Marine Science Sunday: Celebrating World Oceans Day- The Big, The Small, and The Weird
Marine Science Sunday:
Celebrating World Oceans Day: The Big, The Small, and The Weird
The Marine Mammal Center
Sunday, June 8 and 22, 2014 10am-5pm
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month for Marine Science Sunday - a FREE engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from our education experts.
In honor of World Oceans Day, the theme this month is Celebrating Our Oceans: The Big, The Small, and The Weird. Come learn about the amazing diversity of life that lives out in the Ocean, from the big to the small and everything in between. Docent-led tours will take you around the hospital showcasing some of the patients we are caring for and how our veterinarians are getting them better. Classroom presentations will feature interactive activities and multimedia showcasing the diversity of life living in our oceans, from the biggest animal in the World (the blue whale), to the smallest animals in the Ocean (plankton), the top predator (the orca, or killer whale) and even the weirdest animals like the unicorns of the sea, the narwhal!
In addition, The Marine Mammal Center Green Team will be partnering with Waste to Waves, Sustainable Surf, and All One Ocean to raise awareness about some innovative ways to reduce trash. These organizations are working together to transform styrofoam waste into surfboards and set up Beach Cleanup Boxes at beaches around California.
There will be a Styrofoam recycling drive to collect Styrofoam for surfboards as well as a free raffle of a Bureo skateboard made from fishing nets and one Safe Sea Set from a local Marin-based toy company.