World Oceans Day 2012 - June 8th
This coming Friday, June 8th, is World Oceans Day (WOD)! In celebration of all things marine, here is a short list of WOD websies. events and news releases. Through these links you can find ocean facts, conservation and protection tips and public events including panel discussions and film festivals in Canada and around the world.
http://worldoceansday.org/ - A comprehensive website of facts, ideas, activities and events around the world, listed by country.
http://www.worldoceansday.ca/ - A Canadian website, with lots of info, simple suggestions on how to help and its own list of links.
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/events-evenements/oceansday-journeedesoceans/index-eng.htm - DFO's site about WOD, with archived activities back to 2009, current activities, and oceans information.
http://www.un.org/Depts/los/reference_files/worldoceansday.htm - Link to the UN's page on WOD and a panel discussion announcement at the UN building in New York.
http://www.vanaqua.org/experience/events/annual-and-upcoming-events/world-oceans-day - Large schedule of events at the Vancouver Aquarium, fun for all!
http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mmanew/en/home/whattoseedo/worldoceansday.aspx - Great activities on Halifax's waterfront.
http://coinatlantic.ca/index.php/oceans-day - List of events for the Maritimes and links to international events too.
http://internationaloceaninstitute.dal.ca/index.htm - The International Ocean Institute Canada, located at Dalhousie University in Halifax, always has impressive WOD events. The Elizabeth Mann Borghese Lecture and the Oceans Film Festival will not disappoint!
http://bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SectionID=24&SubSectionID=270&ArticleID=58835 - A talk on WOD about the proposals for the Blue Halo Marine Reserve, which would encompass part of the Sargasso Sea ( see also www.bermudabluehalo.org )
http://www.squidoo.com/world-oceans-day - Countdown clock, videos, links to articles and ways to challenge ourselves to make concious decisions when it comes to our oceans.
This is just a short list, barely scratching the surface, but a good jumping point to get us talking about the oceans.
Happy World Oceans Day!