June 8th, 2018

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World Oceans Day at the Gibsons Public Market

Join us for a full day of ocean education and information about local environmental organizations!

The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Center is a non-profit collect and release aquarium in Gibsons BC focused on educating locals, school groups and visitors on the importance of our coastal marine ecosystems and animals and encouraging everyday behaviour changes and stewardship to protect them.  

World Oceans Day Schedule:

12-6pm - FREE admission to the aquarium

12-2pm - Seafood Merchant Lunch! $10 lunch prepared with all local public market ingredients  

1-6pm - Friday Market - come check out the amazing local vendors, artisans and environmental groups! Fun for all ages!

4-6pm - Happy Hour at Emelles Bistro

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World Oceans day at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre

From 10 am to 8 pm on this day, enjoy free Aquarium admission plus extended hours! To kick things off we have two exciting announcements between 10am and 12pm: the grand opening of Memorial Park which honours Huntsman’s world class marine scientists, plus acknowledging our amazing new saltwater pumping systems that has tripled our capacity.

Inside the Aquarium, stop by one of many upstairs booths from fellow organizations and learn how our industry friends, partners, and clients are working hard to provide solutions for healthy oceans. Downstairs, meet the staff of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre and see why we are SO much more than an Aquarium! Informational booths will be in place from 10 am to 4 pm.

Our very special partner, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness, will be here all the way from Boston to celebrate the day with us. Bow Seat is an international organization that activates the next wave of ocean leaders through the arts, science, and advocacy. We will be unveiling a brand new collection of Bow Seat’s award-winning, inspiring beautiful student art on the topic of ocean conversation, which will be exhibited on loan at the Aquarium. Inside our large theatre, all day we will be playing Bow Seat’s student film submissions on the same topic. Immerse yourself in some beautiful ocean inspiration!

That’s just the beginning: we also have an Ocean Promise Pledge wall, family-friendly crafts, guided beach walk & clean-up at 1 pm, a free BBQ in the evening, The Tide Radio live on location, glitter tattoos AND, did we mention, an Aquarium full of animals! Free admission, 10 am to 8 pm, Friday June 8th.

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World Oceans Day at the Institute of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC)
Insitute of Marine Science - CSIC / Institut de Ciències del Mar - CSIC
World Oceans Day at the Institute of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC)

7th JUNE  | 11:30h - Conference room ICM-CSIC

    A Plastic Ocean - Documental film

    Oceans against Plastic - Debate
     Joan Baptista Company (ICM-CSIC)
     Jordi Dachs (IDAEA-CSIC)
     Sara Fuertes (Assoc. Vidas Sostenibles)
     Francesc Benaiges (Confraria de Pescadors de Palamós)
     Cristina Romera-Castillo (ICM-CSIC)

8th JUNE  | 12:15h - Conference room ICM-CSIC

    Active faults, earthquakes and tsunamis in the Gibraltar Arc system
    Talk by Laia Gràcia (ICM-CSIC)

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World Oceans Day at the Jacksonville Zoo
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
World Oceans Day at the Jacksonville Zoo

REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE. This World Oceans Day, come to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to celebrate conservation. Focused on reducing single-use plastics and keeping our waterways clean, this year’s event will be packed with education booths to share information on these vital topics. Of course, there will also be music, food, drinks, and games for the whole family to enjoy!

The event is FREE with regular Zoo admission.

Vendors include: Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol, Mickler's Landing Sea Turtle Patrol & The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab, Manatee Critical Care Center & Marine Mammal Response Team, FWC truck and boat with mock manatee rescues and JEA 

Meet with our penguin and stingray keepers for special chats. Learn more about the Manatee Critical Care Center. 
Penguin chats: 10:40am & 12:30pm
Stingray Bay chats: 10:30am & 1pm
Manatee Critical Care Center chats: 12pm & 1pm

The river clean-up is full. Email volunteer@jacksonvillezoo.org for other river clean-up opportunities.

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World Oceans Day at the Marine Exploration Center
Marine Exploration Center St. Petersburg
World Oceans Day at the Marine Exploration Center

A Street Festival and Celebration of our Waters in and Around Tampa Bay. 
June 8, 5pm - 9pm 
Family Fun Evening with FREE Admission Featuring: 

• Earth and Marine Friendly Vendors 
• Hands-On Learning Booths 
• Games and Fun for Kids 
• Touch Tank

• Food Trucks 
• Beer and Wine for Sale

Screening of "Smog of the Sea"


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World Oceans Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
World Oceans Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo

Dive in and celebrate World Oceans Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. World Oceans Day is a global celebration that provides a unique opportunity to learn about, help protect and conserve the world’s oceans. Enjoy family-fun activities, information stations and more. This event is free with OKC Zoo admission.

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World Oceans Day at the Zoo
Lehigh Valley Zoo
World Oceans Day at the Zoo

Did you know that our oceans hold over 96% of all of Earth’s water?

Join us at the Lehigh Valley Zoo on Saturday, June 9th to celebrate World Oceans Day! We will have a great line up of interactive activities and experiences that help convey the importance of protecting this planet’s ocean and marine life!

Experiences will include an interactive oil spill activity, educational messaging about plastic pollutants in our waterways, and an up close encounter with an African Penguin at 12pm in our Amphitheater! Don’t forget to tune in to our Penguin Feeds & Keeper Chats happening at 11am and 3pm! You’ll have the opportunity to learn cool facts about African Penguins and their watery habitats!

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World Oceans Day at Topeka Zoo

An event with numerous booths and activities to emphasize that even from the middle of the country, so far from the nearest shore line, we can still have a huge positive impact on the health of the world's oceans. 


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World Oceans Day Beach Clean



“Do It For The Beaches”

Ocean Blue Project focuses on cleaning the ocean and creating awareness to reduce the use of plastic. We are collecting microplastic fragments on every visit to the Oregon Coast year round. This project is a community effort and all Oregonians are asked to participate. If we all do a little, we can achieve a lot.

Documentary Film


Ocean Blue Project will be filming and interviewing volunteers in an ethnographic study about thoughts of marine debris. The documentary will highlight beach debris picked up at each beach cleanups across on the West Coast, Midwest, and East Coast during the National Beach Cleanup Tour 2018.


Our goal is to publish a short film about beach cleanups, marine debris found on beaches, and where the debris are coming from. The documentary will be an educational film about how we together can save our One World Ocean one wave at a time.


The microplastic fragments are easy to pick up so it's fun for everyone. It doesn't cost anything to join this monumental movement. Simply pick up some plastic fragments next time you go to the beach. That's it! Sharing on social media is also another way to create awareness.



Go for a walk with us and enjoy the beach. As you walk, look towards the high tide mark in the sand and you'll see us there picking up plastic fragments. Oregonians and visitors alike can make a difference in just a few minutes by picking up the plastic fragments before they are swallowed by marine life and enter the food chain, disrupting fragile ecosystems.



Ocean Blue Project is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit so all donations are tax deductible. Please donate if you can. Thank you for your continued support and dedication for a cleaner rivers, beaches, and One World Ocean.




If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us directly: https://www.facebook.com/OceanBlueProject/

Ocean Blue Project, Inc.


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World Oceans Day Beach Clean Up
Coconuts on the Beach
World Oceans Day Beach Clean Up

Join the Orlando Surfrider Chapter as we host our first beach clean up of the summer! 

Please look for the blue Surfrider tent on the beach in front of Coconuts on the Beach. All volunteers will sign in and then the cleaning can begin! We will have $3 eco-Koozies and $15 Orlando Surfrider shirts for sale (cash/card) and all the money goes directly back into supporting the chapter! 

After the clean up we will head to Coconuts on the Beach for lunch and a FREE beer! 

Gloves and trash buckets will be provided

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World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup
Ocean Beach Stairwell 17
World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup

Celebrate World Oceans Day and join WildAid, Surfrider SF, and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary for the first-ever Beach Cleanup Bash - it’s free - at Ocean Beach (Stairwell 17, across the street from the Beach Chalet) in San Francisco. This event features a full afternoon of fun, educational activities: lend a helping hand to keep our beach environment clean and beautiful; learn from local conservation experts about the importance of marine protected areas and the role they play in protecting endangered marine species around the world; enjoy complimentary refreshments and mingle with fellow ocean-lovers. This is a family-friendly event.

WHO: Hosted by WildAid Marine, Surfrider SF, and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

WHAT: An educational volunteer day and celebration of marine conservation efforts, both local and international.

WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 3:00-6:00pm (see below for a detailed schedule of activities)

WHERE: Ocean Beach, Stairwell 17 (directly across from the Beach Chalet Restaurant), San Francisco

Schedule of Events

3:00-5:00pm: Beach Cleanup with Surfrider SF

5:00-5:30pm: Presentations by WildAid Marine and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) on the importance of marine protected areas, the role they play in protecting endangered marine species both locally and internationally, and how you can get involved. Speakers include:

Meaghan Brosnan, Director, WildAid Marine Program

Silvia Bor, Program Officer, WildAid Marine Program

Carol Preston, Education Coordinator, GFNMS

Justin Holl, Visitor Center Manager, GFNMS

5:30-6:00pm: Beach Bonfire and Social Hour; Complimentary refreshments provided + WildAid Raffle.

*Please wear comfortable shoes and bring extra layers as it can be chilly at the beach.

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World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup with MOVA Globes
Crystal Pier at Pacific Beach
World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup with MOVA Globes

For World Oceans Day, join MOVA Globes for their 2nd annual beach cleanup from10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 8th at Pacific Beach in San Diego. This year's theme focuses on preventing plastic pollution, so let's come together to make more ocean and less plastic.

All cleanup supplies will be provided and the first 25 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt.We will be meeting on the beach next to Crystal Pier. If you have trouble finding us, please call or text Tori at 636.295.6160.



From I-5 take the Grand/Garnet exit and proceed westbound. Garnet Ave ends at the pier. If going west on Grand, turn left and head north on W Mission Blvd for one block, then turn left at Garnet.



Street parking is available.


More info:

All participants of the cleanup must sign a waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian signature to participate in the event. You can download the waiver here: http://aab-front.creektobay.org/images/pdf/AABwaiver_eng.pdf

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World Oceans Day BHI Conservancy
Bald Head Island Conservancy
World Oceans Day BHI Conservancy

World Oceans Day BHI Conservancy

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World Oceans Day Birmingham Zoo

Gio and Farley enjoyed some fish treats today for their 10th birthday celebration! Stop by the Zoo and wish them a happy birthday! #bhamzoo#worldoceansday

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World Oceans Day BOGO
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
World Oceans Day BOGO

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission.” Higher price prevails. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must pay at door.

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World Oceans Day Booth
Worlds Ocean Day
World Oceans Day Booth

The idea is to have a booth set up in the lobby since this is the first ever Worlds Ocean Day event that will take place at the Veterans  Sports Complex 

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World Oceans Day Brandywine Zoo

Learn about what YOU can do to help the oceans, starting right here in Delaware. Activity and learning stations throughout the zoo will help you become a better ocean steward.

Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo

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World Oceans Day Brookfield Zoo

Today, we celebrate #WorldOceansDay with our animal ambassadors at Brookfield Zoo to raise awareness about protecting our oceans. This year’s theme is focused on preventing plastic pollution. In what ways can you reduce the amount of plastic you consume to protect the marine animals that call the ocean home? Comment your ideas down below! Together, we can create a #strawlessocean.

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World Oceans Day Buffalo Zoo

In honor of #WorldOceansDay we will be eliminating single-use plastic bags at our gift shop! Plastic in our oceans is a major problem for the environment and the animals that call it home! Together we can be part of the solution. 

EcoTotes will be available for purchase at our gift shop. They are made of durable, recycled plastic with cotton handles and are intended to be reusable.

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