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|One Ocean, One Climate, One Future - World Oceans Day in June 2010 and the Oregon Coast Aquarium|
As of 2009, World Oceans Day has been officially designated by the United Nations as June 8th each year, a significant step in conserving and protecting our oceans.
The Ocean Project, working with the World Ocean Network, coordinates events and activities to promote ocean literacy in collaboration with aquariums, museums and zoos.
The Ocean Project challenges people to take the Seven C's Pledge for ocean conservation
1) Commit to making a difference
This year's theme focuses on our ocean's great diversity of life and how we can all help in its conservation. Since everyone has a favorite ocean animal, we are interested in connecting their favorite species with what they can do to help conserve our world's ocean. Pick your favorite and protect it - try to pick just one favorite; it's hard! We can help motivate people to take conservation action: Together, we can make a difference!
The wealth of life in the oceans is so incredibly important for so many reasons:
The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate World Oceans Day Tuesday, June 8, with a day of activities to increase awareness about our oceans and its creatures. The day will include scuba dive presentations, face painting, an ocean craft, and a presentation in the theater about climate change and the wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula. In addition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Surfrider Foundation will offer information about their organizations and what they do to protect the ocean.
World Oceans Day Activities at The Oregon Coast Aquarium:
All Day - Seas the Day action tips on how you can make a difference
"Wear Blue and Tell Two"
In 2009 The Ocean Project started launched "Wear Blue and Tell Two" as a new way of celebrating our world's ocean on June 8th.
The main idea behind "Wear Blue and Tell Two" is to have people associate the color blue with World Oceans Day each year and to help spread the word by telling friends or colleagues two interesting facts about the ocean or ways one can take to help.