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.

Workshop 3 for OY Sydney

8:00 AM at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Welcome to your third workshop OY Sydney!

Today you'll be starting the day with animal keepers and aquarists in sections you've not been in yet.

After a short break you'll then join Sarah, Guest Experience Extraordinaire for an introduction into communicating with visitors and how to tell a compelling story. This segment will then be followed by a guest experience by the Marine Stewardship Council who will introduce you to the world of sustainable seafood and why every seafood purchase you make can change our oceans!

Where to meet:

Carpark in Wheat Rd (adjacent to the aquarium and alongside the Merlin admin building). Please be on time as we don't want our hungry animals to have to wait!

What to bring:

Ocean Youth and SEA LIFE Trust are single use plastic free. We'd appreciate if you ditched the single use plastic bags, water bottles, coffee cups and straws while you're with us, and hopefully beyond. As such you'll need to bring:

  • A reusable water bottle and coffee cup (if you drink tea or coffee).
  • Food for your break. There's also a cafe within the aquarium that you are welcome to.
  • Ideas of what you'd like to do or achieve as part of the program. We want to help you shine cos you're a star who wants to help our precious oceans.
If you have any other questions that have not been answered here please email us at



7:00 AM at multiple locations



Seaweek is Australia's major national public awareness campaign to focus community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea. Seaweek gives us a fantastic opportunity to promote educational issues of relevance to the marine environment.

Themes for the next 7 years (2016-2022) will follow the 7 Principles of Ocean Literacy.

This year's Seaweek theme is the second of the Ocean Literacy Principles: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth. Find out more about the Ocean Literary Principle 2.

International Coastal Clean Up

8:00 AM at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary


Today we'll be going on our first ocean adventure! We're kayaking across to Store Beach, one of the most beautiful harbour beaches ever! It's also critical habitat for Little Penguins. We might be lucky enough to hear their gorgeous 'honks'.

We'll meet at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary where you'll receive a briefing on today's activities.

BRING: Waterproof gear with swimmers underneath. You're likely to get a little wet. Hat + sunscreen. Lunch & water in reusable containers - no single use plastic please :)

MEET: 8am out the front of Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary,

This event is weather pending. If weather is looking dodgy closer to the event date we will provide updates.

Mammal training session!

2:30 PM at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Today you'll be working with the seal trainers at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and getting up close and personal with their gorgeous seals.

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Thanks to our partners:

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Threatened Species Day

7:00 AM at multiple locations

1,700 Aussie species are known to be threatened and at risk of extinction!
National Threatened Species Day is celebrated across the country to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction and to highlight the amazing work that is being done to save them.

No matter what your background, age or expertise, you can get involved with conservation programs and help the recovery of threatened animals and plants. Learn more about how you, your school or community can get involved.

Click here to find out about TSD events near you.