Welcome to the international community’s online resource for World Oceans Day, our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean. Explore this site for ideas, resources, and information about how you can get involved.
World Oceans Day is June 8th, and we’ve never seen the community so active and excited! It’s amazing to see such a massive response – this year is sure to be the best yet. We appreciate all the hard work from event organizers worldwide, and hope that everyone attending will have a great time. Check out our bustling social stream!
Even if you can’t make it to a World Oceans Day event near you, you can spread the word online. I wanted to share with you some of the cool activities going on this year and invite everyone to participate.
Check them out.First of all, a big thank you to the community for buying World Oceans Day t-shirts. We’ve reached our goal and the shirts will be printed! You can still buy a t-shirt, and the more t-shirts we sell, the more money will be raised for our coordination efforts.
Can’t buy a shirt? No problemo, sharing online doesn’t cost a thing! Here are some ways you can support us from the comfort of your computer.
Do the wave
We’re doing ~ the wave ~ across social media – join us. If you don’t know what the wave is, check out this video. You can join us via Thunderclap, or just make a post about World Oceans Day on social media and tag one friend. If they repost and tag a friend, ~ the wave ~ will spread across the globe. Click here to do the wave!
Make a promise for the ocean
We’re holding an Ocean Promise drive for World Oceans Day, and we can’t wait to see what you’re doing! Promise to do ONE thing for the ocean, and send us a photo or post on social media with the tag #WorldOceansDay. If you’re holding a World Oceans Day event, we also have some tips for collecting promises at your event.
Go on a virtual marine safari with ARKive
Learn about ocean wildlife and learn how to protect them on ARKive’s scavenger hunt for World Oceans Day. Then – learn how to protect them! If you have a computer at your event, this is a fun activity for kids.
ReefLive - This day-long event will take you on a guided underwater tour through one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef – all from the comfort of the computer. It’s taking place on June 7th, Australian time, definitely worth streaming at your event if you can.
Google+ Hangouts - The TerraMar Project is holding Google+ Hangouts all through this week, and the Online Ocean Symposium will have 3 Hangouts on June 8th itself. Tune in for experts and entertainment!
Thanks for celebrating with us, don’t hesitate to email us with any comments or questions.