 

Submit a short (no longer than 1 page) letter of interest to yelp@ocean.org by October 5th to be considered for the program. All successful applicants will be notified before October 10th.

All questions can be directed to Hailey at 604-659-3493/236-886-4191 or hailey.renaud@ocean.org 

Sea you soon!

Hailey


Mountain to Oceans Recruitment: Apply Now!

Posted by haileyrenaud on September 11th, 2018

We are recruiting 25-30 youth between the ages of 16-18 for our Mountain to Oceans program running October 4-7 2018. Join us on an outdoor adventure to witness first hand the connection between mountains and oceans, and how these play a crucial role in the landscape, life cycles, and traditions of the Squamish Watershed.

Submit your application before September 21st to be considered for this program. All questions can be directed to Hailey at yelp@ocean.org or 604-659-3493.

See you soon!


Young Women in Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp 2018

Posted by haileyrenaud on July 18th, 2018

This week, we have recruited 46 young women from across BC to partake in the first ever Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center. We have spent our time breaking down the ocean literacy principles, diving into leadership workshops led by Serina Allison, and developing our outdoor education skills, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, high ropes, rock climbing, and the terrifying Leap of Faith!

Our girls will be creating an Action Plan, pulling from their experiences this week, aiming to plan some outreach project that aligns with our ocean literacy principles. Some examples of activities include shoreline cleanups, community gardens, recycling programs, upcycling activities, ocean trivia night, and the list goes on and on!

These girls are so inspiring, and I couldn't be more grateful to have the opportunity to partake in this life-changing experience. Looking around the room, all I see are Ocean Champions.

Check out the gallery to follow us on some of the activities we've been getting up to!


Youth Leaders are Keeping Our Shorelines Clean!

Posted by Nicole on July 13th, 2017

Our first team of Youth Environmental Leaders organized their own shoreline clean-up this week and took all of our AquaCampers with them!
We are proud to report that the youth and their camper teams picked up 6lbs of garbage in 1 hour at Devonian Harbour, including a loaf of bread, a blanket, and the stand of a podium....weird!



Youth get innovative at WILD Outside

Posted by Nicole on June 1st, 2017

Twenty amazing youth joined us at YMCA Camp Elphinstone for WILD Outside. Participants developed their team work, communication and problem solving through low ropes initiatives, games and a voyageur canoe paddle! By then end of their program they created 5 different projects to address environmental concerns they have in their local communities.
These projects include:

  1. Building a bee sanctuary
  2. Leading an energy audit
  3. Up cycling t-shirts into no-sew tote bags
  4. Organizing a pop up thrift shop
  5. Hosting an environmental fair at their school

I am looking forward to seeing these projects put into action!

To check out photos from the weekend head to our gallery.

Happy Camping,

Nicole


Thank you for great weekend!

Posted by Nicole on March 20th, 2017

Thank you to each and every one of you for your participation in our Ocean Education Camp at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre. I truly enjoyed connecting with each of you and seeing the creative ideas you were able to develop in such a short weekend. The herring spawn at Helliwell is definitely on my list of "most memorable encounters with wildlife"! Make sure to check out the gallery as I will be uploading the photos from the weekend. Cheers, Nicole.


UNA-C Green Corps Youth Retreat

Posted by Nicole on

This past weekend youth from the UNA-C Green Corps program joined us at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island.
We had an amazing weekend networking, connecting with nature and discussing ocean literacy and the UN sustainable development goals.
Stay in touch! We can't wait to see where your new connections take you!