We’ve joined forces with leaders in local and national conservation initiatives for our World Oceans Day celebration – June 7 & 8. Through hands-on, interactive activities, fun crafts and more, families will have fun, while also learning more of what that they can do to positively impact the environment and marine life worldwide.
Below is a sampling of the conservation partners we’re excited to welcome this weekend:
Did you know that sea turtles often mistake plastic bags for their natural prey: jellyfish? Adventure Aquarium’s educational partner, the New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences will be on hand to talk about sea turtles and sea turtle conservation, and what you can do to protect them in the wild. Turtle artifacts, crafts, interactives and more!
Since its founding in 1978, staff at New Jersey’s Marine Mammal Stranding Center have responded to over 4,000 calls for whales, dolphins, seals, and sea turtles that washed ashore on New Jersey beaches. Learn about their invaluable work, and take a behind-the-scenes tour to the top of our Ocean Realm Exhibit ($5/person) to help the Center. 100% of the proceeds will go to the center in their efforts to protect local wildlife!
Learn more about the efforts of California-based Surfrider Foundation – an organization whose mission is simple: the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. Representatives will be on hand to talk about their work and what you can do to protect the oceans we all know and love.
A commitment to sustainable seafood is essential for the health and future of our oceans. During your World Ocean Weekend visit, hear from representatives of Whole Foods Market in Marlton and learn more about what sustainable seafood is, and how you can help make a difference with your food choices. Whole Foods Market works hard to set the bar high for responsible aquaculture and fishery practices and are committed to supporting the supplier partners who are on the water helping to maintain abundant fish populations and ecosystems for future generations. Recently, Greenpeace ranked them #1 again in their annual ranking of seafood sustainability at US supermarkets!
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the festivities. LEARN MORE about what’s happening during our World Oceans Day weekend celebration.