WAVEMAKER
PROGRAMME

You’ve got the power to unlock an Ocean positive future. You can use your unique skills, talents, and voice to make a greater impact. Want to know how? We’ve got the tools and resources to accelerate your journey. 

WHAT IS THE WAVEMAKER PROGRAMME?

42% OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
ARE UNDER 25 WHICH MAKES YOU POWERFUL.

We support young people making waves for our planet through engaging resources and tools.
Ocean Generation

It’s simple: A healthy Ocean is essential for all life on Earth.  

 

So, we support young people, like you, to get educated and empowered to take action to protect Earth’s most important ecosystem. 

 

How? We translate complex Ocean Science into engaging content and practical tools and run skills development workshops and incubate innovation for 16 – 25-year-olds.  

 

The time to get informed, take action, skill up, and make waves is now. 

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IMPACT

THE IMPACT OF A SINGLE WAVE IS IMMENSE.
TOGETHER, WE
CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
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  • 6,188

    PARTICIPANTS

    In 2022, 6,188 young people engaged in our Wavemaker Programme.
  • 4 STAR

    SATISFACTION RATE

    Participants rated this workshop 4 out of 5 stars, on average.
  • 8

    CONTENT COLLABORATIONS

    We amplify young voices; sharing stories from Wavemakers across the world who are taking action – locally or globally – to protect the Ocean.
  • 75%

    EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

    75% of participants felt they gained employability skills.

You’re a Wavemaker.

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WAVEMAKERS
IN ACTION 

Stories and insights about and by our Wavemakers to inform your own environmental action.  

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AS THE FIRST GENERATION TO DEEPLY UNDERSTAND OCEAN ISSUES, WE ARE THE LAST GENERATION TO STOP THEM.   

Identify your unique skills and get access to tools that support you taking action. 

In our workshops, you’ll learn how to:  

  • Unlock your "superpower" and get tips to apply it and drive positive impact.
  • Learn about the interconnectedness of our Ocean, human threats it faces, and how we are part of the solution.
  • Explore elements of our Campaign Toolkit which enables you to create lasting change.
  • Discover how you can build sustainability into your career choices.
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Dr Gemma Connell
Youth Programme Developer
  • WOMEN OF THE DEEP: UNLOCK YOUR SUPERPOWER FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

    Unlock your “superpower” and get tips on how you can apply it to drive impact.

     

    Understand the interconnectedness of our Ocean and how what you value is affected by Ocean Threats.

     

    Swim through real world examples of incredible women who have built careers out of using their superpowers!

     

    Unpack how you can build sustainability into your career choices – beyond traditional Blue and Green Careers.

    Date and time 8 March, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
    Free online event
  • UNDERSTANDING OCEAN THREATS IN FASHION AND TEXTILES

    Swim through the 5 Ocean Threats: what are they, what’s their impact, and what is our role as Wavemakers, with a particular focus on how what we wear and what we buy threatens our Ocean.

     

    Understand the interconnectedness of our Ocean, the human threats it faces and how we can all be part of solutions.

     

    Gain insight into real world examples of innovative Ocean solutions in Fashion and Textiles and be inspired to create too.

     

    Deep dive into Pollution as one of the 5 Ocean Threats and be introduced to our framework that allows you to focus your effort and energy in an Ocean Intelligent way.

    Date and time 22 April, 2024 17:00 - 18:30
    Free online event
  • UNDERSTANDING OCEAN THREATS: FOCUS ON THE DEEP OCEAN

    Swim through the 5 Ocean Threats: what are they, what’s their impact, and what is our role as Wavemakers, with a particular focus on the creatures that inhabit the Deep Ocean.

     

    Understand the interconnectedness of our Ocean, the human threats it faces and how we can all be part of solutions.

     

    Gain insight into real world examples of innovative Ocean solutions and be inspired to create too.

    Date and time 21 May, 2024 17:00 - 18:30
    Free online event
  • DEEP CURRENTS: OCEAN GENERATION X SOUTH ASIANS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

    We have teamed up with South Asians for Sustainability to develop a workshop (first of its kind!), curated and tailored for South Asian diasporic communities. As an attendee, you’ll be diving into your own values and natural skill set to see where you can be more Ocean intelligent in your everyday lives, your future careers and beyond.

     

    South Asians for Sustainability exists to bridge the diversity gap in the environment and sustainability professional sector and make climate conscious choices culturally relevant.

     

    We’ll also encourage exploration of how your cultural heritage forms a part of your values and “superpower” and invite anyone thinking about pursuing purposeful careers to join us. Everyone from all faiths, backgrounds, abilities, and ethnicities are welcome to join the session.

    Date and time 20 March, 2024 16:00 - 18:30
    Free online event

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YOU HAVE STORIES. WE WANT TO AMPLIFY THEM.

Be a voice for our Ocean

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    Your stories can make waves.

    The most effective way to raise awareness about our Ocean and its importance is through storytelling.

     

    We want to share your stories and insights our big blue planet.

     

    Gain experience in content creation as you create written/ video content about the world through an Ocean positive lens.
    *Selected Wavemaker Stories will be amplified on our social channels and earn £50.