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 Ranger Day + rockpool ramble.

8:30 AM at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Today is a busy day! You'll be enjoying our Ocean Ranger Day at the aquarium. It is the full day program (booklet sent in email). Registration is at 8.30am and normally finishes at 2.30pm but today we will walk down to Mooloolaba beach to look at the rock pools at low tide using our reef slate kits. This data will be used by Reef Check Australia and will be uploaded to their website. You will need closed in shoes, drink bottle and reef slates. Pick up will be 3.30pm back at the aquarium.
The information booklet attached shows your meals for the day and an outline of the day.

Meeting time: 8.30am

Meeting place: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Bring/wear: closed in shoes, OY T shirt, cap, watter bottle, reef slate.

Thanks to our partners for today:

OY Careers Day

10:30 AM at University of Sunshine Coast

University Careers Day @ University of Sunshine Coast
You will need to make your own way to the campus but your parents can stay and listen to the careers day talk.
The time line is as follows:
10.30am : Arrival and meet USC Student Ambassador (meeting place to be advised)
1.45am - 11.45am H21.01 Sustainability presentation with Dr Tristan Pearce
11.45am - 12.10pm Lunch (please bring your own lunch and drink in reusable containers)
12.10pm - 12.30pm Short talk at Sustainability Centre on compactor and sustainability tour.
12.45pm finish and home.

Meeting place: University of Sunshine Coast

Time: 10.30am

Bring: OY T-shirt, food and drink in reusable containers




Plastic Free July

7:00 AM

It's Plastic Free July and you know what that means; having a look at the plastic you consume in your daily life and seeing what you can refuse and reduce by switching over to recyclables.

Did you know that scientists have predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish?

That's pretty horrific. The good news is that plastic pollution is a relatively easy issue to fix. It just takes all of us to do a few simple things in our daily lives.

The really easy single use plastic items to reduce and refuse are:

1. Water bottles

2. Shopping bags

3. Coffee cups

4. Straws

The other part of the equation is to get the existing plastic out of our environment. Again, we can all make a positive difference for our oceans by picking up the rubbish we see around us. You'll find that once you start you can't stop and it's pretty contagious too!

Register for the Plastic Free July challenge at and let us know all about it via #teamturtle or email us at