What is World Ocean Day?
World Oceans Day 2021 is an annual event to highlight issues affecting our oceans. It is on a mission to deepen understanding of our relationship with the ocean and inspire action to protect it. Why not celebrate World Oceans Day in Your School by organising an event or activity. See below for some great ideas to get your centre or school involved.
What is the Theme of World Ocean Day 2021?
The 2021 theme for World Oceans Day is The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. The focus is on how the ocean is our life-source and supports humanity and every other organism on Earth. World Oceans Day will highlight key issues such as plastic pollution, rising water temperatures, overfishing, sewage dumps and other factors impacting the ocean’s ability to thrive as it should.
When is World Ocean Day 2021?
World Oceans Day will be held worldwide on Tuesday 8 June 2021
Why Celebrate World Ocean Day?
Our ocean connects us all and we are all responsible for them, so it makes sense for us all to unite our efforts and join together with friends, community and family to celebrate the world’s oceans and help highlight issues affecting them, so that we can protect them for the future.
How Can Schools Celebrate World Ocean Day 2021?
As World Oceans Day is powered by The Youth Advisory Council, it is the perfect opportunity for schools to focus student’s attention on the ocean while being led by inspirational youth role models.
There are many ways that schools can celebrate World Oceans Day 2021. Here are some great activities and ideas to get you started.
**Keep a plastic diary for a day – pledge to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle.
**Teach curriculum themes through ocean activities: habitats, life cycles, adaptation, classification, human impact using our Free Primary Resources:
**Students do an online shark’s courseand receive a personalised certificate ($20 per student – free trial and group discounts available)
**Organize a beach clean or a visit to a local beach.
**Fundraise to support a local coast care charity e.g., Coolum Coast Care, Ocean Crusaders, Sea Shepherd
How Early Learning Centres Can Celebrate World Ocean Day 2021
There are heaps of creative ways that early learning centres can celebrate World Ocean’s day. Here are our top picks:
- Decorate your classroom or childcare setting – Check out our FREE early learning resources
- Book an ocean-focused incursion or excursion
- Host an ocean themed colouring or drawing competition
Involve your centre or school by checking out the World Ocean Day Website
Check out our Blogs for further information on how you can celebrate World Oceans Day