World Oceans Day
Date posted: June 6, 2019
World Oceans Day is this Saturday, June 8th. It is a day to remember the role that oceans play in everyday life. And, it’s a day to remember the impact of human actions on the ocean.
We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean.
This year’s theme is Gender and the Ocean.
Did you know that there’s a free online World Oceans Day picture book created by The Ocean Project with support of Unite for Literacy? This easy to read book has narration available in several languages.
Visit the Global Ocean and Aquatic Library for more online picture books.