Celebrate World Ocean's Day at the Palm Beach Zoo

Seas the day and join the Palm Beach Zoo as we recognize the beauty and importance of the body of water that connects us all, the ocean.

On Saturday, June 8, communities across the globe will be making a commitment to protect the ocean on World Ocean’s Day. Taking up more than two-thirds of the earth, the world’s oceans are home to an abundance of marine life, from dolphins and sea turtles to coral reefs and sea plants. It regulates the climate, generates most of the air we breathe, and even the water we drink.

In order to celebrate this vital eco-system, the Palm Beach Zoo will be hosting representatives from local area conservation groups such as Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Palm Beach County Reef Research Team, and the South Florida Hammerheads, to help raise awareness on how to preserve and protect this natural resource for future generations.

Event Offerings

·        Multimedia presentations

·        Screening of Jim Abernathy’s “This is Your Ocean: Sharks”

·        Local area dive shops, boat and kayak rental companies, and professional underwater photographers

·        Children’s arts and crafts

About World Oceans Day

The concept for a “World Ocean Day” was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is now officially recognized by the UN as June 8th each year.

Since 2002, The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network have helped to promote and coordinate World Oceans Day events worldwide with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, and businesses. Each year an increasing number of countries and organizations have been marking June 8th as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. For more information, visit www.worldoceansday.org

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