About "Ocean Bridge"

News and voices from Ocean Wise’s Ocean Bridge program.

The view from Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior. (Photo: Connor Garrod)

The view from Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior. (Photo: Connor Garrod)

Photo: Connor Garrod
Forming a connection with water brings us closer together as humans
Kayoung Heo with her Ocean Bridge peers

Kayoung Heo snaps a selfie with other members of the 2019 Ocean Bridge program during their wilderness expedition along the North Shore of Lake Superior. (Photo: Kayoung Heo)

Photo: Kayoung Heo
How can we be living examples of the word zaagi'idewin?
2019 Ocean Bridge youth on Lake Superior

Youth from the 2019 Ocean Bridge cohort look down on Lake Superior during their summer expedition to the North Shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area. (Photo: Talen Rimmer)

Photo: Talen Rimmer
On the shores of Lake Superior, I found solace in how close our country can become when we all share food together
Sunset on North Beach, Haida Gwaii

Sunset on North Beach, Haida Gwaii. (Photo: Jordan Bertagnolli)

Photo: Jordan Bertagnolli
As I think about all that we managed to pack into those 10 days, the memories that stand out all share a common thread: North Beach
Barnacles cling to a plastic bottle washed up on a beach in Haida Gwaii

Barnacles cling to a plastic bottle washed up on a beach in Haida Gwaii. (Photo: Hannah Kosick)

Photo: Hannah Kosick
Before joining Ocean Bridge, I was completely unaware of the extent of the problem of single-use plastic consumerism 

The Haida believe that we came from the ocean and that we will one day return to the waters, and this became evident in my short time on the archipelago. (Photo: Chúk Odenigbo)

Photo: Chúk Odenigbo
We are the ocean, yet we know not who we are, so we went to people who did
Youth expedition members haul a large fishing net off North Beach during a plastic debris cleanup.

Youth expedition members haul a large fishing net off North Beach during a plastic debris cleanup. (Photo: Dax Justin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Dax Justin/Canadian Geographic
This experience was key to developing our understanding of what citizen science is

Sunlight shining through the trees on Haida Gwaii. (Photo: Jasveen Brar)

Photo: Jasveen Brar
I’ve read statistics about the amount of plastic in our oceans, but to face the “elephant in the water” is a feeling I cannot name
The 2018 Ocean Bridge cohort gets to know each other during their first steps on a Haida Gwaii beach.

The 2018 Ocean Bridge cohort gets to know each other while taking their first steps on a Haida Gwaii beach. (Photo: Matthew Miller)

Photo: Matthew Miller
Bridging the gap between conservation and culture
Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii is often called “The Edge of the World.” That phrase came to take on new meaning for Ocean Bridge participant Jay Matsushiba. (Photo: Dax Justin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Dax Justin/Canadian Geographic
“The Edge of the World” became a meeting place, where the edges of my world collided with another
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