About Sea Smart


Sea Smart is a non-profit that delivers innovative, engaging education programs based on science and current ocean issues to empower youth to be environmental champions in Metro Vancouver. Our team of marine biologists and oceanographers are passionate about youth education and environmental sustainability.

Sea Smart uses fun, hands-on games and activities to teach youth in Kindergarten to Grade 12 about current issues impacting our oceans and get them brainstorming solutions in our school programs, after school programs, and summer camps. Created by marine biologist Dr. Elaine Leung, Sea Smart helps youth understand the role they play in making the world a better place…all in a fun, educational program that fulfills the requirements of the new BC Ministry of Education’s curriculum. Help your kids build essential life skills such as creative thinking, personal awareness, and social responsibility, while gaining an awareness and appreciation of our incredible natural surroundings. 

No oceans, no us. Sea Smart’s innovative curriculum teaches youth about ocean issues with a solutions-based approach that is much needed in this day and age when environmental problems are overwhelming and it is easy to lose hope. Inspire your kids or students to get outdoors, become environmental champions and make a positive difference in the world in Sea Smart’s school programs, after school programs, and summer camps in Metro Vancouver. 


Dr. Elaine Leung, or Dr. E as she’s known to her students, founded Sea Smart to inspire and empower youth to love and protect our oceans. Youth are spending over half of their waking hours behind a tv, computer, tablet, or phone. They are losing their connection with nature and this is a problem because you only protect what you love. Dr. Leung created Sea Smart's school programs, after school programs, and summer camps to help youth foster curiosity and connection with nature.

Dr. Leung has over 15 years experience as a marine biologist, working with various governments, universities, non-profits, and industry. Her research on threatened marine animals has taken her around the world, including places like Alaska, Antarctica, BC, Hawaii, and New Zealand. Dr. Leung knows first-hand that our environment is facing many threats. But the good news is, there is something each and every one of us can do to protect our environment. Sea Smart's school programs, after school programs, and summer camps inspire youth to love and respect our oceans and understand the roles they can play in protecting our planet. Through practical solutions and the latest information, kids get to see how even their smallest actions can make a huge impact on the world around them. 

Find out more about Dr. Leung here