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Who is Sea Smart and Why Do We Need Your Help NOW?

Sea Smart is a small Canadian charity that for 4 years has empowered almost 500,000 youth across the world to become ocean heroes. We work with kids of all ages along with adults to deliver ocean education in-person and online. We have also made it our mission to deliver our programs and educator resource kits to underserved communities in BC, Canada, and around the globe.

 Our Oceans Need Our Help

Over 70% of our planet is covered by oceans. Almost every breath you take comes from our oceans. Marine plants produce 70% of the oxygen we breathe and  our oceans control the weather and temperature. No matter how near or far from an ocean you live, no oceans, no us.  Our oceans need our help now . They are getting warmer and more acidic, coral reefs are dying, fish populations are collapsing, and many countries are treating the ocean like a trash can. 

 

As humans, we don't often stop to think that just because we can do something, doesn't mean we should. We don't intend to cause harm, but through our advancements as a species, we've done a lot of damage.  From factories that spill their toxic waste into the rivers and streams that lead to the oceans, to the unsustainable ways we’re catching seafood, to our desire for cheap clothes and products shipped around the world on cargo ships, and the convenience we seek through single-use plastics, humanity is having a huge impact on our oceans.  We are all a part of the problem for our oceans, but this also means that we can all be part of the solution.

What is Sea Smart Doing to Help? 

Our founder, Dr Elaine Leung, is a  marine biologist who has studied  threatened marine animals around the world for over 15 years. When she finished her PhD, she realized over 30 of the species that she had studied or interacted with will go extinct within her lifetime. That’s why she started Sea Smart. 

 

We believe strongly in the power of individual action to create positive change. We share our passion for ocean conservation with youth who still have a whole lifetime to create positive change for our oceans.  We use fun, innovative action-oriented, and solutions-based programs to get people excited about our oceans. We also teach them about ocean threats but more importantly the simple actions we can all take to help.

 

  Since 2016, we have taught over 30,000 people through in-person programs and educated almost 500,000 students in over 20 countries through our free online educator resources.  The ripple effect of our programs is truly amazing. Parents are constantly telling us how excited our students are to share what they’ve learned at home and they’re changing how things are being done at home.  Families tell us they are now spending more time at the beach, reducing their plastic use, eating sustainable seafood, and dinnertime conversations are now focused on ocean conservation!

 

It's only because of the generous donations that we've made such a huge impact on protecting our oceans.  It's only through your donations that our students have been able to make such a huge impact on their communities worldwide, as they've empowered themselves and each other to take action for the ocean. It's only through your help that kids in vulnerable and underserved communities can participate in Sea Smart's programs - giving them hope for a future where they can see healthy whales and turtles and not see a single piece of trash on our beaches.  It is only through your help, that we have a real chance of saving our oceans and by doing so, saving ourselves.

 

The future of our oceans, our children, our planet is at stake and we know that you care about what's happening and you want to do something about it.

Become an Ocean Hero. Donate today.

100% of your donations go directly to empowering kids to become ocean champions and make powerful waves of change around the world.  All donations will also be issued a tax receipt.  We give our donors full transparency about how their money is spent. These are examples of what we can achieve with your donations: 

$5: Ocean Ally

Any donation level will grant you exclusive access to a webinar delivered by Dr. Paloma Corvalan, a Biologist at Sea Smart. 

 

$20: Ocean Defender

  A $20 donation can go towards the development of free educator resources so teachers all around the world can teach their students about our oceans. This will also give you exclusive access to the webinar hosted by Dr. Paloma Corvalan.  

 

$50: Ocean Champion

  A $50 donation can go towards a shoreline cleanup so kids can participate in hands-on activities to protect our oceans. This will also give you exclusive access to the webinar hosted by Dr. Paloma Corvalan, and a social media shoutout from us as a thankyou.

 

$100: Ocean Hero

A $100 donation can provide a child with a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a summer camp at the beach.  This will also give you exclusive access to the webinar hosted by Dr. Paloma Corvalan, and a social media shoutout from us as a thankyou. We will also send you a personalized thank you note and give you access to a free self-led ocean defender course (valued at $50).

  Other Ways You Can Help:

1) Become a fundraiser

Fundraising with Sea Smart is a great way to connect with your friends, family, school, and community to empower youth to take action for our oceans. 100% of the funds you raise power Sea Smart’s mission to deliver fun, solutions-based programs that inspire kids to protect our oceans. Your donations go towards our Bursary Fund which provides a life-changing experience to the students who need it most. Click here to visit our fundraising page for more information.

2) Become a Corporate Donor

A partnership with Sea Smart is an impactful way to show that your organization supports youth education, the oceans, and the environment. Partnering with us means you’ll be reaching an audience of people that care about their community, the oceans, and the next generation. We work closely with our partners to develop mutually-beneficial programs, fundraising campaigns, media, and experiences that have a positive impact on our world. Click here to visit our partnership page for more information.

3) Follow us on Social Media

Following us on social media and signing up for our newsletter is another great way to help support us! Every like, comment, follow, and share we receive helps us reach more people with our mission. You can find us on Instagram

, Facebook , Twitter , Youtube , Pinterest , and LinkedIn .

Please click here to sign up for our newsletter  to stay up to date on our latest news and events, or subscribe to get free resources for your class or family!

Thank you!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far! We are very grateful for any support that you can give and are incredibly excited to continue to empower youth across the world to become ocean heroes with your help. We are so thankful that you have chosen to give the gift that could last a lifetime, inspire a career, and help our oceans. 



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$5 CAD
$5: Ocean Ally
Any donation level will grant you exclusive access to a webinar delivered by Dr. Paloma Corvalan, a Biologist at Sea Smart.
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$20 CAD
$20: Ocean Defender
A $20 donation can go towards the development of free educator resources so teachers all around the world can teach their students about our oceans. This will also give you exclusive access to the webinar hosted by Dr. Paloma Corvalan.
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$50 CAD
$50: Ocean Champion
A $50 donation can go towards a shoreline cleanup so kids can participate in hands-on activities to protect our oceans. This will also give you exclusive access to the webinar hosted by Dr. Paloma Corvalan, and a social media shoutout from us as a thankyou.
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$100 CAD
$100: Ocean Hero
A $100 donation can provide a child with a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a summer camp at the beach. This will also give you exclusive access to the webinar hosted by Dr. Paloma Corvalan, and a social media shoutout from us as a thankyou. We will also send you a personalized thank you note and give you free access to an ocean defender course (valued at $50).
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