World Oceans Day 2020 - Nanaimo

Next Monday is World Oceans Day!!!

World Oceans Day Virtual Celebrations!


World Oceans Day 

is an international celebration to raise awareness of the importance of our oceans. In 2020, we will be doing this virtually and encouraging families and individuals to think about ways you can be good stewards of these waters that connect us together.

What will your pledge be for 2020 to make positive changes to support a healthier ocean?

  • Avoid buying single-use plastics.
  • Consider using reusable water bottles and shopping bags.
  • Reduce the amount of microplastics that end up in the ocean by buying clothing made from natural fibres.
  • Pick up litter where you find it – eventually everything flows down to the ocean.
  • What can kids do to make a difference? Learn more

Dates to mark in your calendar:

June 2 

  • Celebrating Oceans Day in BC and the Yukon
  • Stay Connected with the Environment from the comfort of your own home with these fun activities.
  • Calling all kids: when it comes to nature, you guys really know your stuff. Show us your ideas by drawing a picture of how you would like to help our oceans, and who you would like to do it with. Get your parents to post it on Twitter with the #Together4OurOceans. We will then share it with the world by retweeting on our National twitter account

June 3 

June 4

  • Enjoy Coastal Scenery – with The Marine Detective and Dry Land sung by Joan Armatrading

June 5 – 14 Launch of Oceans Week Canada

June 5

Jun 6 

June 7

June 8 

  • Initially to be held following the UN Ocean Conference in Portugal this June, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission will host the first Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit on World Oceans Day, June 8th, in partnership with Ocean Wise, EuroGOOS and Experiential Atelier, along with dozens of collaborating organizations around the globe. To register and learn more, click here.

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June 13

June 22 / 23 

  • Ocean Literacy Virtual Workshop – comprised of six one-hour sessions dedicated to a single region (spread over two days). Participants will be able to discuss, validate, and advance findings and recommendations to have emerged through the regional consultation and engagement phase. Outcomes of the virtual workshop will guide the final phase of drafting the national ocean literacy strategy and implementation plan. Click here to register.

June 26

Online Celebrations brought to you by:

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Last updated: June 2, 2020

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