It’s finally summer and that means many family trips to the beach both near and far. We are planning on hitting beaches in Turks & Caicos, Long Island and the Jersey Shore this summer. Although the beach and ocean is there for us to enjoy, swim in, get tans near, many people around the world depend on a healthy, clean ocean to survive. June 8th is the official United Nation’s-designated day to celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives and how we can protect it.
6 Reasons Why We Should ALWAYS Celebrate World Ocean’s Day?
1. Generates most of the oxygen we breath
2. Helps feed us
3. Regulates our climate
4. Cleans the water we drink
5. Offers us a collection of potential medicines
6. Provides us unlimited inspiration
The New York Aquarium is celebrating World Oceans Day this weekend, June 7th and 8th with the help of the Bubble Guppies and with ocean-themed events and kid-friendly activities:
Celebrate the seas with Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies! Molly and Gil, the stars of the show, will be at the aquarium along with Bubble Puppy to meet and greet guests. Three lucky winners will win a fin-tastic prize pack featuring an assortment of Bubble Guppies products. Where: Oceanic Deck. Time: 11am; 1pm & 3pm
Create a recyclable craft! Where: Ocean View Room. Time: 11am – 4pm
Sea Life Beach Cart. Come learn about local marine biodiversity & The Aquarium’s NY SeaScape through chats and interactive experiences. Where: Located on the boardwalk near the NYA entrance. Time: 2pm – 4pm
Meet the Divers & Learn About Saving Coral Reefs. NY Aquarium volunteer divers will be on hand to demonstrate dive equipment, share stories about their adventures, and answer guest questions about the importance of underwater diving in our oceans. Guests will also be able to watch exciting dives throughout the day. Where: Glover’s Reef. Time:10-11:30am ; 1:30-3pm
Be an Ocean Hero & Be Heard! Make a pledge to do your part for a cleaner, healthier ocean and post it to our pledge wall. We’ll deliver your pledges to world leaders at the 2014 International Ocean Conference to show your commitment to protecting the ocean.
Share Your Pledge! Take a Selfie for the Sea: a photo of yourself doing something for the ocean – like taking this pledge – and post it to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and tag it #WorldOceansDay. Where: Ocean View Room. Time: 11am – 4pm
We recently visited the New York Aquarium for the very first time a few weeks ago (on a cold and rainy day!) and we had such a fun time looking at all the fish, learning about reefs and watching the sea life, especially the sea otters. The exhibits were beautiful to look at, extremely educational, and entertaining enough for both our 10-year old and 6-year old to understand.