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Join the fun during World Ocean Day: 8 June 2018

Join the fun during World Ocean Day: 8 June 2018

On 8 June cities around the globe will be celebrating World Oceans Day, an annual observation to honour, help protect, and conserve the world's oceans.  

The day is a platform for new campaigns and initiatives, special events at aquariums and zoos, outdoor explorations, beach cleanups, educational and conservation action programs, plus lot's more.  

Why is it important to be involved?  

Perspective – many people don't fully understand how important the ocean is, what it has to offer or how important it is that we conserve and improve its health for future generations. 

It's a chance to learn more – about this rich and complex environment, the beautiful ocean creatures and habitats. How our daily actions affect them and how we are all interconnected. 

Together we are guardians – we all have an individual and community responsibility to our oceans as they can no longer afford for us to look the other way. Even the most eco-conscious of us can still make small modifications to everyday habits, even if that means encouraging family, friends or colleagues to attend events or watch related programmes. 

How Can You Get Involved? 

Check out the World Oceans Day Event Page for dozens of ideas on how to get involved, by hosting or attending beach clean-ups, attending film screenings and discussions of ocean documentaries, supporting an Ocean Themed TED Talk, raising funds individually online or as part of a group fundraising event and more!  

Gaining the support of local business owners and policymakers will have a great impact on inciting change, see how you can get your local business owners involved in supporting World Oceans Day here

Get the kids involved in caring for our oceans through marine-themed scavenger hunts, arts & crafts and group story-telling sessions. Click here for a list of ocean-themed storybooks to inspire your young ocean conservationists! 

Explore the World Oceans Day website to find an event near you or have a go at organising your own, and don't forget to follow the World Oceans Day Blog to keep up to date with news and events. 

Plan some family fun in the summer holidays, 20% off, check out this link: SEA CREATURES opens at the Royal Horticultural Halls, Lawrence Hall in London between July 20 and August 30, before touring the UK. The exhibition will have on display fifty ethically sourced, real-life specimens of creatures - including a Baleen Whale, Whale Shark, Great White Shark, Dolphin, Seal, Octopus, Penguin and Sting Ray - allowing visitors to glimpse inside the animals, learn about the complex life systems within, and why we need to protect precious ocean life.  

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