Celebrate World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is an opportunity every year to honor the world’s oceans, celebrate the products the ocean provides such as seafood as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value. The ocean also provides sea-lanes for international trade. Global pollution and over-consumption of fish have resulted in drastically dwindling population of the majority of species.

The Ocean Project, working in partnership with the World Ocean Network, has been promoting WOD since 2003 with its network of over 1,600 organizations and others throughout the world. These groups have been working to build greater awareness of the crucial role of the ocean in our lives and the important ways people can help. World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to get directly involved in protecting our future, through a new mindset and personal and community action and involvement – beach cleanups, educational programs, art contests, film festivals, sustainable seafood events, and other planned activities help to raise consciousness of how our lives depend on the oceans.

There are lots of events planned throughout the Beaufort area to both create both awareness and to celebrate World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day Beaufort – Environmental Lecture Series
Today at 9:00am Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hunting Island Dogs Night Out & Sunset Yoga, today at 5:00pm, Hunting Island State Park

Kayak Dash for Trash Saturday June 9th, Help clean up local waterways while kayaking and having fun.  Contact The Kayak Farm for details

‘Locomocean’ a Recycled Art Workshop with Terry Brennan  Saturday at 10:00am, ARTWorks Beaufort Town Center

Sustainable Seafood Initiative Dinner, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7:00pm, Plums Restaurant

World Oceans Day Festival on June 16 from 10am -3pm at the Beaufort Town Center in front of ARTworks. The marine debris sculpture will be finished and the public can bring pieces of debris and recyclables to help build the sculpture.  More info

Ocean Motion Yoga Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 9:00am, Yoga Chandra Center for the Healing Arts, Lady’s Island