World Oceans Day to be observed June 8-9
The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station is joining with hundreds of other educational institutions, conservation organizations, and thousands of individuals in dozens of countries around the world in celebrating World Oceans Day, an opportunity to celebrate the oceans' wide array of wonders and resources, and consider ways that each of us can help with ocean conservation.
The 2012 theme 'Youth: the Next Wave for Change' emphasizes the important role that 'tweens and teens can play - and are playing - in conserving our oceans.
The free, family-centered celebration will be Friday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Festivities begin with sunset kayak tour led by a local naturalist. The evening will come to an end with a public viewing of a family friendly, marine-themed movie on the beach starting at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, June 9 the festival will begin at 10 a.m. with multiple games and activities for children and families throughout the day, including water recreation demos, a touch tank, reading corner, free Dr. Seuss books (while supplies last), local resource agency information, wildlife demonstrations and more.