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"Nothin´ But Sand"
Playa San Pedro
"Nothin´ But Sand"

If you want to help protect the ocean you love from pollution, come with us to the beach cleaning day!!!

Saturday June 10, 2017

9:00 am to 1:00 p.m

Activities: Beach cleaning, collaborative team work, recreational activities and competitive games.

We hope everyone could join us in this global effort in defense of the ocean.

THIS IS A "HANDS-ON" REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

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3rd Blue Planet Symposium
conference center of NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
3rd Blue Planet Symposium

The 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth's life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs. The symposium will also be a platform for the participating communities to exchange information on their activities and identify potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet to focus on in the coming years. The Symposium will address four subthemes:

1. The changing oceans

Climate change involves major changes in the oceans, including changes in ocean circulation and dynamic sea surface topography, a changing role in the global climate system, sea level rise, and a potentially ice-free Arctic ocean. It is important to understand the current changes and their potential future developments and impacts on the Earth's life-support system from local to global scales.

2. Threats from pollution, warming and acidification

The health of marine ecosystems and their productivity are exposed to threats from pollution, the warming of the oceans, and an increasing acidification. The current and future impacts of these threats on the marine biosphere and beyond, including the impacts on human societies, need to be understood, monitored, and ways to limit the threats need to be developed.

3. Processes and life at the Interfaces with the oceans

The oceans are integrated in the global system of systems with many interdependencies between them and the land and the atmosphere. There are many potential cascading effects, leading from disturbances and changes in one system to large impacts on the other systems. Therefore, understanding the processes at the interfaces between oceans, land and atmosphere is crucial in order to take interdependencies into consideration and avoid as far as possible cascading effects.

4. Sustainable use of ocean resources

Human well-being depends on a wide range of ocean resources and there are numerous economic activities based on using the oceans in various ways. The changing oceans will impact humanity's use of the oceans and provide new opportunities that need careful consideration. We need to take into account the impacts of these activities on the oceans and develop approaches that meet our needs while safeguarding the functioning of the oceans in the Earth’s life-support system.

Anticipated Outcomes

The symposium is expected to result in tenable outcomes relevant to the providers and users of ocean and coastal observation information. Specifically, it is expected that:
â—¾Linkages with new communities and users will be developed.
â—¾Potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet will be identified; and
â—¾Collaborations across groups and disciplines will be strengthened.

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Be An Ocean Hero
Seattle Aquarium
Be An Ocean Hero

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.

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Beach Clean up
Atican Beach
Beach Clean up

A tree day event that will involve advocacy around the Ocean and reasons why disposable plastic pllution should be jointly addressed. Planting of 500 coconut trees by the shorline .

Clearing of garbage in around the beach and disposoing them..

Activity is community based and will have 70 volunteers on board.

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Celebrate the Ocean!
Ripley's Aquarium
Celebrate the Ocean!

Join Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach as we celebrate the ocean! From 11am-3pm we will have crafts, games and will be giving out information about how YOU can help protect the ocean. 

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Earth Day Texas
Fair Park
Earth Day Texas

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on environmental education and awareness, Earth Day Texas (EDTx) has created the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, and corporate practices that are reshaping our world. 

This three-day free event is held in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and is the largest event in the world of its kind. Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts along with live music and sustainable beer and food pavilions. Earth Day Texas creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought and experiential learning while encouraging attendees to be the change they wish to see in the world. There are countless B2B and B2C opportunities throughout the week/weekend. We welcomed 131,000 participants in 2016 and are expecting between 150,000-200,000 April 21-23, 2017.

Earth Day Texas isproud to highlight their Ocean Initiative, Project D.E.E.P., this year. EDTx will launch The EARTHIKE program to encourage large-scale awareness and community action immediately after EDTx on April 23rd leading up to World Oceans Day on June 8th. 

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Firestone Bay - Millfields Inspired Celebration Day!

Millfields Inspired will invite the year five primary school children from Stonehouse to a celebration Bar-B-Q at Firestone Bay, Devil’s Point. All year 5 children and their families from High Street, St Peters, St Georges, St Andrews, Cathedral, Pilgrim and the Plymouth School of Creative Arts will be invited to come along.

We hope to have a range of different 'planet protector' organisations to join us. The list is yet to be confirmed!

We’ll be giving out a Rocky Shore Creatures Identification Guide for all to enjoy, full of fun facts and a ‘test your knowledge’ bit on beach litter.

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Four Elements Ocean Challenge 2017

On 13 May 2017, Four Elements Conservation will hold the 4th annual 5km/3 mile open water ocean swim along the beautiful Durban beachfront, South Africa.  It raises awareness for World Oceans Day, as well as funding for an initiative to create an online educational resource for young people who wish to learn how to become environmental entrepreneurs.

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Help us bring back the blues (Blue Goper, Blue Devil, Blue Swimmer their mates and the Blue Line)

Port Noarlunga Reef has been identified as ideal to create a significant artwork to inspire, engage and educate the community for marine conservation using the iconic Western Blue Groper as a representative species of reef life (there have been recent sightings on the reef after an absence of about 50 years)

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Jomtien Dive Center - World Oceans Day
Jomtien Dive Center Pattaya (PADI 5 Star IDC Center)
Jomtien Dive Center - World Oceans Day

This year Jomtien dive center will be focusing on the issue of plastic in the ocean with the better bag challenge and selfie for the sea.

To help our ocean and its animals, people around the world are promising to stop using disposable plastic bags. Will you join us?

Jomtien dive center pledge to reduce our plastic footprint by

  • Only providing plastic bags on request in the shop
  • No single use water bottles on the boats, we provide cups and a large water dispenser.
  • Recycling any plastics we do use.

 

This World Oceans Day, give back to the ocean by promising to do at least one thing in your life to help  keep it healthy. A healthy ocean means healthy humans, dolphins, corals, turtles, fish, and other wildlife for the future. So, pick a promise and post a selfie on social media to share how you’re doingyour part for our ocean.

Pick a promise or action. There are endless ways to be part of the solution – pick something that you care about and can achieve.

  • I promising to stop using disposable plastic bags.

Selfie for the sea! Take a photo of yourself (or ask someone to take it for you) Write your promise on a sign and take a pic,Just post with the hashtag #WorldOceansDay #Jomtiendivecenter.

Join Jomtien dive center on June 8th

3000b 2 dives, lunch, drinks and snacks

First 50 people to sign up receive a free reusable bag

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Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium

With the goal to develop science-based tools for locally led marine conservation through knowledge sharing and networking in the Bay of Bengal region, the annual Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium (MCBES) is being organised every year in Bangladesh on the occasion of World Oceans Day.

As the main organizer of the symposium, ‘Save Our Sea’ believes that we need to go beyond the limitations of science, employ it for re-shaping policy for conservation of our marine ecosystems and its biodiversity. To this end, for two consecutive years, the MCBES has brought together conservationists, communities, businesses, policy makers, researchers and academicians.

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Marine Science Forum
Merimbula RSL Club
Marine Science Forum

Marine Extremes
From the beach to the deep

June 3 and 4, 2017 at the RSL Club in Merimbula

Join us for a weekend of fun and learning with scientists from across Australia. The speakers will be sharing their unique experiences working with extreme environments ranging from Antarctic colds to volcanic depths.

The weekend features 5 different scientists presenting their research and includes an outdoor excursion to get hands-on with science and then a night out with the forum dinner on the Saturday night.

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Or download and complete the 2017 Forum Registration-Form

The 2017 forum is co-hosted by the ACT branch of the Australian Marine Sciences Association.

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Newquay Harbour Open Day on the UK Atlantic Coast.

meet the fishermen--and the seals!--as the fishing fleet returns to harbour with their catch:crabs/lobsters/fish varieties.check the tide-tables for high tides---visit both north and south quays---and take a sea trip or safari.

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NOAA Open House
NOAA Western Regional Center
NOAA Open House

Learn what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) does for you. From daily weather forecasts to severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, NOAA's scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. At NOAA Open House, you can tour NOAA's facilities, view high-tech scientific equipment, talk with scientists and engineers, and learn about NOAA's different programs including the National Ocean Service, National Weather Service, National Marine Fisheries Services, and more! 

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Norref - Jour des Océans
Le Belvédère - Centre des Sciences
Norref - Jour des Océans

Norref a le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue prochaine du 5e JOUR DES OCÉANS.

L’événement aura lieu le mercredi 29 mars 2017 de 13hr à 18hr, au Belvédère du Centre des Sciences de Montréal.

Pour la cinquième année consécutive, avec le soutien de nos partenaires d’affaires et la participation de nos fournisseurs, nous désirons contribuer à l’éducation et la sensibilisation du milieu de l’alimentation au Québec. À cette occasion, nous aurons le plaisir d’accueillir :

 

  • Antonin Mousseau-Rivard, Chef propriétaire du Mousso
  • Francis Parisien, Directeur de Nielsen Media Research pour l’Est du Canada  
  • Bill Sheehan, Vice-Président de Gaspé Shore, Important distributeur Québécois de produits de la mer.

C’est avec ces trois invités de marque que nous aborderons le sujet de l’éco-responsabilité sous la formule de table ronde. De plus, vous pourrez aussi discuter avec des chefs reconnus, des producteurs passionnés, de artisans qui ont fait leur marque sur le marché,  ainsi que des intervenants du monde de la gastronomie.

De plus, vous pourrez goûter aux produits issus de la pêche durable apprêtés en collaboration avec les élèves et les enseignants de l’école Pearson.

Norref prendra également un moment pour souligner les restaurateurs qui ont décidé de faire le saut vers l’éco-responsabilité. C’est devant leurs pairs que plusieurs restaurateurs se verront remettre leur certificat officiel de partenariat OceanWise, symbole de leur engagement envers la préservation de nos océans.

Pour avoir plus d’information sur l’événement, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec votre représentant. Il sera en mesure de vous indiquer comment participer au programme OceanWise et pourra réserver vos places pour l’événement. Nous vous invitons également à aimer et partager notre page Facebook, Jour des Océans 2017 – Norref.

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North Shore Ocean Fest
Turtle Bay Resort
North Shore Ocean Fest

NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HI  – Turtle Bay Resort will again host one of Oahu’s premier community events, bringing together top ocean educators, water activities, live music, hula, art, poetry, crafts and food vendors and aSunset on the Lawn Feature Film by Disney and lots more!

For a free, fun-filled day of ocean commotion for all ages don’t miss the North Shore Ocean Fest! 

 

The North Shore Ocean Fest, an annual fundraiser sponsored by North Shore Ocean Education Coalition, will be heldSaturday, June 3, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the West Lawn at Turtle Bay Resort. The theme of Ocean Fest for 2017 is “Malama Honua” echoing the theme of the world-wide voyage of the Hokulea. Ocean Fest is featuring guided hikes, water activities, over 40 educational booths, silent auction, raffles, food, ocean-inspired crafts, live music and hula entertainment.Honu by the Sea

a theatrical production created for children is returning to share their musical magic! The event honors “World Oceans Day,” celebrated annually on June 8 since 2002 to promote ocean education worldwide. 

 

“This celebration of the ocean and sustainability will be “Plastic FREE” this year! We hope to set a new standard not only for Ocean Fest, but also to help our children learn how they can live more sustainably without one-use plastics!” said Dotty Kelly Paddock, coordinator of the North Shore Ocean Fest. Ocean Fest is welcoming a new partner to the event, the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. The Foundation is providing the leadership for this important lesson on Plastic-Free sustainability!

Ocean Fest will again feature K-12 student art and poetry celebrating the ocean. Winning entries for 2017 will be displayed at the North Shore Ocean Fest and 1-5th place winners will be recognized at a special awards ceremony, 

Don’t miss Ocean Fest’s exciting new feature this year… Sunset on the West Lawn with a Disney movie! Everyone is invited to come with blankets, beach chairs for the movie! There will be more great food, music and guest speakers too. 

The mission of Ocean Fest is to increase awareness and knowledge about the ocean, marine life, and ecosystems in order to protect, restore, and manage the use of ocean resources and inspire local and global conservation. The Coalition partners include: The National Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary, The Marine Mammal Alliance, Malama Pupukea-Waimea, Dolphin Quest, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Turtle Bay Resort and Hui O Hauula.

Proceeds from Ocean Fest support year-round ocean education activities for children and youth. All donations to the North Shore Ocean Fest are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to Hui O Hauula, a 501c3 non-profit, and mailed to NSOF, PO Box 264, Hauula HI, 96717.100% of donations go for educational activities.

 

        

 

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OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign

One More Generation (OMG) founders Olivia and Carter are launching a global OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign and they are asking everyone to help us by signing the "Individual" pledge (https://onelessstraw.org/individuals-signup) which states they promise not to use a single use plastic straw for 30-days and to share this event with their friends.  

We are also asking everyone to consider sharing the OneLessStraw Campaign with at least one restaurant and asking them to sign the "Business" (https://onelessstraw.org/business-signup) pledge which states they promise not to hand out straws except upon request for 30-days.

Finally, Olivia and Carter are asking students around the world to get their schools to sign the OneLessStraw "School" Pledge (https://onelessstraw.org/school-signup) as well.

Anyone interested in learning more can email us at info@OneMoreGeneration.org

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Plastic Pollution Awareness Day in Georgia
Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta
Plastic Pollution Awareness Day in Georgia

GEORGIA TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 15TH 2017 PLASTIC POLLUTION AWARENESS DAY

 

Georgia teen spearheads event with Senator Williams to encourage citizens and businesses to avoid disposable plastic products on this day

CUMMING, GA - Local environmental activist, Hannah Testa, age 14, has partnered with State Senator Michael Williams to proclaim February 15, 2017 as Plastic Pollution Awareness Day at the State Capitol.  This event, believed to be one of the first of its kind nationwide, was conceived and spearheaded by Hannah, Forsyth County’s resident environmental activist.  The teen, who founded the organization Hannah4Change (www.hannah4change.org), worked with Senator Williams, of the 27th District in Forsyth County, to develop a resolution to be passed that helps to educate Georgians about the growing health crisis of plastic pollution.

“The aim is to make residents aware of the impact that plastic pollution has on our environment,” states Hannah.  “Not only does plastic end up on our streets, streams, and oceans, but also affects 600 species of marine life, through ingestion and entanglement, often killing them. Scientists are finding plastic in our food chain too.”  Her goal is to make citizens and businesses aware that simple shifts in our daily lives can greatly reduce the state’s plastic footprint.  Hannah’s call to action is for Georgians to reduce consumption of single-use plastic products such as plastic bottles, straws, and bags on at least one day out of the year and perhaps all year long.  

Senator Williams adds, “I’m very impressed by Hannah’s efforts, especially by someone of her age.  By educating the public, we can help people to make informed decisions.”  

To commemorate Plastic Pollution Awareness Day and encourage engagement and commitment from others, Hannah is creating a large traveling quilt made up of hundreds of commitments from local residents and businesses on actions they will take to reduce their use of disposable plastic products. This quilt, along with large sculptures and artwork made out of plastic debris by North Carolina ocean scientist Bonnie Monteleone and Atlanta artist Mitch Cherry from the Primitive Urban Living artist group, will be exhibited at the State Capitol on February 15, 2017. Ms. Testa and Senator Williams will also be accompanied by a host of environmental leaders across the nation as well as by local businesses that support her efforts.  This event will be from 10 am to 2:30 pm in room 123 of the State Capitol Building and is open to the public.

Hannah’s efforts are the latest in her young career to speak up for issues that concern her, and others have taken note of her amazing work at such a young age.  “Hannah is a light of hope and is a true example to never underestimate a young person’s capability to evoke change. Its been a pleasure to watch her blossom and grow in passion and beauty inside and out”, states Angela Sun, award-winning sportscaster, film maker, producer, writer, and environmentalist.  Charles Orgbon III, CEO of Greening Forward, adds “Disposable plastics take a few minutes to make, a few seconds to use, and a lifetime to degrade in our landfills. Hannah's event will help us understand what we can do to create more sustainable solutions.”

 

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Reef Renaissance Film Festival
The Virgin Islands Children's Museum
Reef Renaissance Film Festival

Conservation, sustainability and the ocean resource will again take center stage at the Fifth Annual Reef Renaissance Film Festival ®, scheduled for Saturday, 10 June, at the Virgin Islands Children's Museum, on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their entries for a chance at winning one of our unique awards. The Evening Festival will feature films by internationally-renowned filmmakers, Howard & Michele Hall, Leandro Blanco, Jonathan Bird, Evan Sherman, Joe Romeiro, Michele Hoffman Trotter, and Paul Cater Deaton, our Master of Ceremonies. Vintage SCUBA diving films will be screened during the welcoming reception at 6:00. The Evening Film Festival begins promptly at 7:00. Admission is free.

MISSION STATEMENT: To recognize and create awareness of the desperate need for protection of our precious oceans and marine resources, to engender inspired stewardship, to serve as a conduit through which many more people may become conservationists, and to provide a platform for both seasoned and emerging filmmakers and media creators to champion sustainability and best practices through film and interactive arts. The event is held annually on or about World Oceans Day. This year's event will be held on 10 June.

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Rock Pooling
Lydstep Haven
Rock Pooling

To celebrate World Oceans Day and raise awareness we will be taking a group of young adults with additional learning needs on a rock pooling session at a local beach.  Students will be encouraged to identify the different species found as well as considering their adaptations to help them survive on the rocky shore.   Food chains/webs will also be covered in the context of bioaccumulation, specifically looking at microplastics in the marine food chain. 

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