Donate to Mote to help the nonprofit, independent marine research institution fulfill its mission of conducting today’s research for tomorrow’s oceans. The Give-a-thon in honor of World Oceans Day is a 48-hour online fundraising event from noon on Friday, June 2 through noon on Sunday, June 4. This year, thanks to the generous support of Gene and Anne Beckstein, your gift will be doubled!
Focusing conservation efforts on finding solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter, the 2017 theme for World Ocean Day, Our Oceans, Our Future, aims to improve the health of our oceans for generations to come.
In the end, our ocean trash problem is a people problem. Living along the Gulf Coast, we can be part of the solution!
Did You Know? Plastic bottles and plastic bags are the most prevalent form of pollution found on our beaches and in our oceans? According to Ocean Conservancy, plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile.
Recycling is one tool in our tool box. But, with the peak recycling rate for post-consumer PET and HDPE (#1 and #2) bottles hovering around 30%, it means we are missing 7 out of 10 bottles! And, many of those bottles find their way into our waterways.
We may not be able to recycle our way out of this one! Especially since plastic production is expected to double in the next 20 years!
Our ocean plastic dilemma demands that we concentrate our efforts at the top of the waste hierarchy—reducing and reusing—along with recycling. New strategies are afoot, get ready for Plastic-Free July!
Come and celebrate World Oceans Day with a whole host of activities from organisations involved in protecting the oceans.
Information and activity stands will be based on the south side of the RNLI station on Blackpool central promenade.
Join a mini beach clean, go shark egg case hunting on the beach and get hands on with some of the marine life that lives in our fantastic oceans.
You can learn about Our Irish Sea and what you can do to help look after it, both at home and when you visit the beach.
This event will be delivered by
Sea Life Blackpool
Blackpool & the Fylde College
Wyre Council Rangers
Today, June 8, 2017, is World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future, and young people at the American Corners across #Cambodia are already being inspired to do what they can to preserve and protect the world's oceans and our environment.
The American Corners in Battambang, Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, and Phnom Penh all recently screened the award-winning documentary "A Plastic Ocean," a film the U.S. Embassy premiered in Cambodia that highlights the damage plastics can cause to the environment.
The students who saw the film in Kampong Cham and Siem Reap were motivated to hold trash clean-ups in their communities.
In addition, the young people who saw the documentary at the American Corner Cambodia - USEA, Siem Reap Angkor, later met with American artist John Melvin and visited a local gallery where John had exhibited a sculpture made of 8,000 used plastic bottles that highlighted the impact trash has on our planet.
Read more about World Oceans Day and how you can make a difference here: http://www.worldoceansday.org.
World Ocean Day: Keeping plastics out of our oceans
This year’s theme Our Oceans Our Future speaks to the sustainability of the ocean and how persons can contribute to good ocean governance. In Grenada’s case, tourism, shipping, fishing, marine navigation are among the main activities done in and around the ocean.
There is a short video and a news article outlining the ocean's importance to Granada and what they are doing to protect it.
June 8 is World Oceans Day and the citizens of many counties around the world are celebrating this day by creating and attending events in person as well as online that revolve around our seas.
You can get involved by panning an event or attending one online or in person, as it says on World Ocean Day’s website: “Celebrate – whether you live inland or on the coast, we are all connected to the ocean. Take the time to think about how the ocean affects you, and how you affect the ocean, and then organize or participate in activities that celebrate our ocean.”
This is our second World Oceans Day celebration. We are a collage student organization called: "Ocean Conservation Association of Qinzhou College".
In this World Oceans Day celebration, we will have a series of activities include ocean art and craft shows, ocean protection talk, outdoor game: "saving the Chinese white dolphin" and beach cleanup(on Jun 10).
We don't have many event image yet, the attachment is the gift for some attendance we made. so I hope I can share these photos with all others soon.
Love the ocean Save the ocean
Ocean Conservation Association, QInzhou College, Qinzhou City, Guangxi Province, P.R. China
The 8th of June, every year, the "World Oceans day" is celebrated.
On this day we would like to aknowldege the importance of the sea in our lives and therefore to create greater involvement in the preservation of this extraordinary resource.
For this day, the IMC Foundation of Torregrande has decided to involve all citizens in a series of activities on the sea!
The activities in the morning will take place on the beach and are dedicated to children. In the afternoon we will continue with a photographic exhibition that will involve the citizens, and to conclude, in the evening, the IMC and CNR researchers will present a workshop on Posidonia and plastic found on the beaches.
For the World Oceans Day, OGS and Marine Protected Area Miramare organize a day full of free appointments, with plastics and garbage collections proposed by WWF and Scienza under 18 isontina, 3D simulations and dialogues with researchers. The morning will be dedicated to schools while in the afternoon the venue will open the door to the public. Access is free, reservations at the https://goo.gl/WjsJmb link At 18.30, the grand finale in the city center with the screening of the documentary "The Secrets of the Gulf of Trieste" by Pietro Spirito and Luigi Zannini.
This is open to the public and college students and will be held at the Grenfell Campus from 6-8:30pm. Discussions will be held on the Carbon Code, Qalipu presentation, and a recap of Oceans Day events in the area followed by refreshments. Guest speaker: Dr. Brett Favaro from the Marine Institute.
As part of the Public Lecture Series by the Johnson Geo Centre, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has partnered with World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Johnson Geo Centre to provide a free evening of talks with an oceans focus. The lecture series is a platform to bring together scientists, researchers and the general public – effecting a sharing of knowledge that can broaden each individual’s outlook on our marine world.
A one month celebration in July since June fall into the Muslim calendar of Ramadhan in Miri Sarawak East Malaysia.
The program consist of beach cleanup (1 July), symposium (2 July), public speaking contest (8 July), writing contest (15 July), art & craft contest using beach litter (23 - 29 July). Closing ceremony on 29th July
Every year, Skype in the Classroom celebrates Oceans for the whole month of June in honour of Oceans Day!
Skype in the Classroom has a wealth of ocean-related live lessons and virtual field trips!
Join our Oceans Campaign by inviting one of our experts to teach your students more about how they can help save the ocean and why species living within them matter.
This OneNote is a hub of free resources that you can download and use with your students as well as ideas for planning and organizing your lessons.
*View our ocean-related live lessons & Virtual Field Trips here
The "Oceanic Big Five” brings together to top five sports users of the ocean to celebrate World Oceans Day, which is every year, on June 8th. These top sports users are Surfers, Sailors, Swimmers, Divers and Paddlers. Since we all use the water, IN, ON and UNDER, we have an IOU for the ocean…. And now it’s time to give back. Get your friends, teams or communities together, and create an ocean clean-up in places that normal beach cleanups might not take you. You, as athletes and users of the ocean, are in the front-lines of ocean protection and can be excellent stewards and ambassadors for the ocean, particularly for those who don’t use it as much as you do. Join us to spread the word, and respect the IOU that you have with the sea.
Join us to celebrate World Oceans Day! Come out and learn some fun ways to reuse and recycle some common plastic objects so they don't end up in our waterways. *While supplies lasts
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.
To celebrate our deep blue seas, we will be screening videos on Fed TV from Ocean Ark Alliance, The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, along with creative short films and ocean related TED talks.
Park yourself in the Square with a hot beverage and enjoy the soothing displays of our oceans.
The children of the Lord Howe Island school have put together a film showcasing ways they work to reduce, reuse and recycle in this magical World Heritage listed Marine Park.The film will be shown on World Oceans Day at the The Museum to the local community and visitors to the island. Three of the students have been lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel to New York City where the video will be shown to the worlds leaders and Heads of State at the UN's World Oceans Conference on June 8th.