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
Rangatahi
Sharks
Turtles
New!
Learn to Draw - Orca
New!
Learn to Draw - Common Dolphin
Rangatahi
Whakataukī - Māori Proverbs
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?
What eats turtles?
Can you hold your breath longer than a fur seal?
Riley confronts a big fear
Love Our Sea song for ECEs
How does a dolphin move?
Seabirds and whales!
Whales can’t tell the difference between ...?
Riley swims with galapagos sharks
Is anything scared of a dolphin?
What is orca chocolate?
Whose skull am I holding?
How do you clean a dirty ocean?
What's so special about turtle shells?
How do rays breathe underwater?
What are zooplankton?
Meet the loggerhead turtle
Where do creatures poo in the ocean?
Threats to Māui dolphins
Who can set up a marine park?
How Dad saved a dolphin!
What is a habitat?
What is a food chain?
Which fish's poo makes sand?
Riley rescues a turtle!
What is it like to save an orca?
Catch fish not birds
Where did all the kelp go?
Riley's big Māui dolphin adventure
Where do common dolphins call home?
Which habitat would you rather live in?
Looking for a tiny dolphin
Riley finds where the baby fish live
Breathing is tricky for a turtle
How many eggs does this huge fish lay?
What do turtles use their back flippers for?
Where do Māui dolphins live?
Riley searches for sharks
Can you find the triplefin all over NZ?
Where do whales and dolphins hang out?
Are shipwrecks good or bad?
How much oxygen do sea plants produce?
Riley searches for crayfish