Calendar of Events

All Ocean Youth events are displayed below including those for Ambassadors participating in the face to face programs across various sites.

Feel free to check them out and register for events that may be of interest to you where applicable. All OY participants must register for their events if they'd like to attend.

Ocean Youth Information Night

5:30 PM at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Ocean Youth Information Night

SEA LIFE Trust's Ocean Youth is a solutions based marine conservation program for teens who love the ocean and want to learn what they can do to improve the health of our marine ecosystems as well as how they can influence positive change to secure a healthy future for our oceans and marine life. 

At this event, you'll find out more about the program, meet some of team who are involved and other like minded people who care just as much as you do about our ocean and those who call it home.

Where: Reef Theatre, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

When: Wednesday 5th April

Time: 5.30pm - 7pm

Cost: Free

You must RSVP to as spaces are limited. Please feel free to bring a friend or parent to attend with you.

Reef & Recycle Day

8:30 AM at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

OY Sunshine Coast welcome to your first event!
Today we've got a packed day of really good stuff!
We'll be heading off to Nambour Recycling Centre to learn more about what happens to our growing amount of waste. We'll then head off to the pool for a practice snorkel to get ready for our Tangalooma trip tomorrow.

After lunch we'll be joined by Reef Check Australia for a workshop on coral reefs and how to assess their health.

8.30am - Meet at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
9am – Bus departs for Nambour Recycling Centre
12.30pm – depart recycling centre for Kawana Aquatic Centre
1pm – Snorkelling in the pool
2pm – eat your packed lunch before heading back to SEA LIFE
2.30pm – Arrive at SEA LIFE for Reef Check Australia Workshop and collect Reef Slate for research.
This will also give us time to collect t-shirts, caps and get your photos on annual passes.
4pm Depart. Parents to pick you up from front of aquarium. This is also a good time for parents to collect their annual passes.

  • Swimmers and a towel for snorkelling.
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Lunch and snacks in cooler bag.

6:45 AM at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Tangalooma Trip Yay!
6.45 am – meet outside SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
7.00 am – Bus departs
10.00 am Barge departs port for Tangalooma
Arrival- Tour of resort where you will be given your lunch vouchers
You will be placed in your groups and must stay with your Sea Life staff member all day.
During the day you will snorkel with your group plus a Sub Surface team member and a Reef Check Australia staff member. You will need your reef slates in the water. You’ll also have time to swim in the pool and at the beach so long as you stay with your group.  
Your group will get two meal breaks
At the end of the day we will do an educational tour followed by dolphin feeding before we head back on the barge.
7pm meet the barge to go home
8.30pm barge arrives back in Brisbane where we meet the bus to return to the Sunshine Coast. You may sleep on the bus on the way back. I know I will.
10.00 pm pick up by parents from SEA LIFE.

What to Bring:
Bag containing towel, change of clothes, refillable water bottle, snacks. SUN BLOCK
You must wear your Ocean Youth shirt and swimmers
If you are from Brisbane and meeting us at the wharf please see details below:

Driving to the Wharf to meet the Barge
Name: Tangalooma Flyer
Address: Holt St, Pinkenba
You must arrive 30 mins before departure (arrive by 9.30am)
From the City and Western Suburbs: - head along Kingsford Smith Drive, then approximately 2km past the Gateway Motorway overpass, turn right into Holt Street and follow to the end.
From the Gold Coast and South:- Follow the Gateway Motorway (toll road) and take exit 106 to Kingsford Smith Drive. Turn right under the overpass and head along Kingsford Smith Drive for approximately 1 kilometre. Turn right into Holt Street and follow to the end where you will arrive at Holt Street Wharf.
From the Sunshine Coast and North:- Follow the Gateway Motorway and take exit 110 -Old Gateway Motorway, and merge on to the Southern Cross Way. Follow for approximately 5.5 kilometres and then take the third exit -Kingsford Smith Drive towards Eagle Farm. Veer left onto Links Avenue North, turning right onto Kingsford Smith Drive when you reach the end. Follow Kingsford Smith Drive for approximately 1.5 kilometres and then turn right into Holt Street and follow to the end.
For families joining us at Tangalooma.
We’re looking forward to sharing this great day with you. Your children will be sorted into their groups to stay with our SEA LIFE staff. If you would like your child to join you for lunch or a swim you are more than welcome to come and get them from the SL staff member. Our staff have been told they are not to let a student walk off to find a family member. They will only let them go once the parent has collected them.
If you are not joining us at Tangalooma your child will be well supervised both in the water and during the duration of our adventure.
Each student will be required to stay with their group while they are snorkelling and collecting data on their reef slates.
Will we remind them to reapply sunblock but please ensure they have applied some before we leave for Tangalooma.