World Ocean Day

Join us for some fun and educational activities that will reinforce the importance that a healthy ocean has in our lives!

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Time: 10:30-3:30 pm

World Ocean Day is a global celebration and collaboration for a healthier future for our ocean. Our health and our ocean’s health are connected. Over half of the oxygen we breathe is produced in the ocean, and the ocean is the heart of our planet, circulating heat and water and regulating our climate. Together, we can make a difference and keep our ocean healthy for future generations.  Join us in celebrating to honor our ocean and do something to protect it!

10:30 am
Whale, Dolphin, and Seal Activity Stations Open

  • Mock Seal Rescue with the NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team
  • The Blubber Report: try on a blubber glove
  • How big is a whale? Learn about the whales that live in the Gulf of Maine and compare your size with theirs with our whale measuring activity.
  • Make a Seal Mask

10:30-11:30 am
Face Painting
For kids of all ages can get their face painted for $1. All proceeds support our ocean education mission.

11 am-12:30 pm
Inside Ladder the Life-size Inflatable Whale
Walk through the Blue Ocean Society’s Ladder, a 65 ft. inflatable whale! Participants learn all about how baleen whales eat and digest their food.

12-1 pm
Squid Dissection
Learn all about the anatomy and physiology of squid during this hands-on, guided squid dissection. Space is limited and registration is required. Cost: $5 per person.
 
Squid Dissection Registration

1-1:30 pm
Wrack Line Walk
Find out what the last tide left behind during this naturalist-led walk along the shore of Odiorne Point State Park.

1:30-2:30 pm
Beach Cleanup
Do your part to help make our ocean a healthier and cleaner place! You’ll learn about the dangers marine debris pose to wildlife and humans.

2:00 pm
Our Ocean Our Future: 25 reasons to protect our ocean
SSC is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. Join us to learn 25 great reasons to protect our ocean. We will upcycle plastic waste and create a group art project to help keep plastics out of our ocean.

 

Members receive free admission everyday! Learn more and join today.