The Education Gap

What is World Oceans Day?

From the Bahamas to Hong Kong – across the international date line and across the planet….everyone gets involved! Are you getting involved?

On World Oceans Day, people around the blue planet celebrate and acknowledge the ocean which connects us all. It’s a great idea to get together with your family, friends, community, school, and child care, to recognise what needs to happen to ensure the ocean is kept safe and start creating a better future. The global celebration is a way to acknowledge that no matter where in the world we are – we all have a role to play in protecting our oceans.

The “WHY” of World Oceans Day!

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to recognize, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. Why is the ocean so important? Because it:

When communities acknowledge, plan and talk about the ocean on June 8th it allows for:

World Oceans Day web page has an interactive map – showing events that have been organised and registered – you too can register and get your name on the map! Imagine sharing with your children that your centre/school has just been listed on this world map!

You can download resources from the organiser’s website –

But some other great ideas are –

“The ocean is a place of beauty, a wildlife habitat, it allows up to breathe and grow, it also allows for industry, energy, recreation and tourism – we cannot keep harming and continue to take without consequence- it won’t be with us forever.” Anon.

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