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Thursday, June 6, 2013

World Oceans Day is June 8th

World Oceans Day is June 8th

The planet's celebration for the ocean is a few days away

The big day is almost here! We want to remind you of a few useful and exciting happenings, and resources, for your event.

Ocean promises at your event

For World Oceans Day event organizers: we invite you to participate in our Ocean Promise drive this year! Ask people at your event to make a promise for the ocean, take a photo, and share it online.

At your World Oceans Day event, ask people to make a photo promise saying what they will do to help the ocean. Then, we ask that they share their photo on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and spread the word! You can see visually what it looks like on the general Ocean Promise page.

Visit our info page to learn more and sign up.

We're giving out prizes to the most stand-out promises!

  • Best organizational promise: we'll give your organization's page a shoutout on our Facebook and Twitter! With over 27,000 combined followers and growing you'll get some well deserved attention.
  • Stand-out promise at a zoo, aquarium or museum: wins a World Oceans Day t-shirt
  • Funniest or shocking promise: Get quirky and you could win a World Oceans Day t-shirt and social media shout out.
Learn more about ocean promises

Cool online events for World Oceans Day

Besides all the exciting events on the ground, a LOT is happening online for World Oceans Day. Here are just a few that you may be interested in - either for yourself or to stream/make available at your event.

ARKive Scavenger Hunt - go on a virtual scavenger hunt across ARKive's interactive collection, featuring 10 keystone species from all walks of ocean life. Then - learn how to protect them! This is a great activity for kids if you have a computer at your event.

ReefLive - This day-long event will take you on a guided underwater tour through one of the world's greatest natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef – all from the comfort of the computer. It's taking place on June 7th, Australian time, definitely worth streaming at your event if you can.

Google+ Hangouts - The TerraMar Project is holding Google+ Hangouts all through this week, and the Online Ocean Symposium will have 3 Hangouts on June 8th itself. Tune in for experts and entertainment!

World Oceans Day Thunderclap - Help us do ~ the wave ~ across Twitter to raise awareness for World Oceans Day. All you have to do is 'donate' one tweet on Twitter or one Facebook post to World Oceans Day. We need 100 people to commit by June 8th, join us!