World Oceans Day family event at MI June 2
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Marine Institute is hosting a free, family event to celebrate World Oceans Day 2018 on Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors can explore booths, touch tanks and ocean science, listen to the sound of whales and take part in the Better Bag Challenge (please bring along a T-shirt to upcycle). 

Visitors can also pilot a miniature remotely operated vehicle with help from MI’s School of Ocean Technology. The Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research offers underwater video, interactive games and a marine ecosystem puzzle.

And the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development features an aquaponics display, a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics in which plants provide water filtration for fish and fish wastes provide an organic food source for the plants. 

For a full list of Newfoundland and Labrador events, visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada website.

World Oceans Day celebrates the importance of marine ecosystems to the culture, economy and environment of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the role people can play in protecting oceans.

June 8 is officially recognized by the United Nations as World Oceans Day. This year’s theme focuses on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

The 2018 World Ocean Day event partners are Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the provincial department of Fisheries and Land Resources, Fisheries Food and Allied Workers Union, World Wildlife Fund-Canada, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Parks Canada Agency and the Marine Institute.