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The Ocean Wise Sea Dome is back on the road delivering ocean education

This week, the Sea Dome kicked off a 2023 summer tour of Manitoba and Ontario 

Today marked the first day of the Ocean Wise Sea Dome 2023 summer tour. After last year’s inaugural tour of Alberta and Saskatchewan, the dome has headed further East to bring the ocean to communities, schools, and camps across Manitoba and Ontario.  

The Ocean Wise Sea Dome is an immersive, pop-up ocean adventure. The planetarium-style six-metre dome projects 360-degree 4K cinematic footage of the ocean and its creatures, transporting youth under the sea. Ocean Wise’s Mobile team are on hand to teach kids (and big kids) about ocean conservation, climate change, and fascinating marine animals by giving Sea Dome tours, showcasing amazing marine artifacts and providing hands-on interactive activities.  

Over the summer the team will be stopping in cities and towns including Winnipeg, Sault Ste. Marie, Ottawa, Thunder Day, and will be celebrating World Ocean Day on June 8th with a free, public event in Toronto at the Toronto Reference Library.  The Sea Dome will be visiting schools, camps, and community events as well as hosting several public events.

Last year’s tour through Western Canada saw the Ocean Wise Sea Dome spend 16 weeks on the road, visiting 17 communities, reaching 6000+ plus campers and students, and having 13,000+ community conversations. 

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the ocean across Canada for the second year in a row, this time expanding to Manitoba and Ontario. The health of the ocean impacts the health of the entire earth – and our waterways are profoundly interconnected. By visiting communities throughout Canada, Ocean Wise aims to create a lasting connecting to our ocean to encourage passion and care for the environment. Look out for the Ocean Wise Sea Dome in your community this summer!” – Mercedes Bosch Toca, Mobile Program Manager, Ocean Wise 

To book the Ocean Wise Sea Dome follow the link here.

Ocean Wise Sea Dome events available to the public include:

  • June 8, World Ocean Day, 2pm-7pm, Toronto Reference Library, Bram and Bluma Appel Salon (RSVP here)
  • June 30 – July 4, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa (times TBD)
  • July 8, Bramela City Centre, Brampton, Ontario, 12pm – 5pm
  • July 15 – 16, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario (times TBD)
  • July 29-30, Science North, Sudbury, Ontario (times TBD)

The Ocean Wise Sea Dome is part of Ocean Wise’s Mobile Programs as well as part of Waves of Change, a youth action and climate change initiative coalition between Ocean Wise, GreenLearning, TakingITGlobal, and the Centre for Global Education funded by the Government of Canada. 

About Ocean Wise 

Ocean Wise is a globally focused conservation organization on a mission to restore and protect our oceans. Through research, education, public engagement, and international collaborations, we empower communities to fight three major ocean challenges: ocean pollution, overfishing and climate change. By equipping and empowering individuals, communities, industries, and governments, we can create a future where people and our oceans can thrive. Ocean Wise is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with staff across Canada, Mexico, and Chile, and operates conservation projects that make national and international impact.  Learn more at  

About Waves of Change  

Waves of Change is a youth action and climate change initiative coalition between Ocean Wise, GreenLearning, TakingITGlobal, and the Centre for Global Education funded by the Government of Canada. 

Posted May 24, 2023 by Rosemary Newton

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