June is World Ocean Day, while Oklahoma doesn’t have any oceans to enjoy, we do still have an impact on the health of the world’s oceans. Our rivers still lead to the ocean and can still pollute them.
We can also still appreciate oceans from our landlocked state and World Ocean Day is a great day to do that. And if you happen to be in on a coast you may be able to even find some fun World Ocean Day events near you.
There are also some virtual events that can be found on the World Ocean Day website, including Seaweed Around the Clock which starts on June 2nd.
What is World Ocean Day?
Canada first proposed World Ocean Day in 1992 at Earth Summit in Rio. By 2002, The Ocean Project started to promote World Ocean Day globally.
The mission of World Ocean Day is to bring people together to celebrate and take action for our shared blue planet. We are all connected through one ocean and one climate.
When is World Ocean Day?
World Ocean Day is on June 8th every year. Though the date of events may vary so be sure to check the World Ocean Day calendar of events.
Books About the Ocean
It's a great time to read about the ocean as well. These books are great for kids and adults. Also check your local book stores and libraries for books like these.