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Beijing Besieged by Waste - Film & Panel

Join Santos Organics to launch the first Byron Shire wide Plastic Free July campaign in partnership with Clean Coast Collective, Waste Free Futures, Bolsa Bags, Patagonia and supported by Byron Shire Council and the Echo.

'Beijing Besieged by Waste' provides an insight into the controversial solutions to our global waste and highlights Beijing's extreme example of an unsustainable future.

This is an Australian exclusive screening followed by a panel discussion by industry representatives and local waste advocates.

This event kicks off the month long campaign in July where you can receive 15% off all bulk items at Santos Organics when you register at www.plasticfreebyron.com - Launching June 1.

Alongside this film there will be beach-clean ups, street clean ups, workshops, talks and a whole lot more.... AND keep an eye out for the 'Byron Love Arch' helping you share your idea or tip with the community. Together we are looking for 1001 tips to spread to the world from right here in the Byron Shire. For full details check out www.plasticfreebyron.com

Pre-sale tickets $10 at all Santos Organics stores, youth under 16 free. There will be limited tickets available on the door.

Doors open 6:45pm for 7pm start.

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Better Bag Challenge & Beach Cleanup

June 8 kicked off with the Better Bag Challenge.

Approximately, 4,000 shopping bags were distributed among eight local grocery stores. DFO staff dropped by the stores and encouraged customers to sign on to the challenge.  

Also on World Oceans Day, the department hosted a beach cleanup at Ragged Point. 

Two pickup truckloads of garbage was removed from the beach, including the remains of an old car.

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BIG BLUE Diving Shop World Oceans Day

Diving Osaka Takaishi diving private pool to learn how to not have an impact in the aquatic environment

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To commemorate the June 8 World Oceans Day, Diving Osaka Takaishi will be diving in a private pool to learn how to not have an impact in the aquatic environment
Please join us.
Diving shop BIGBLUE
Web site: http: //www.dacdivers.co.jp/

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BioSciences helps celebrate World Oceans Day at HMNS
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
BioSciences helps celebrate World Oceans Day at HMNS

Faculty and students from Rice’s Department of BioSciences and the Rice Oceans Club helped the Houston Museum of Natural Science celebrate World Oceans Day June 5. Rice’s dynamic exhibit featured life-sized vinyl banners of coral reefs displayed on the museum floor that Rice faculty member Adrienne Simoes Correa created for her Intro to Aquatic Ecology with Scuba Lab. Correa, undergraduates Elaine Shen, Maya Iyer, Marie Jacobsen and Rice BioSciences alum Cora McKenzie ’16 represented Rice and used the banners to educate several hundred museum patrons about coral-reef ecology and the importance of maintaining healthy reefs. 

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Blue Ocean Sails and Ocean Sampling Day 2016

Blue Ocean Sails has coordinated 4 ocean sampling teams comprised of students, educators and scientists from 4H Marine Ecology Club, Flagler College, GTM NRR Marine Science Camp, Osborne Marine Bioscience Lab and St Johns River State College to collect and process ocean water samples as part of Ocean Sampling Day 2016. www.microb3.eu Ocean water samples will be taken from coastal sites in NE Florida and offshore onboard s/v Sea Breeze provided by Blue Ocean Sails www.facebook.com/BlueOceanSails

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Bluehouse Citizen Science event Helgoland
Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (BAH)
Bluehouse Citizen Science event Helgoland

We will set up experiments with plankton and grazing experiments with rocky shore grazers reared in slightly different environmental conditions e.g temperature. Visitors can take their own samples, set up and analyze their own experiments and compare them to the results of previous years. Visitiors can also attend presentations on plastic pollution and take part in a beach monitoring programme for plastics. The overarching goal is  to provide an insight into the diversity of coastal marine waters and how they might be affected by climate change and other anthropogenic pressures.

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Bookstart Rhyme Time celebrating Bookstart Week and World Oceans Day

Rhymes, songs and stories for pre-school children.

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Bootle Beach Clean Up

Captain Shaw's C.E. Primary School will be tidying up there local beach as part of their World Ocean Day celebrations

 

(Bootle is a small village on the West Coast of Cumbria) and Captain Shaw's is the tiny village school which serves it.

LA19 5TG

www.capt-shaws.cumbria.sch.uk

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Busch Gardens Species Spotlight

In honor of World Oceans Day, we're kicking off our Species Spotlight on sharks. Due to unsustainable fishing practices and illegal finning, more than 30% of open-ocean sharks may face extinction. Learn how you can save these beautiful, but threatened, animals here: http://bit.ly/25MJiVK

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Butterfly Pavilions’ World Oceans Day Celebration

Join us for our World Oceans Day celebration!

Saturday, June 11, is a day where you will have the opportunity to enter our special underwater world, for only $1 on top of your regular admission! This special zone will be packed with fun! Come play games, experience cool presentations and crafts, take a picture with the Little Mermaid, and explore our amazing oceans!

World Oceans Day is an annual observation to honor our oceans and celebrate everything it has to offer!

To help our ocean and its animals, people around the world are promising to stop using disposable plastic bags. Will you join us? If you bring in 10 plastic grocery bags on World Oceans Day Celebration, June 11th, you will get a reusable BP bag for free! Limit 1 per person with paid admission into BP while supplies last.
Special activities will be happening from 10:00am-2:00pm but the celebration will last all day long, 9:00am-5:00pm. Buy your tickets at the door or reserve them by contacting mcopan@butterflies.org

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Cake by the Sea
Pacific Biological Station
Cake by the Sea
  1. Location: Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC 
    Date: June 8, 2016, 9:30 am 
    Description: In appreciation of participation in past beach clean ups and other oceans related volunteer activities, Oceans will be hosting a cake by the sea coffee break in the breezeway and courtyard for DFO staff. Oceans Stewardship and promotional items will be on display during this time.

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Canada’s Ocean Summit 2016
The Westin Ottawa
Canada’s Ocean Summit 2016

We have gathered some of the brightest minds in ocean policy from Canada and around the world to help shape a day of interactive and inclusive dialogue about the top issues impacting Canada’s oceans today.  If you are an oceans policy influencer from government, industry, the NGO sector or an indigenous organization, you can benefit from Canada’s Ocean Summit. Be part of the conversation!

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Canadian Coast Guard celebrates World Oceans Day

From sunrise to sunset @CCG_GCC celebrates#WorldOceansDay#Arctic, this year on June 20, 2016!

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Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature

Visit the museum’s Water Gallery to learn about the amazing biodiversity in Canada's lakes, rivers and oceans...and also see up close a real skeleton of a blue whale! (This is a permanent exhibition)

http://nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/what-see-do/our-exhibitions/water-gallery

New species in Canada’s Atlantic waters! In this brief Nature Scoop video, you’ll find out from an invertebrates expert at the Canadian Museum of Nature about a newly described deep-sea giant file clam. This story actually began 30 years ago, but thanks to technology and collaboration, a new species was revealed, Acesta cryptadelphe, and its name means cryptic sibling. There’s so much awaiting discovery in our oceans!   https://youtu.be/47_CM-9z2H0

Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, http://nature.ca/

Twitter (@museumofnature), Instagram: museumofnature, Facebook: facebook.com/canadianmuseumofnature Schools in Ottawa and the surrounding area are particularly active. Teachers are linked with our Teaching World Oceans Day LinkedIn page. 

Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation

Shoreline Cleanups; volunteers regularly do shoreline cleanups along the large and very important Rideau River watershed and its tributaries. Bring some of your friends along or meet new friends who also care about our environment. Last year a volunteer at the Sawmill Creek cleanup sent us photos of the metal and plastic garbage he picked up. Note: always wear protective clothing and gloves. Contact: 613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504  Email:postmaster@rvca.ca

http://www.rvcf.ca/   

http://www.rvca.ca

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CaNOE Conference (Canadian Network for Ocean Education)
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
CaNOE Conference (Canadian Network for Ocean Education)

CaNOE works to advance literacy in Canada and involves marine educators, communicators and scientists. CaNOE conferences are annual and centreed on World Ocean Day.

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beach Clean Up
Coquina Beach Bathhouse, Nags Head, NC. Coquina Beach is located along North Carolina Highway 12, approximately eight miles south of Nags Head.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beach Clean Up

As part of our national Find Your Voice initiativeCape Hatteras National Seashore to help engage, educate and inspire people to advocate for America’s favorite places, please join National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and the National Park Service to celebrate World Oceans Month with a volunteer cleanup at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on June 22.

Named America’s first national seashore, Cape Hatteras covers more than 70 miles of coastline and 30,000 acres of beaches, dunes, marshes and woodlands in North Carolina's Outer Banks. At Cape Hatteras, NPCA members, park advocates and volunteers will help the national seashore celebrate its ocean resources by participating in a cleanup at Coquina Beach, one of the most scenic locations in the park.

WHAT: Cape Hatteras Volunteer Beach Cleanup 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, from 9 - 11 a.m.Add to Calendar

WHERE:Coquina Beach Bathhouse, Nags Head, NC. Coquina Beach is located along North Carolina Highway 12, approximately eight miles south of Nags Head.

RSVP: All are welcome. Please RSVP here so we know how many volunteers to expect. Questions? Contact Emily Jones atejones@npca.org or 865.329.2424.

OTHER: Bring leather gloves, water, snacks, and sunscreen. Wear appropriate clothing, including hats and closed-toe shoes. Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them. NPCA staff will be available during and after the clean up to discuss our work to protect Cape Hatteras National Seashore and parks across the country, especially this year, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
 

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Cape Verde Islands Beach Cleanup

Santa Maria is among the best beaches in the world, according to the TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards 2016. Crystal clear water, fun waves and golden, soft sand are some ingredients that make this beach so special. Surrounded by international standard hotels and beach clubs, Santa Maria attracts many holidaymakers and locals. If you are looking for tranquility, this is it! But don’t get tricked, at the “Reef” surfing spot you can also ride waves and have breathless experience!

Santa maria beach cleanA way to show love to a place is by giving back, and this is how Revolusal (Sal´s Surfing Association) decided to celebrate their 9th anniversary last weekend. They organised a two-day event at the Reef spot where their members, children and beach-lovers participated in several water sports and environmental education activities.

The Travel Foundation was pleased to support the beach clean-up race where children and adults, residents and holidaymakers, collected about 400 kgs of litter that were on the beach and in the seawater! I loved watching the kids running enthusiastically to get their gloved hands on rubbish and also appreciated the holidaymakers that took 40 minutes of their sunbathing time to help us clean the beach – it is heartwarming to see people visiting my country, caring for it as well.

Happy kids, positive atmosphere and a truck full of waste were the results of the event. It was disturbing to see the items/rubbish collected, especially those found in the water. More than ever, I’m certain that Sal´s beaches are areas that need special attention in order to guarantee sustainability of this beautiful tourism destination.

Beach cleans are very important, but prevention is a key ingredient as well. Beach-users (visitors and locals), excursion providers, hotel and tour operators need to have responsible attitudes towards the resource that is the very reason of their visit/ business. Travel Foundation will continue to support Revolusal’s commitment to keeping Sal’s beaches clean, and we will work together with other destination partners to improve beach user experiences.

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Carmanville Beach Cleanup
Carmanville Government Wharf
Carmanville Beach Cleanup

The Carmanville Habitat Committee will be sponsoring a beach cleanup on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 10am to 1pm.  The Town Council will be providing bags and gloves.  The local Harbour Authority will be providing refreshments following the cleanup.  Please dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear.  Come and bring a friend.

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Celebración: Día Mundial de los Océanos
Universidad de Costa Rica
Celebración: Día Mundial de los Océanos

Se realizó la celebración del "Día mundial de los océanos," organizada por el Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR) en colaboración con la Asamblea Legislativa.

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