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#OneSmallChange World Oceans Day at Galway Atlantaquaria


Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean


Galway Atlantaquaria is celebrating World Oceans Day with a family fun day on Sunday 10th of June, 2018. There will be a PRE LAUNCH event on the 9th of June from 11am until 3pm, where we will be presenting an exhibit by BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara) on the Fishing for litter programme.

Our World Oceans Day event is really special this year. Galway Atlantaquaria & Galway County Council European Green Leaf is launching the #OneSmallChange exhibition, which hopes to encourage and engage the public to make #OneSmallChange to help the ocean.

Our celebration starts at 12pm until 5pm, exhibits include the launch of the #OneSmallChange project with Pauline O’Reilly of the Green Party and other VIP guests. The #OneSmallChange exhibit includes some amazing upcycled Plastic Artwork from the Secret Life of Plastic Artist Oonagh Herbert, you can see her work here; http://secretlifeofplastic.com/

On Sunday the 10th of June we will have;

Galway Field Studies Centre presenting their brand new MICROPLASTICS workshop where young people will be invited to play games to identify positive solutions to avoid #MarineLitter.

Lots of MAD SCIENCE experiments with Gary Ridge & these workshops include MAD slime, ROCKETS and other fun science experiments. Galway Critters will also be here with some amazing Animals.

There will be some amazing presentations from the #OneSmallChange participants including a LEAVE NO TRACE table, showing how the public can enjoy the outdoors and help keep our environments clean. Down2Earth materials table showing off the range of #Compostable products that can prevent #PlasticPollution. We will have Galway County Council and Clean Coasts showing how we can keep Galway #Plasticfree and show how you can participate with a #2minutebeachclean or set up your own Clean Coasts group. VOICE Ireland will also show how to recycle with their information table. The unique BINSTRAP invention will also be displayed and seeing as ‘blow off’ from unsecured bins are a public health hazard, it will be great to see how this works.

We have lots of fun activities for kids including ART PRINTING with Susie Quinn, Face painting with Loop Lou, JUMPING CLAY fun and a very special attendance with ‘The Plastic Whale’!

We are delighted to welcome the amazing NUIG/GMIT SubAqua club who will be diving in our Ocean tank, so there is lots to see at the Aquarium for World Oceans Day!

Find out more call 091 585 100, Email info@nationalaquarium.ie or see the website www.nationalaquarium.ie



#OneSmallChange group










- Plastic Pollution Events
- Youth Focused


Organization Name
Galway Atlantaquaria
Organization Type
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Under 12,Ages 12-18,College/University Age
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
Seapoint Promenade, Galway City
Salthill, County Galway Ireland