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World Oceans Weekend (Blair Drummond Safari Park)

Come and join the fun on World Oceans Weekend!

Every year, on the 8th of June, we celebrate World Oceans Day. This year we've decided to extend this to World Oceans Weekend! 

Come and join us at Blair Drummond for a fun filled weekend surrounded by your favorite animals, many of them which rely on the worlds oceans for their survival.

This year the Marine Conservation Society will be visiting the park to talk about the future of our oceans. Our team of keepers at Sea Lions and at Penguins will be talking about the importance of keeping our oceans clean and healthy. There will also be interactive touch tables, allowing children and adults alike to see the effects polluting our oceans can have on marine animals. Our Education Team will be on hand through out the day to answer any questions you might have.

This years theme is "Our Oceans, Our Future" - we will not only talk about the effect ocean pollution and over-fishing has on marine animals, but the effect it will have on the future of mankind. Why not come along and be a part of our "World Ocean Weekend" experience? We are here to inspire you to work out what you can do to safeguard our oceans for future generations!

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WorldOceanDay 2017 - SEAfety First
CC De Grote Post, Oostende, Belgium
WorldOceanDay 2017 - SEAfety First

The Belgian coastline - only 67 km long - is counting 82 manned rescue stations and therefore probably one of thesafest in the world for beach lovers. Rescuers, warning signs, flags and buoys ensure one cancarefree enjoy a day of sun, sea and beach. Nevertheless, beaches remain achallenging environment where danger sometimes comes from an unexpected angle. During theWorldOceanDay on the 8th of June in Oostende, Belgium and during summer pop-up activities along the coast, you will learn about one or more of the 13 possiblebeach hazards. Some occur more often and cause minor obstacles. Others are exceptional, but may have serious consequences. At these events you will learn how to prevent these hazards as a beach visitor. And what to do if you get into a dangerous situation. Because a warned person is worth two, SEAfety First!

► We kindly invite everyone to WorldOceanDay on the 8th of June at CC De Grote Post in Oostende, Belgium for an evening-filling program including (in Dutch only):

  • Peter Troch, expert on tides, waves and currents (Ghent University)
  • Thierry Scissler, medical emergency doctor (hospital AZ St Jan campus Serruys Oostende)
  • a debate on beach hazards with Jan Bourgois (water sportsmen and environmental physicist, Ghent University) and Carl De Caluwé (governor of the Province of West-Flanders)
  • stand-up comedy by Claude Willaert
  • video testimonials by rescuers of the Intercommunal Coastal Rescue Service of West Flanders IKWV
  • a sea market with interactive demonstrations about various hazards and rescue activities by our partners

Check out the WorldOceanDay program in all details on the SEAfety First website:www.vliz.be/seafetyfirst (in Dutch only). Participation in WereldOceaanDag is free, but registration is required.

►During the months of June, July and August, SEAfety First will appear here and there along the Belgian coast. Our partners breed on lectures, activities, expo and guided tours.

Keep a watch on the website www.vliz.be/seafetyfirst (in Dutch) about what, how and when of these pop-up activities!

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WorldOceansDay Twitter takeover
South African Shark Conservancy
WorldOceansDay Twitter takeover

13 young and developing scientists from the South African Shark Conservancy research team will host a Twitter takover on World Oceans Day. Each researcher will choose a topic related to the theme Our Oceans, Our Future and host a 15 minute Q&A session on the @SASC3 Twitter account. They will engage with a global community to discuss issues pertaining to ocean conservation and provide people with small solutions to help drive conservation change.

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XI Seminário de Manejo Integrado - Dia Mundial do Oceanos
Instituto Oceanográfico da USP - Auditório
XI Seminário de Manejo Integrado - Dia Mundial do Oceanos

Nesta edição o Seminário terá como tema “Reflexões sobre o Objetivo de Desenvolvimento Sustentável 14: Vida na água. A programação conta com palestras de instituições responsáveis por essa agenda no âmbito nacional e internacional, mas pretende dar voz aos alunos dos cursos de Ciências do Mar quanto aos desafios para atingir essa meta considerando as diferentes realidades ao longo da costa brasileira.

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Yacht Sail in Cork Harbour

With Sail Cork. Learn the ropes on a 36ft Yacht with a qualified Instructor/Skipper in the sheltered, beautiful waters of Cork Harbour. Enjoy lunch on-board, and follow the Ocean to City Race, taking in the stunning sights of Cobh, Roche’s Point Lighthouse, Spike Island and, home to the Irish Navy, Haulbowline.
Book Here: info@sailcork.com 021 4811237 €115pp.

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Yoga by the Sea
Saint Mary's Boat Club
Yoga by the Sea

Celebrate the oceans with the Ecology Action Centre by joining our invigorating, FREE yoga class at the Saint Mary's Boat Club on June 11th. Enjoy yoga instruction by Moriah Rose, spectacular ocean views and reconnect with the sea, as part of Oceans Week HFX.

The class will run from 10am to 11am. Please arrive a few minutes early and bring your yoga mat!

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Yoga on the Beach – Inchydoney, Cork

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Inchydoney beach for a free yoga on the beach at 10am on 10th June which will be followed by an Apple Corporate Volunteering Day. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Susan at svickers@eeu.antaisce.org.

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Young Change Makers go Under the Sea: an SDG Activate Talk @ UNICEF

On the eve of World Oceans Day, UNICEF invites the young public of New York City to discuss why preserving life below water is important to all our lives and one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that world leaders pledged to achieve by the year 2030. The SDG Activate Talk on Oceans: Young Change Makers go Under the Sea, is taking place on 7 June, during the UN Oceans Conference, to highlight initiatives and young individuals who are taking action, raising awareness and empowering their peers to join forces for the cause of clean seas.

Following an opening from UNICEF, an interactive dialogue between young people will take place to share why they were compelled to take action in their own lives (moderated by Sean Russell, Founder of the Stow it-Don't Throw It Project and Director of theYouth Ocean Conservation Summit). Panelists range from students to inventors and campaigners, including:

  • Karan Jerath, Young Leader for the SDGs, who will discuss his motivation behind his recent invention to clean ocean oil spills;
  • Melati and Isabel Widjsen, Bali community organizers and campaigners who founded ‘Bye Bye Plastic Bags';
  • Ben May, Director of Communications at the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
  • Emil, a student who was activated by the World’s Largest Lesson, an initiative that brings the SDGs to life in the classroom through creative and educational content.

Announcing the launch of the new “Annie Sunbeam and Friends” comic by UNICEF’s Comics Uniting Nations partner and previewing other existing educational and entertainment initiatives, participants will then be invited to a reception of food and beverage and a marketplace of inspiration to celebrate World Oceans Day and beyond.

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Youth Ocean Workshops
Youth Ocean Workshops

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is partnering with the Marine Institute, ACAP and the Qalipu First Nations for a series of six youth oceans workshops for all K-12 students in the areas of Corner Brook, Benoit’s Cove, Meadows, Pasadena and Deer Lake. One workshop will be facilitated in French. Workshops will include Aboriginal water dance/and presentations in respect to the ocean, talks on expanding the opportunity to increase awareness about marine sustainability, and provide hands on engagement activities in marine innovation and youth leadership.

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