Today is “World Oceans Day” and South Florida is celebrating. It’s no wonder given that we are surrounded by ocean.
World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations – which can be a huge event in your community, a special announcement, or anything in between – to support action to protect the ocean. This year, the theme is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet, and we’re making a special effort to stop plastic pollution.
How will you celebrate World Oceans Day?
- June 5: Fishackathon 2015 @ Miami Venture Hive – the Fishackathon is an opportunity for coders, students and enthusiasts to come together and work on building solutions to solve the challenges that our oceans face
- June 6: World Oceans Day @ Zoo Miami – information and activities in celebration of our oceans next to the Children’s Zoo; focus on threats to ocean life such as plastic.
- June 8: Coral Restoration Foundation’s “Plantapalooza” – dive volunteers to plant 1,000 reef-building staghorn corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
- June 8: Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami is hosting a wine dinner at Oceanaire Seafood Room – Located in Mary Brickell Village, Oceanaire’s commitment to serving only the freshest seafood available and changing the menu daily based on what’s available, makes the restaurant a perfect venue to celebrate the ocean.
- June 11: Join the #UnderwaterFest Twitter Chat – From sharks and lionfish to issues affecting our oceans, join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science to discuss all things “marine” with experts in the field
- June 11: Romance on the Reef: When Threatened Coral Species Mate – an evening of casual science conversations, with this evening featuring Nicole D. Fogarty, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University’s College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
- June 13 & 14: 4th Annual Miami Underwater Festival @ Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science – a family weekend in celebration of the global World Oceans Day, full of discovery and passion for the big, blue sea