Welcome to the YouthToSea Community!

YouthToSea invites Canadian youth throughout British Columbia to apply to our Leadership Program. At YouthToSea, we endeavor to unite youth with one common goal: to protect and conserve our oceans. Our mission is to coach youth (15-18) to provide them with opportunities to develop their problem-solving, critical-thinking, and communication skills. At the end of our program, youth are equipped with skills, tools, and strategies to be active decision-makers in their local, regional, and national communities. 

Youth engage with their local community through two placements options. The first, a unique experience with AquaCamps at the Vancouver Aquarium. Summer recruitment is open for prospective youth hoping to secure a placement in the Leadership program. Through training and a placement in AquaCamps, youth will complete over 120 hours of service.

The second option is through local community service projects designed and implemented by our youth! Our program specialists will provide coaching and opportunities for skill growth as you design projects of your choosing. All 120 service hours are to be completed through mentorship calls, monthly workshops, project development and implementation.

Want to keep in touch? Follow @YouthToSea on Instagram for updates about youth-led events and initiatives 

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

    Latest Announcement

    Waste Reduction Week

    Posted by Jacob Beland on October 21st, 2020

    Hi folks, 

    See the below opportunity hosted by the Ocean Wise Online Learning department. For many of you who have engaged in a shoreline cleanup or intend to host a shoreline cleanup with your family and friends, this is a great opportunity to learn more about Plastics and waste. Should you have questions about it, don't hesitate to reach out to myself or Michelle. 

    Happy Days,


    Happy #WasteReductionWeek !

    Online Learning is kicking off our Youth Dialogue in collaboration with Return It. We are looking for teens from across BC to join in on this self-paced journey of closing the loop on plastics. This year the program is running asynchronously with youth connecting on our online classroom https://education.ocean.org/oceanaction/ so that students and schools can fit it into their unique schedules.

    Big Take-aways

    • Understanding and being part of BC Zero Waste plan
    • Developing social media as a form of conservation communication
    • Connect to a province wide network of youth 10-17 years old

    You can register here and use the passcode: oceanwise