News, Updates, and Awards

Kids Saving Oceans is more than a business - I believe that conversations about the issues impacting our oceans matter. And I believe you are never too young to start talking about these issues. Click the picture for each story to read more!

Check out my conversation with Ms. Gayle and the Bloom Network! I had a chance to talk about my conservation efforts and the products I sell, in addition to the book I wrote!

Forbes Magazine wrote an article about me and the 14 other 2021 Barron Prize Award Winners! I loved reading all about everyone's passion for our planet. 

With 19 other amazing young people, I was featured in the Summer 2022 edition of Diversity in Action magazine as a 20 Under 20!

This was a really neat conversation with Mr. Mark and Fox News 13! He showcased the items I sell and how they are making a difference for our oceans and beaches.

I'm a Tampa Bay Parenting Kid to Know! I enjoyed talking with Ms. Julie about why I started Kids Saving Oceans and why it means to much to me!

I had a great time to be featured by Reason to Smile on NBC New Channel 8! It definitely made me smile and I hope it makes you smile too. Click the image above to watch my story!

I had a great time talking with some students with USF about why our oceans and beaches matter, why you're never too young to make a difference, and what we can all do about it. Check out my video interview above!

I was named a 2021 Time Magazine Kid of the Year Top 20 Finalist! This is so incredible to be selected with other amazing kids doing amazing things! Read more about it here:
Tampa Bay Times
St Pete Catalyst
ABC Action News
Fox 13 News

I'm so honored to receive recognition from Action for Nature as a 2021 notable honoree! The mission of Action for Nature is encouraging young people to take personal action to nurture and protect a healthy environment on which all life depends

What an honor to be selected as a 2021 Environmental Protection Agency President's Environmental Youth Award Winner! I am so inspired by all the other students and teachs who are fighting everyday to save our planet and our oceans. Together we can, and we will, do big things.

Thank you Tampa Bay Lightning and Advent Health for recognizing Kids Saving Oceans as a 2021 Goal Getter! This was such a great experience and to able to spread the message of ocean conservation across the Lightning's fanbase was incredible. LET'S GO BOLTS!

I was happy to have the story of Kids Saving Oceans featured in my local Voyage Tampa digital magazine! The more people who know about the issues facing our oceans, the better change we have at solving them.

Everyday Young Heroes are young people who are improving their communities through service to others and making progress in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Thank you for this award!

We could all use some good news - and thank you to Shayna and Kristin for having me on Season 2, Episode 6 of your podcast Happy News Network!

I had a great time with my new friend Ethan and his podcast KidZ Pow3r! I love talking to other kids about Kids Saving Oceans and what we can do to save our planet. Thanks for having me on your podcast, Ethan!

My local news station, Bay News 9, honored me as an Everyday Hero! You can click above to watch my interview and learn more about Kids Saving Oceans.

I loved talking to the St. Pete Catalyst about why I started Kids Saving Oceans and what the future holds. What an honor to be considered an influencer in my hometown of St. Pete, FL!

I am honored to be named the 2020 St. Petersburg Most Valuable Burger! This award goes to an individual who is personally making a positive impact in our community and shows a love of St. Petersburg and goes above and beyond in all they do.

I won the 2020 Loggerhead Marinelife Center Blue Hatchling of the Year Award! This means a lot to me because of the important work Loggerhead does - their vision is to be a leading authority locally and internationally in ocean conservation via sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational programs.

What an honor to be selected as Oceana's 2020 Junior Ocean Champion! One young person is selected each year to celebrate their ocean advocacy. With so many kids doing good work across the country, this is very special to me!

I was named a 2020 Tampa Bay Inno Under 25 winner. This award recognizes standout entrepreneurs and innovators in Tampa Bay as part of the annual Inno Under 25 list.

I talked to Dr. Roy at the University of Florida IFAS about Kids Saving Oceans, what inspires me to save our oceans, and my new book! We had a great conversation and you can listen to it wherever you get your podcasts.

Did you know the proceeds from my new book, Kids Saving Oceans: Olivia Makes a Difference, go to Keep Pinellas Beautiful? Click above to read the great blog post they wrote about my and my book!

Thank you to Our Daily Planet for featuring me as an Ocean Hero! Please click the link above to read more about Kids Saving Oceans and why Our Daily Planet has recognized me as an ocean hero.

Celebrating People Making a Difference - The Tampa Bay Times profiles me and my family and what Kids Saving Oceans is doing in our local St. Petersburg, FL community to make a difference.

Kids Saving Oceans met with St. Pete Life Magazine to talk about me and my mission! We talked about how this Earth Day, all of our individual choices (with examples!) can, and will, change the world!

St Pete. Catalyst asked some of St. Pete’s best and brightest citizens to share one catalyzing idea for making St. Pete a better place to live. Read more to find out about my idea!

Regions Bank and community partners are helping me make an incredible difference for the environment. Read this neat profile of my win at St. Pete Pitch Night by sponsor Regions Bank!

Kids Saving Oceans won the first-ever St. Pete Pitch Night, beating out four other local businesses! Follow these links to read more about the event!
St. Pete Catalyst
The Crows Nest
Tampa Bay Inno
Tampa Bay Business Journal

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Profiled by Tamika Cody of WTSP 10 News, I explain why cleaning our oceans is critical for the health of our planet and what my grand plan is for Kids Saving Oceans. You can read more about this and watch the video interview here.

Reporter Bobby Lewis from WTSP 10 News helps me tell my story and talks about what’s next for Kids Saving Oceans!

Published in Green Bench Monthly, read about my inspiration and learn some tips for keeping our oceans clean!

Produced by award-winning marketing and advertising agency SPARK, follow along as I implement Earth Week at my elementary school.

Listen to how I tell you the tale of how sharks inspired a first grader (me!) to start a business and how his business is inspiring others to turn their love of the ocean into action at the St. Pete Chapter of Creative Mornings. 

Blink;Tech profiled Kids Saving Oceans and me, including my 2019 trip to Washington, DC when he met with the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

Sean Daly from ABC Action News interviewed me to talk about why I started Kids Saving Oceans and what the future holds.

The Hustle shines a light on artists, creatives, solopreneurs, small business owners, and side hustlers. Click here to read about Kids Saving Oceans hustling!

When I was 6, watch me talk to the St. Petersburg, FL City Council about banning plastic straws and polystyrene. (Spoiler alert: the ban passed!)