WHEN: 

Wed. June 8th @ 12:30pm-1:30pm EST LIVE from New York Aquarium

WHAT: 

Featuring Join 7 all-star young ocean leaders as they raise awareness about 

important global ocean issues and share ideas for youth-driven solutions to these 

pressing challenges. The conversation will be facilitated by 

Danni Washington (ocean advocate, TV personality and co-founder of the Big Blue & You) and Sean Russell

(Youth engagement strategist and director of the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit).  

Ben May - Mt. Sinai, New York

Laura Johnson - Boca Raton, Florida 

Dazja Dorsey - Baltimore, Maryland

Baylee Ritter - Chicago, Illinois

Simeon Bethel - Eleuthra, The Bahamas

Lindsy Myers - Seattle, Washington

Gabriella Schauber - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

WHY: 

The Sea Youth Rise Up campaign was launched to serve as a platform to inspire young 

people to RISE UP for our ocean by taking action in their communities.  Fueled 

by the enthusiasm and passion of the selected youth leaders, SYRUp is reimagining the way we bring 

attention to ocean conservation and is creating a digital platform for other young people 

to make a difference for our blue planet.  

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:

Both LIVE broadcast events are designed for young people, around the world, who are interested 

in protecting the ocean. You can watch the LIVE broadcast on YouTube from classrooms, on your 

own smartphone/computer, or at select collaborating aquariums/zoos. We will also stream the 

journey of these 7 youth leaders on Periscope or follow them on Snapchat @SeaYouthRiseUp 

throughout the week while they travel to NYC and Washington DC.


SIGN UP TO WATCH LIVE BROADCAST ON JUNE 8th, 2016 @ 12:30-1:30pm EST 

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