Welcome to the international community’s online resource for World Oceans Day—our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean held every June 8th.

This year, we encourage you to reach out to young people in your community and help inspire them. The future of ocean conservation is in their hands!

Explore the site for some ideas, resources, and information about how you can get involved.

California Events:

From Here to Eternity, A love Story. Mill Valley Californiaa
31 May 2011 – 30 Jun 2011 in 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Art show consisting of art created out of Beach Plastic garbage debris.
BLUEMIND: Your Brain On Ocean
2 Jun 2011 – 2 Jun 2011 in San Francisco, CA, USA
Kick off World Oceans Month on June 2nd with a new kind of ocean exploration…deep into the human brain…at California Academy of Sciences.The BLUEMIND Summit is an all-day symposium that will be live streaming on

Followed by an Ocean NightLife event with ~4000 ocean lovers at the Academy

Children’s World Ocean Day with STAR Eco Station
4 Jun 2011 – 5 Jun 2011 in Culver City, CA, USA
STAR Eco Station Environmental Children’s Museum & Exotic Wildlife Rescue Facility is proud to sponsor Children’s World Ocean Day in partnership with the City of Rocklin, CA. This is a fun, interactive educational event for the whole family. Learn what you can do to help save the planet!In partnership with California Coastal Commission, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Placer Land Trust, City of Rocklin, Dry Creek Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Game, The City of Roseville, The Town of Loomis, United Foods International, Teichert Foundation, Union Pacific and many more.
Ocean Friendly Garden Workshop
4 Jun 2011 – 18 Jun 2011 in Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Are you interested in turning your yard into an Ocean-Friendly Garden? FREE workshops are being offered throughout the South Bay.Click on the event title for details!
Carlsbad Beach Fest
4 Jun 2011 – 4 Jun 2011 in Carlsbad, CA, USA
The Carlsbad Community will host this annual event on June 4th. As we celebrate Recreation Paradise through Good Beach Stewardship, we will honor WOD at 12 noon with a ceremonial “Hands Across the Beach,” linking one mile of beach to help support the message that ocean conservation is in our hands. Headed up by San Diego CoastKeeper and CA State Parks, a massive beach clean-up will follow lead by hundreds of volunteers. Congressman, Brian Bilbray along with Carlsbad Mayor, Matt Hall bring attention to this important event with their presence and support. Beach Fest offers a full day of live entertainment on four stages, sporting events from beach volleyball to kayaking, and educational stewardship on one mile of beach!Come join us!!
SEA LIFE Hosts Party for World Oceans Day
4 Jun 2011 – 4 Jun 2011 in Carlsbad, CA, USA
SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium at the LEGOLAND® California Resort celebrates World Oceans Day with a Sr. Seuss themed Party from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Click on event name for full details.
Pacifica Beach Coalition Beach Cleanup
4 Jun 2011 – 4 Jun 2011 in Pacifica, CA USA
Help us restore Habitat at Linda Mar State Beach in Pacifica from 10-12.00. Meet at the Pacifica Commmunity Center parking lot by the Portola Statue – Crespi drive at Hwy 1.Bringing your own cloth gloves can help us to be more sustainable but we will have gloves and tools for your use.
Banana Slug String Band in Concert at Monterey Bay Aquarium
4 Jun 2011 – 5 Jun 2011 in Monterey, CA, USA
The award-winning eco-band the Banana Slug String Band play two concerts in honor of World Oceans Day. The concerts are part of an overall celebration at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey,CA, on Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5. The Banana Slugs` booty-shakin` tunes go on at noon on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. More information here.
CIEDM Meetup on 2011 World Environment Day & World Ocean Day
4 Jun 2011 – 5 Jun 2011 in Arcadia, California, USA
California Institute of Environmental Design & Management (CIEDM) meetup! Click on the event title for full details.
World Oceans Day Festival at the Ty Warner Sea Center
4 Jun 2011 – 4 Jun 2011 in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
We would like to invite your organization to be part of our World Oceans Day Festival at the Ty Warner Sea Center.Celebrate the importance of our world’s oceans and their marine inhabitants. Meet groups and individuals that are taking action to conserve and protect our ocean resources. Observe live animal feeding demonstrations. Take in hundreds of ocean themed student artworks. Try your hand at engaging science activities while exploring amazing aquatic exhibits.

Event Details:
World Oceans Day Festival at the Ty Warner Sea Center
Saturday, June 4 from 11am – 3pm. Set up at 10:30am.

Ocean Voyagers 3D Los Angeles Premiere
5 Jun 2011 – 6 Jun 2011 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
To celebrate World Oceans Day, on June 5, 2011 mammoth humpback whales and the vast blue of the Pacific come to life in full stereoscopic 3D when the LA 3-D Club (SCSC) presents the Los Angeles premiere of Ocean Voyagers 3D. A joint effort between Feodor Pitcairn Productions and 3D superpower PassmoreLab, Ocean Voyagers 3D is an exciting adventure where hardship pushes endurance to the brink, danger lurks around every bend, and where love knows no bounds.Click the event title for full details.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Artist Night
8 Jun 2011 – 9 Jun 2011 in Santa Monica, CA, USA
Celebrate World Oceans Day at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s 2nd Aquarium’s Artist Night. This two hour photography/art session will be available to 25 participants only. Participants are invited to sketch, paint and take photos of the Aquarium’s local species, including our new seahorse exhibit. Aquarium staff will be present to help facilitate artists’ needs. Space is limited so please RSVP at 310-393-6149 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              310-393-6149      end_of_the_skype_highlighting x 106. Suggested donations of $5.00 are welcome.
World Oceans Day Celebration at Hennssey’s Tavern
8 Jun 2011 – 9 Jun 2011 in San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoy live music, tasty meals and good company at Hennssey’s Tavern from 6-9pm while San Diego Coastkeeper will lead an interactive and educational presentation about Areas of Special Biological Significance and show how people can conserve underwater parks.
Kickoff of the Summer for Clean Beaches Happy Hour
8 Jun 2011 – 8 Jun 2011 in Monterey, CA, USA
Join the staff and volunteers of Save Our Shores for our Kickoff the Summer for Clean Beaches party in Monterey.Taking place on World Oceans Day and hosted by Light and Motion, this Monterey kickoff party will introduce new faces to the work of Save Our Shores and inspire citizens to take action for the ocean in Monterey County. Come out to meet other oceans lovers and activists in your community and learn how you can make a difference for the ocean right in your own backyard.
Charity Cruising for World’s Ocean Day
8 Jun 2011 – 28 Dec 2011 in Santa Monica, CA, USA
Event Details: Ocean Charity Representative & Ocean Charity Angels; “Let the Dream Fly” Ballerina, Fashion Show & Photograph competition activities
World Ocean Day at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
8 Jun 2011 – 8 Jun 2011 in Santa Ana, CA, USA
Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to to 5.m.
Visit the Aquarium and celebrate the ocean by joining in a scavenger hunt, special storytime, beach cleanup and more. The official World Ocean Day 2011 is Wednesday, June 8, and is celebrated all over the world. Come down to Cabrillo beach and visit your ocean!
Fee: Free.
World Ocean Day 2011: Sustainable Food Demo
8 Jun 2011 – 8 Jun 2011 in San Francisco, CA, USA
As a Culinary Professional living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Executive Chef Eric Magnani has a strong connection to the ocean and all of its wondrous resources.This year marks the third year that the California Academy of Sciences has graciously offered Global Gourmet Catering and Chef Eric Magnani the opportunity to participate in their World Ocean Day festivities.
Aquarium of the Bay Hosts World Oceans Day Celebration
8 Jun 2011 – 12 Jun 2011 in San Francisco, CA, USA
Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco will host a five-day World Ocean`s Day celebration, kicking off with a beach clean up and continuing with activities throughout the weekend. Click on the event title for full list of events!
Cabrillo National Monument – Windows to the Sea
8 Jun 2011 – 8 Jun 2011 in San Diego, CA, USA
On the western side of Point Loma lies the rocky intertidal zone, a window into the ocean ecosystem that lies along of San Diego`s coast. During periods of low tide, pools form along this shore in rocky depressions. In them you may see flowery anemones, elusive octopi, spongy deadman`s fingers, and a myriad of other creatures.Learn about ocean creatures in our newly renovated Whale and Kelp Forest Overlook also with a whale and calf tactile sculpture!
World Oceans Day Celebration at the Birch Aquarium
8 Jun 2011 – 8 Jun 2011 in San Diego, CA, USA
Take part in a fishy scavenger hunt, listen to classic Dr. Seuss stories, watch a special World Oceans Day dive show and hear the winner of our Name a Species contest!
Go Blue Day at Petco Park
9 Jun 2011 – 10 Jun 2011 in San Diego, CA, USA
Become a member of San Diego Coastkeeper and receive FREE tickets to Padres vs. Nationals game on June 9th
Ocean 5 Network – Because I Care Cleanup!
11 Jun 2011 – 12 Jun 2011 in Santa Monica, CA, USA
Beach cleanup with at least five classrooms attending aside from family and friends. Will have games, prizes and award for afterwards. Sponsored by the Ocean 5 Network.
Monterey Bay Aquarium WOD
11 Jun 2011 – 12 Jun 2011 in Monterey, CA, USA
Free with Aquarium admissionJoin us for a celebration of the amazing ecosystem that covers 70% of our planet. You’ll learn about the treasures of the ocean, the threats it faces and what we can do to keep it healthy.
World Oceans Day: For Sharks!
11 Jun 2011 – 11 Jun 2011 in San Francisco, CA, USA – San Francisco, CA, USA
Please join Sea Stewards in another world Oceans Day celebration June 11, in support of sharks and a healthy ocean. Click on the event title for full details!
Clean LB
11 Jun 2011 – 11 Jun 2011 in Long Beach, CA, USA
Join us and help us cleanup what doesn`t belong on our beach: Trash!Get at a free lunch at THE PIKE Bar & Grill and Kafe Neo on 4th Street*!!

See Keren Ann on June 25, 2011!!The Luckman Fine Arts complex is giving away tickets to every helping hand for this show in LA.

Supplies are on us and refreshments are provided by Whole Foods Marked Long Beach!!
However, in order not to add more trash to the environment, we encourage you to bring you own reusable water bottles and recycle old bags. For example, a plastic grocery bag.

Food drive!!
Free parking!!
Student credit!!

See you there!

Blue at the Zoo
12 Jun 2011 – 12 Jun 2011 in Santa Ana, CA, USA
Summer Blues Concert for visitors. Information and activity tables set up for guests.

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