June 8, 2012
This year marks the 20th Anniversary for the concept of World Oceans Day, first showcased on June 8, 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, coordinated by the Oceans Institute of Canada. Canada and other countries continue to hold celebrations on June 8 to mark World Oceans Day. As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is now officially recognized by the UN on June 8 each year. Activities and events celebrating our oceans and coasts are carried out each year around the world throughout the month of June.
The annual public event on the Halifax Waterfront is one of the largest and longest-held World Oceans Day activities on the East Coast of North America.
This event brings together over 30 organizations with exhibits and displays, and annually attracts over a thousand visitors. Event highlights include:
· See fish and sea creatures up close and touch their slimy scales.
· Learn about Nova Scotia's ocean and coastal resources and their importance to our everyday lives.
· Visit educational exhibits and interactive demonstrations.
· Take part in the “Celtic Mass for the Sea” Flash Mob at 12:30pm.
To participate in the Flash Mob, contact Scott Macmillan at 902-455-6325.
The waterfront event is jointly organized by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture, Waterfront Development and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
June 8th - 10:00 to 3:00
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