May 21, 2009

It's Official, World Oceans Day is June 8

World Oceans Day was started by the Canadian government in 1992 and has been celebrated, unofficially, around the world ever since. Happily, 2009 marks the year that our oceans get an OFFICIAL day. The United Nations has declared that June 8 will forever foreword be known as World Oceans Day.

According to The Ocean Project's Web site, "World Oceans Day provides an opportunity each year to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. The Ocean Project, working closely with the World Ocean Network each year, helps to coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, businesses." All of those events and activities will be working with this year's theme, "One ocean, one climate, one future."

So, what oceanic happenings are scheduled for your part of the globe? Click here to find out.

Image courtesy of The Ocean Project

No comments: