World Oceans Day Youthathon
June 20, 2020

Update 6/16/20: Youthathon is RESCHEDULED for June 20th & 21st.

Update 6/3/20: Youthathon is POSTPONED in solidarity and support of the global Black Lives Matter movement. The goal of Youthathon is to provide a platform for those around the world to share their vision for a healthy and sustainable future. And by postponing, we hope to provide a space for the voices, work, and action of the black community to be heard and supported.


Celebrate and take action this World Oceans Day by tuning in to Youthathon – a 24-hour livestream event providing a digital community for young people to join the global movement to protect our shared blue planet and learn more about conservation efforts around the world. This live event will be co-hosted by youth-led organizations around the globe and feature topics on conservation, art, science, marine biology, music, storytelling, and more!

Join Bow Seat for Creativity in Conservation: A Panel with Youth Artists
Saturday, June 6th
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Art is a necessary tool in the global movement to raise awareness of environmental issues and solutions, and to motivate communities to take action for our blue planet. Hear from youth activists from around the world about how they use visual art, dance, and poetry to bring people together to care for our oceans. Get inspired to use your own creative voice as a tool for positive change!


  • Moderator: Alyssa Irizarry, Senior Vice President, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
  • E Wen Wong: 17-year-old New Zealander, E Wen Wong, founded P.S. Our Beaches (Plastic Pollution for our Beaches) when she was 13. Through P.S. Our Beaches, E Wen has co-ordinating clean-ups, the EnviroPAST conference and environmental poetry, alongside a global membership base.
  • Ashley Park: Ashley Park is a high school student in New Jersey who is passionate about using her visual art and writing to inspire people’s behavior and views on societal issues impacting our communities. Ashley has produced numerous works of art conveying thought-provoking messages and commentary on climate change and other environmental concerns.
  • Caitlin Roberts: Caitlin Roberts grew up on the coast of both California and Alaska, leading to her great appreciation of the ocean. She now incorporates dance and writing into ocean conservation, combining all her passions into one.
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