WHAT: The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate World Ocean Day on Monday, June 8, and invites the public to join in with special online programming. Take a virtual journey under the waves and meet some animals as you find out what you can do to help the world ocean, which covers 70 percent of Earth’s surface and remains almost entirely unexplored.
The Aquarium will host online festivities all day to mark World Ocean Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. You can tune into the Aquarium’s Facebook for World Ocean Day Live for streaming sessions to get a peek at Aquarium life behind the scenes. The Aquarium’s Online Academy will feature special classes for students in Pre-K to eighth grade in celebration of World Ocean Day. The classes will include ocean art and behind the scenes bonus features, streamed live from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Aquarium’s YouTube channel and available on demand after on the Aquarium’s website.
What are you doing to help the ocean? The Aquarium encourages you to draw a picture, make a collage, chalk your sidewalk, post it on social media, tag the Aquarium, and use the hashtag #AOPWorldOceanDay. Some ideas include art of your favorite ocean animal, marine habitat, or ocean conservation action.
The Aquarium’s Pacific Pals characters will also release a special episode of their show The Daily Bubble to celebrate the special day. You can also tune into various animal webcams at the Aquarium of the Pacific any time to watch penguins, sharks, sea jellies, and a variety of fish from local to tropical species.
You can support the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific with a donation in celebration of World Ocean Day, start or renew an Aquarium membership, search matching gift options through your company, or shop with Amazon Smile and add the Aquarium as the charity of your choice. For more information, please visit the Aquarium’s website.
WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Virtual World Ocean Day Celebration)
9:00 a.m. Crafty Critters (Pre-K to K)
10:00 a.m. Draw with Us (K to 2nd grade)
11:00 a.m. Ask a Scientist: Octopus (K to 5th grade)
12:00 p.m. The Daily Bubble
1:00 p.m. Aquarium Exploration: Shark and Teeth (3rd to 5th grade)
2:00 p.m. Otters & Conservation (6th to 8th grade)
Ongoing: Aquarium’s Facebook live and animal live webcams
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific’s website: aquariumofpacific.org
INFO: (562)-590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org
ONLINE ACADEMY: With many kids and adults staying at home, the Aquarium is offering them free online resources with daily live and on-demand content through its Online Academy. In addition to daily live classes, exhibit webcams, and other fun and educational content, the Aquarium is offering its Guest Speaker Series. You can visit the Aquarium’s website or follow its social media channels for live feeds and updates. A schedule and links to these resources can be found on the Aquarium’s Online Academy webpage.
AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include Pacific Visions, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the FROGS: Dazzling & Disappearing exhibit. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.