Young Ocean Explorers:

Since 2012 we’ve been on a mission to inspire kids to love our ocean, through entertaining education. 

We want to capture children’s imaginations through great storytelling, bringing the beauty, awe and fascination of the ocean and its inhabitants alive. 

Our vision is to create generational change by connecting hearts and minds with the importance of enjoying and caring for our oceans and give them tools to make a better future. 

There’s never been a more vital time for the health of the ocean and this planet than now! 

Enjoy!

Steve + Riley Hathaway

 

RILEY HATHAWAY - “The ocean is so fascinating and amazing – I hope you enjoy our stories and want to be Young Ocean Explorers too!”

Age?
18

Best experience on the ocean?
Swimming with turtles is incredible, but nothing compares to having a humpback whale swimming right next to our boat!

Hobbies?
I love hanging out with friends, spending time in the ocean and playing sports for fun.

What are you scared of?
Dad’s jokes!

Where do you live?
Snells Beach, in beautiful New Zealand

 

STEVE HATHAWAY - “I’ve never felt so alive as when I’m filming underwater”

Job?
Underwater cameraman

Favourite marine animal?
Striped marlin

Hobbies?
I love anything to do with the ocean, but mainly scuba diving, snorkeling, waterskiing and surfing

What are you scared of?
Crabs nipping my toes

Steve's footage has appeared on many international documentaries, including BBC’s series Blue Planet 2 (which he received a BAFTA award for) and ‘Blackfish’.

 

2018 Centre of Social Impact Report

Download the report to read about the amazing impact Young Ocean Explorers is having in New Zealand classrooms:

https://www.youngoceanexplorers.com/documents/YOE-evaluation-report-final.pdf

 

Dolphins
Hauraki Gulf
Sharks
Turtles
Mana
Do you have the mana of an orca?
Hongi
How 2 Hongi
Te reo!
What is in a name?
Te reo!
Te haerenga wawau o te kirihou
Wheke
Fantastic Wheke facts!
Stop plastic!
Crazy plastic journey
What is an apex predator?
Why is plastic so bad for sea creatures?
Why do orca end up stuck on the beach?
What is this creature?
Can you hold your breath longer than a fur seal?
What eats turtles?
Riley confronts a big fear
Love Our Sea song for ECEs
Seabirds and whales!
How does a dolphin move?
Whales can’t tell the difference between ...?
Riley swims with galapagos sharks
What is orca chocolate?
Whose skull am I holding?
Is anything scared of a dolphin?
How do you clean a dirty ocean?
How do rays breathe underwater?
What's so special about turtle shells?
Where do creatures poo in the ocean?
Meet the loggerhead turtle
What are zooplankton?
Threats to Māui dolphins
How Dad saved a dolphin!
Who can set up a marine park?
Which fish's poo makes sand?
What is a food chain?
What is a habitat?
Riley rescues a turtle!
What is it like to save an orca?
Catch fish not birds
Riley's big Māui dolphin adventure
Where did all the kelp go?
Which habitat would you rather live in?
Where do common dolphins call home?
Looking for a tiny dolphin
Riley finds where the baby fish live
Where do Māui dolphins live?
What do turtles use their back flippers for?
How many eggs does this huge fish lay?
Can you find the triplefin all over NZ?
Riley searches for sharks
Breathing is tricky for a turtle
Where do whales and dolphins hang out?
Riley searches for crayfish
Are shipwrecks good or bad?
How much oxygen do sea plants produce?