World Oceans Day is 8 June

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Join the World Oceans Day Youth Networks to Celebrate June 8 and Engage Ocean Leaders Globally

In just one week, on June 8, 2017, millions of people from across our blue planet will celebrate World Oceans Day. With the theme this year, “Our Oceans, Our Future,” organizations and individuals in over 100 countries around the world will focus on the prevention of plastic ocean pollution through events in their communities, special announcements and everything in between.

Kara DiCamillo 02-Jun-2017
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Celebrations Around the World!

Hundreds of events have been registered for World Oceans Day 2017! Check out the event map to find events happening near you around June 8. From beach cleanups to online webinars, and concerts to fun runs, there is a celebration for everyone this World Oceans Day. Here’s a snapshot of some of the events happening this year.

Samantha Mackiewicz 01-Jun-2017
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Last-Minute Ways to Celebrate the Sea

World Oceans Day is almost here, and if you don’t know how you’re going to celebrate yet, this post is for you. Maybe World Oceans Day snuck up on you this year, or maybe you just didn’t have time to put together that lesson plan, cleanup, or workshop… either way, we’ve got you covered with these stress-free ideas.

Alexandra Thomsen 25-May-2017
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Sea Youth Rise Up 2017!

Calling young ocean conservationists ages 14-21! Enter the Sea Youth Rise Up Video Competition to share your opinion on ocean conservation challenges and solutions for the chance to travel to New York City on June 3-5 to speak up for ocean conservation to a global audience in honor of World Oceans Day! Entries due May 24, 2017.

Samantha Mackiewicz 17-May-2017
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Event Ideas for Inland Celebrations

Don’t live by a beach? Never been SCUBA diving or surfing? Don’t worry, everyone can play an important role in protecting the ocean– on World Oceans Day and every day! Whether we live on the coast or miles away from the sea, we are all connected to the ocean and can take action to positively impact ocean health.

Samantha Mackiewicz 09-May-2017
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Seas the Day in May: Green Gardening

This May, green your garden the environmentally friendly way! If you are fortunate enough to have a garden or lawn to care for this spring, this post will help you water, manage weeds and pests, and keep your garden green without harming the ocean and other life. Even if you don’t have your own garden, these tips can also help you maintain an ocean-friendly plot in a community garden! Or, enjoy the May flowers with a few potted plants or a planter box.

Alexandra Thomsen 03-May-2017
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Surf's Up! Event Ideas for Surfers

As a surfer you know how important a beautiful, clean, and healthy ocean is for recreation, enjoyment, and our own health. What can you do to help keep the ocean beautiful? Check out what other surfers and surf organizations around the world did to celebrate World Oceans Day last year and start planning your own event for this year. Get ready to hit the waves, have fun and take action with your favorite activity- surfing!

Samantha Mackiewicz 28-Apr-2017
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From Earth Day to World Oceans Day: Bringing Awareness to our Beloved Seas

Earth Day is just a few days away! It has never been more paramount to bring awareness to the efforts of environmental leaders working to ensure our planet’s future. While there are plenty of ways to improve the environment on land, it is important to raise awareness to the threats to our beloved oceans! World Oceans Day is June 8th and Earth Day Texas has chosen the ocean as the theme for this year’s event.

Rosalynn Vasquez 20-Apr-2017
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Setting Sail for World Oceans Day

Get out on the water this World Oceans Day and experience the magic of the seas for yourself by going sailing. You’ll be joining sailors around the world who are holding World Oceans Day events and working together to keep our oceans healthy for future generations. There are so many ways sailors, sailing clubs and organizations can celebrate the seas this year. Get ready to hoist your sails and adjust your heading towards ocean conservation this World Oceans Day with these ideas and resources.

Samantha Mackiewicz 11-Apr-2017
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