A Thank You Sweep and Celebration

Filed under: Fort Fisher by fortfisher on Friday, May 24th, 2013

FF-Beach AccessHave you thanked the ocean today? Wherever you live, it gives you much: the ocean covers approximately 70 percent of Earth’s surface and produces nearly the same portion of our oxygen. Our little blue planet teems with life because of its water.

Join the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher on Friday, June 8 to celebrate the world’s greatest resource on World Oceans Day 2013.

You’re invited to take to the sand for a two-hour beach sweep in Carolina Beach at 8 a.m. Meet Aquarium staff (in blue polo shirts) at the Carolina Beach boardwalk by the gazebo to pick up trash and debris and help keep our ocean and beaches clean. Volunteers should bring and wear gloves and dress for the weather with hats, sunscreen and closed-toe shoes. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition to the beach sweep, the aquarium hosts a fun, day-long event featuring hands-on activities and informational exhibits emphasizing the ocean’s effect on us, and how we affect the ocean. Visitors can learn about protecting sea turtles and other marine animals, reducing marine debris and more. Dr. Seuss- and youth-themed events also include a special film and crafts.

World Oceans Day began in 1992 and continues to grow as an annual opportunity to highlight the incomparable and invaluable role of the ocean in the existence of life on Earth.

We rely on the ocean to regulate the world’s temperatures, provide us with food and medicine, as well to support our economy with a variety of jobs. Just as the seas support us, we protect them by responsibly managing marine resources, from our global fisheries to our coastal tourist hotspots. Join the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher as we celebrate the world’s greatest resource on World Oceans Day 2013.

Learn more about World Oceans Day at worldoceansday.org.