Ocean Heroes in the News

Ocean Heroes named National Geographic Young Explorers

July 14, 2020

Several members of the Ocean Heroes Network have been named National Geographic Young Explorers. Ocean Hero Shelby O'Neil is part of the spring 2020 cohort for her work to reduce ocean plastic pollution and educate younger students. This international recognition comes with a grant to support her organization, Jr. Ocean Guardians.

Also part of spring 2020's cohort is Baylee Ritter, a 2019 Bootcamp partner who developed Rise Up!, a youth-led webinar series that empowers youth with the skills needed to make change.

The fall 2019 cohort also includes Kehkashan Basu, a 2019 Bootcamp Squad Leader and founder of Green Hope Foundation which aims to provide youth with a networking platform to implement the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Shelby O'Neil at a beach cleanup she organized in 2018
Shelby O'Neil at a beach cleanup she organized in 2018