Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 7, 2019

World Oceans Day is June 8, 2019

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How to celebrate World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is June 8, 2019. It’s a time to celebrate the oceans and take steps to protect ocean health. The World Oceans Day 2019 website recommends three ways to participate in the day.

Browse event ideas and/or download resources. More promotional materials here (posters available in 17+ languages!). Find resources specific to plastic pollution here.

Register your event and activities at the World Oceans Day website.

Show your support on social media. Download social media assets including cover photos, social media tiles and more. Check out World Oceans Day gifs and stickers through Giphy. Follow @WorldOceansDay on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and make sure to tag #WorldOceansDay!

Also, many zoos and aquariums are hosting special events for World Oceans Day. Check out a global map of World Oceans Day events for 2019 here.

Why celebrate Earth’s oceans at all? Whether you live near a coast, or not, we are all intimately connected with the oceans. Here are some of the connections:

Oceans cover 71% of Earth’s surface, and they hold 97% of our planet’s water.

The oceans help feed us and provide most of the oxygen that we breathe.

Oceans also play a key role in regulating the weather and climate. Water evaporating from the oceans falls inland as rain, which we then use to drink and grow crops.

A variety of life-saving medicinal compounds including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drugs have been discovered in the oceans.

The oceans provide us with abundant opportunities for recreation and inspiration.

Read more at WoWor How to celebrate World Oceans Day | Earth | EarthSky


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