On or around June 8th people around the world celebrate and honor our world’s oceans. This years theme is“Together we have the power to protect the ocean.” Join in this weekend with people in communities world wide. This day raises awareness of things that put our oceans in danger like Ocean acidification, plastics pollution and overfishing.
Hundreds of events are planned to help our oceans by supporting clean energy choices, trash-free coasts and beaches, sustainable seafood, and more.
Take a selfie for the sea
1 Help the ocean. We can all do something to protect our ocean! Get out in your community, or make a promise to change something in your life
You can make a sign with your promise, or just take a photo of yourself somewhere special! Just mention your promise in the text of your post.
If you’d like help sharing your photo, send an email and we’ll do the rest.
Not sure what to promise?
Here’s what other people are doing:
- I promise to use reusable bags at the grocery store
- I promise to use a reusable water bottle
- I promise to not eat meat on Mondays
- I promise to take shorter showers
- I promise to take public transportation to school/work once a week
- I promise to only eat sustainably caught or farmed seafood
- I promise to shop a thrift store first instead of buying new
- I promise to unplug my electronic chargers when not using them
- I promise to turn off all the lights and the heat or A/C when I leave my house
- I promise to bike instead of drive for at least one errand a week
- I promise to participate in a litter cleanup
- I promise to not use toxic pesticides on my garden or lawn
The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate World Ocean Day with an array of activities ranging from an ocean-themed performance by the Long Beach Chorale in the evening to the Pacific Islander Festival during the day that features special presentations, films, and other educational programming highlighting our blue planet. All of this is in celebration of the largest body of water on the planet, covering 70 percent of Earth and remaining 95 percent unexplored.
Pacific Islander Festival
Festival time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Festival cost: General Admission–$28.95 adult (12+), $25.95 senior (62+), $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members.
Long Beach Chorale World Ocean Day Concert
Concert time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Concert cost: $30 per adult, $18 for students with ID and children ages 3 to 11. $25 for Aquarium members, $15 for member students and children. Includes Aquarium admission.