2019 Bootcamp Schedule

Friday, June 28th - Sunday, June 30th

2019 Bootcamp Schedule

Friday, June 28th - Sunday, June 30th


Hey there Ocean Hero! Are you ready for Bootcamp this June? Check out the full schedule below to see what you'll be doing once you arrive in Vancouver. Have travel-related questions? Check out the FAQ page or get in touch via email if you're curious about something not answered here.



Hey there Ocean Hero! Are you ready for Bootcamp this June? Check out the full schedule below to see what you'll be doing once you arrive in Vancouver. Have travel-related questions? Check out the FAQ page or get in touch via email if you're curious about something not answered here.


12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION

Upon your arrival Vancouver airport, you’ll be welcomed by an Ocean Heroes Bootcamp representative and will travel, by shuttle bus, to the University of British Columbia. When you get to UBC’s campus, you’ll grab your swag bag and meet the team for check-in and room registration!

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

MEET YOUR SQUAD LEADERS

Meet and greet with your Squad Leaders before you travel together to the opening dinner. Your parents and guardians are welcome to join for the opening dinner. Please have them RSVP to us before June 5th if they plan to attend: [email protected]

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

OPENING DINNER

Dinner with your new pod squad! Mix and mingle with internationally recognized youth leaders like Melati Wisjen, co-founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, UN Environment Young Champion Kaya Dorey, and others. Plus, a surprise musical performance will close out the night.

*Please Note: Schedules Vary Slightly per Group. Ocean Heroes will be split into groups of 25 and will cycle through each of the 6 core workshops on both Saturday and Sunday.

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

BREAKFAST + ENERGIZER

Guided by your MC Doshi of Algalita, you’ll get the day started right with breakfast at the Vanier Dorms on campus.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

OPENING PLENARY

Alright Ocean Heroes, let’s get started! The opening plenary will feature a presentation on campaigning from Lonely Whale, an exercize on how to confront trolls by Actor & UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier, and a panel on corporate engagement featuring executives from Hoffmaster, Alaska Airlines, and more. Moderated by Squad Leader & Founder of Jr. Ocean Guardians Shelby O’Neil.

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM     MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CAMPAIGNING 101

Ready to beat plastic pollution? Step one is understanding how to campaign. Award-winning non-profit Lonely Whale will get you started on your hero’s journey, walking you through how to setup your campaign, track its impact, and understand the change curve.

PLASTICS POLICY 101

Did you know that you have the power to affect corporate and public policies? The Ocean Project will lead you through examples from around the world that demonstrate how people of all ages and backgrounds can engage in policy. After this session you will be able to identify and speak to local decision-makers who can help make your campaign a success!

MEDIA TRAINING

Learn what is means to be a communicator in today’s ever changing media and social media landscape. Join leading Science Communicator Danni Washington, founder of Big Blue & You, and TV anchor and producer Angela Sun, creator of NatGeo’s Plastic Paradise, for a deep dive into crafting your personal brand on social media, leveraging influencers, and honing in on how you approach and talk to the press. You’ll work directly with these top strategists to both understand and then develop a communications plan to support your campaign after Bootcamp ends.

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty (well, not TOO dirty) and learn what it means to become a citizen scientist! Led by Jeff Kirschner, founder of the award-winning Litterati app, and Courtney Kimmel of Captain Planet Foundation.

SCIENCE OF PLASTIC

So where does plastic end up, really? In this hands-on session Melissa Aguayo of the 5Gyres Institute will explain how plastic is made, what it breaks down into, and how it’s impacting our ocean today.

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM     OCEAN HERO GUARDIANS’ TRACK

*Runs in Parallel to Youth Programming

MUTLI-SESSIONS

Developed for parents and guardians of the 2019 Ocean Heroes, this multi-session program will help you understand plastic pollution, campaigning, and how to best support your Ocean Hero post Bootcamp. Featured speakers include parents for 2018 Ocean Heroes and award-winning campaign activists including Erin Schrode and Melati Wisjen, among others.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

LUNCH + LEARN

Grab lunch with your pod squad and take some time to talk about your experience as an Ocean Hero. Your MC Doshi will be there to guide you with fun games while you hang out and get to know each other.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

PITCHING LIKE A PRO

Have you ever wondered what makes a good elevator pitch? Well, here’s your chance to learn! In advance of the closing Pitch Presentations, you’ll learn the ins and outs of pitching from the experts. Led by Lonely Whale and Captain Planet Foundation.

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

SNACK BREAK

Hosted by our friends at Nature’s Path, Vancouver locals! Grab one of their organic snack bars or fill up your Klean Kanteen canister with some granola, there will be options for everyone.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Stay tuned Ocean Heroes – we’ve got a surprise for you!

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM

LOST ART OF LOVE LETTERS

As Jacques Cousteau said, “people protect what they love.” Love Letters to the Sea, founded by Sondra Weiss, empowers participants to act as a voice for the ocean, creating political change and ocean protection. This hands-on art activity will get you started on your own journey as an “artivist”.

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

SCIENCE GALA

Presented by our 2019 hosts at Ocean Wise, the Science Gala is your change to explore the Vancouver Aquarium and mix and mingle with your fellow Ocean Heroes. Featuring a keynote by Jamie Margolin, co-founder of Zero Hour, and presentations by Remote Network Ocean Heroes from around the world.

*Please Note: Schedules Vary Slightly per Group. Ocean Heroes will be split into groups of 25 and will cycle through each of the 6 core workshops on both Saturday and Sunday.

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

BREAKFAST + PACK UP

Enjoy your final breakfast in the UBC Dorms and pack up your things before you head out for your workshops – you won’t be back to the dorms until Bootcamp is over!

8:30 AM – 10:45 PM     MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CAMPAIGNING 101

Ready to beat plastic pollution? Step one is understanding how to campaign. Award-winning non-profit Lonely Whale will get you started on your hero’s journey, walking you through how to setup your campaign, track its impact, and understand the change curve.

PLASTICS POLICY 101

Did you know that you have the power to affect corporate and public policies? The Ocean Project will lead you through examples from around the world that demonstrate how people of all ages and backgrounds can engage in policy. After this session you will be able to identify and speak to local decision-makers who can help make your campaign a success!

MEDIA TRAINING

Learn what is means to be a communicator in today’s ever changing media and social media landscape. Join leading Science Communicator Danni Washington, founder of Big Blue & You, and TV anchor and producer Angela Sun, creator of NatGeo’s Plastic Paradise, for a deep dive into crafting your personal brand on social media, leveraging influencers, and honing in on how you approach and talk to the press. You’ll work directly with these top strategists to both understand and then develop a communications plan to support your campaign after Bootcamp ends.

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty (well, not TOO dirty) and learn what it means to become a citizen scientist! Led by Jeff Kirschner, founder of the award-winning Litterati app, and Courtney Kimmel of Captain Planet Foundation.

SCIENCE OF PLASTIC

So where does plastic end up, really? In this hands-on session Melissa Aguayo of the 5Gyres Institute will explain how plastic is made, what it breaks down into, and how it’s impacting our ocean today.

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM     OCEAN HERO GUARDIANS’ TRACK

*Runs in Parallel to Youth Programming

MUTLI-SESSIONS

Developed for parents and guardians of the 2019 Ocean Heroes, this multi-session program will help you understand plastic pollution, campaigning, and how to best support your Ocean Hero post Bootcamp. Featured speakers include parents for 2018 Ocean Heroes and award-winning campaign activists including Erin Schrode and Melati Wisjen, among others.

11:00 PM – 11:30 PM

LUNCH + LEARN

Grab lunch with your pod squad and take some time to talk about your experience as an Ocean Hero. Your MC Doshi will be there to guide you with fun games while you hang out and get to know each other.

11:30 PM – 12:30 PM

PITCHING LIKE A PRO

Have you ever wondered what makes a good elevator pitch? Well, here’s your chance to learn! In advance of the closing Pitch Presentations, you’ll learn the ins and outs of pitching from the experts. Led by Lonely Whale and Captain Planet Foundation.

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Stay tuned Ocean Heroes – we’ve got a surprise for you!

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

THIS IS IT, CAMPAIGN PITCH PRESENTATIONS

The moment you’ve all been waiting for… time for your pitch presentations! A select group of Ocean Heroes will be nominated to present their campaign concepts on stage to a panel of expert judges. Stay tuned to learn more about the judges for the 2019 Bootcamp!

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

SHUTTLES TO AIRPORT

Leaving on Sunday? Great! We’ll take you by shuttle bus to the Vancouver International Airport. Need to stay until Monday morning (July 1st)? No worries! Please let us know at [email protected] so we can work with you and your guardian to confirm your schedule, food and accommodations for the additional night on campus.

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

OPTIONAL SESSIONS

Ready to dive deeper? Opt in for one of three optional master classes Sunday afternoon: Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Storytelling 101, or Recycling 101.

 

*For local Ocean Heroes or those staying 1 additional day only

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION

Upon your arrival Vancouver airport, you’ll welcomed by an Ocean Heroes Bootcamp representative and will travel, by shuttle bus, to the University of British Columbia. When you get to UBC’s campus, you’ll grab your swag bag and meet the team for check-in and room registration!

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

MEET YOUR SQUAD LEADERS

Meet and greet with your Squad Leaders before you travel together to the opening dinner.

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

OPENING DINNER

Dinner with your squad of Ocean Heroes! Mix and mingle with other youth leaders like Melati Wisjen, co-founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, UN Environment Young Champion Kaya Dorey, and a surprise musical performance.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION

Upon your arrival Vancouver airport, you’ll welcomed by an Ocean Heroes Bootcamp representative and will travel, by shuttle bus, to the University of British Columbia. When you get to UBC’s campus, you’ll grab your swag bag and meet the team for check-in and room registration!

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

MEET YOUR SQUAD LEADERS

Meet and greet with your Squad Leaders before you travel together to the opening dinner.

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

OPENING DINNER

Dinner with your squad of Ocean Heroes! Mix and mingle with other youth leaders like Melati Wisjen, co-founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, UN Environment Young Champion Kaya Dorey, and a surprise musical performance.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION

Upon your arrival Vancouver airport, you’ll welcomed by an Ocean Heroes Bootcamp representative and will travel, by shuttle bus, to the University of British Columbia. When you get to UBC’s campus, you’ll grab your swag bag and meet the team for check-in and room registration!

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

MEET YOUR SQUAD LEADERS

Meet and greet with your Squad Leaders before you travel together to the opening dinner.

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

OPENING DINNER

Dinner with your squad of Ocean Heroes! Mix and mingle with other youth leaders like Melati Wisjen, co-founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, UN Environment Young Champion Kaya Dorey, and a surprise musical performance.

SUPPORTED BY

SUPPORTED BY

OUR MISSION

Ocean Heroes Bootcamp empowers existing and emerging youth leaders to create their own campaigns to take action against ocean plastic pollution. The campaigns created by Ocean Heroes support the achievement UN SDG 14.1 by 2025 and strengthen the global Clean Seas campaign goal to turn the tide on plastic.

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OUR MISSION

Ocean Heroes Bootcamp empowers existing and emerging youth leaders to create their own campaigns to take action against ocean plastic pollution. The campaigns created by Ocean Heroes support the achievement UN SDG 14.1 by 2025 and strengthen the global Clean Seas campaign goal to turn the tide on plastic.

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GENERAL   /   [email protected]

MEDIA   /   [email protected]