General overview: World Ocean Weekend highlights the theme, “Be an Ocean Hero”. All of our talks and activities engage our guests in sharing actions that we can all do to be Ocean Heroes on an individual, community, and civic level. Sub-themes of the event provide examples of ocean health issues and positive actions being taken to protect habitat and responsibly manage these issues. Sub-themes for 2017 include ocean acidification, marine debris and microplastics, as well as rescue and rehabilitation efforts for animals in our care.
Special Guests: Octonauts & Nature Conservancy
Ocean Hero Community Spotlight: We celebrate a local organization in the Pacific Northwest doing amazing conservation work in the field of marine science. Our 2017 spotlight is TBD.
Conservation Kids New Zealand’s Zoe Luffman who is an Ocean Health Activist has organised a Community Beach Clean Up to be held Sunday 12th June to coincide with World Oceans Day.
We will be cleaning up the beach from Monkey Bay to The Diversion, Rarangi Nr Blenheim a 5 km stretch of beautiful coastline at the top of the South Island’s east coast.
Meet at Rarangi Community Hall at 10am for registration. Free sausage sizzle afterwards for all volunteers and spot prizes. Anyone welcome, come and make a difference to our beautiful environment!
Supported by DOC(Department of Conservation) WWF, Plastic Bag Free Picton and Conservation Kids NZ
Join the New Bedford Whaling Museum's high school apprenticeship program as they prep for their first ever World's Oceans Day beach cleanup!
BEACH CLEAN UP FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY - 8 June 2016
Hilton Durban's Blue Energy Team got together and decided on doing a beach clean up at our local beach down the road. We spent 2 hours walking a distance of about 800m and picking up the litter along the beach!
Location: Beach, Saint-Germain East Street, Rimouski
Date: June 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Beach Clean up near Saint-Germain East Street, Rimouski. Discover coastal habitat and plantation of American dune grass with Comité ZIP du Sud-de-l’Estuaire and « La meute les Frères gris » (Scout, Pointe-au-Père).
To protect our marine environment, staff members of Bank South Pacific and the United States Embassy organised a cleanup drive on the beach this week.
BSP and US Embassy staff members gathered along at the popular My Suva Picnic Park to clean its foreshore.
BSP country manager Kevin McCarthy said: “If you start doing this it will make a big difference. It’s good that kids are telling their parents not to throw rubbish out of their vehicles,” he said.
Mr McCarthy said the penalties were not enough because people continue to throw rubbish and believes it was not being enforced.
“This is the fourth time we have organised the cleanup with the US Embassy,” he said.
Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8 by participating in a mini beach clean-up at Ocean Inlet Park in Boynton Beach!
DATE: Wednesday, June 8
We’ll meet in the parking lot across the street where you can grab a bag/bucket and a pair of gloves. There will be bottled water and snacks for everyone when we finish.
Palm Beach County has over 47 miles of shoreline – let’s celebrate #WorldOceansDay & this year’s theme of HEALTHY OCEAN, HEALTHY PLANET by doing our part to help clean up the coast!
Caritas Pakistan Karachi under their Climate Chnage program is plan to organize program with Fisher folk community and children t0 celebrate the World Oceans Day on 8th of June, 2016.
The ojective of the program is to create awareness among fisher folk community and children about the harmful effect of the Plastic begs to our Environment and Sea.
The even will involve schools and scouts movement doing a beach cleanup and taking pictures to advocate for tash free oceans. this event will take place at Malindi Marine Park and Reserve in Kenya, East Coast of Africa. the event is organised by Kenya Wildlife Service, Project 150 Kenya, Wildlife clubs of Kenya and Resilience Society Africa.
Beach Clean-up and World Oceans Day Activities
Location: Cartwright, NL
Date: June 8th, 2016
Description: Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Henry Gordon Academy are having a beach clean-up followed by school presentations and a BBQ. (Free)
Location: Stephenville - Port Aux Basques
Date: June 8th, 2016
Description: Fisheries and Oceans Canada and St. James Elementary are having a beach clean-up followed by a sand sculpture contest and presentations by Fishery Officers on local species at risk.
Location: Norris Point, NL
Date: June 12th, 2016
Description: Join Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Bonne Bay Marine Station and the community of Norris Point for a beach clean-up at Wild Cove, oceans related games and activities and refreshments at the community hall.
Location: Fogo Island, NL
Date: June 8th, 2016
Description: Join Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Town of Fogo Island, Fogo Island Harbour Authority and Shorefast Foundation for a community beach clean‐up and celebration at the Fisherman’s Union Trading Company premises with local music, face painting, touch tank, and BBQ
Celebrate World Oceans Day with a Beach Cleanup!
Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. FEEL GOOD. When? 2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm. Where? Arroyo Burro Beach Who? You and your friends. 2nd Sundays of the Month- Upcoming Dates are June 12, July 10, and August 14. Clean Ups start at 12:00 noon.
Please bring your own bag, bucket, and gloves. Monthly Beach Clean Ups brought to you by Explore Ecology/ Art From Scrap. After the Clean Up, stop by the South Coast Watershed Resource Center and learn how your actions affect the health of our creeks and ocean.
At each Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, Land Rover BAR and 11th Hour Racing collaborate on organizing a community outreach/engagement event.
The day before racing began in Chicago we teamed up with Land Rover BAR and Shedd Aquarium for World Oceans Day and Great Lakes Action Day. We led a beach clean-up on the shore of Lake Michigan with 27 students from Walt Disney Elementary School.
During the clean-up, the students learned about the impact of invasive species, plastics pollution, and how collecting data can help protect the coastlines. Participating in events like this encourages the next generation to care for the wild places they live near and play in. The students collected 18.95 lbs. of trash and 18.48 lbs. of recycling, totaling 37.43 lbs. of marine debris that will no longer be in our waterways.
Dress: Inspired by the Sea
Bring: Plastic Gloves, Garbage bags, Sunhat, sunblock, your swim suit for an evening or morning swim, good vibes
What: Help make a real difference! Ocean education by Dr. Mermaid, Liah Alonso may bless us with a song or two and Kai Altair will lead us in a water blessing!
For Guys Garbage Grab we are one team in a slew of 20 across the world that will be collecting garbage to clean our worlds waterways! We will then make a giant letter S from our reclaimed rubbish and photo it from above for their montage.
We really look forward to a fun day in the sun working together to make our oceans a better place for the creatures that live there, the planet at large and for our future!
Liquid Robotics is bringing 40 employees to Pacifica to cleanup Linda Mar State beach and to do a little habitat restoration to remove invasive plants near the bike trail.
Details: This is open event and anyone from local volunteers to corporate work parties. The event will include: A litter pick and litter survey ‘highlighting the dangers of litter pollution, a biodiversity trail whereby volunteers have to find ray and shark purses, carry out a big seaweed search (self-guided). There will also be demonstrations looking at marine animals under the microscope. Wear sturdy Shoes and bring weatherproof clothes.
Members of our sailing co-op collect ocean pictures with the topic of "why a beautiful ocean makes us happy - let's work for a clean, plastic-free ocean" to put on our website.
World Oceans Day is Wednesday, June 8th and the world participates in an ocean celebration and collaborates for a better future for our planet. We invite you to join us on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 as we make conservation connections right here at the Aquarium. Learn about the impact ocean pollution has on our aquatic friends, how we can help keep our oceans healthy and more!
Be sure to visit Ocean Realm Theater during your visit to enjoy the following event programming:
Remember, we can all make a difference.