Oceans Day - Sat Jun 8

Join the Mayne Island Conservancy Society on June 8th as we celebrate World Oceans Day!

Proposed by the government of Canada at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, June 8th has been declared “World Oceans Day,” and is celebrated annually around the globe. This day offers the chance for people to explore, learn and celebrate our connections to the oceans.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Mayne Island Community Oceans Day. Open to all ages!

Meet at the gazebo in Miners Bay Community Park.

12 pm -12:45 pm - Beach Seine: We will explore the intertidal zone of Miners Bay with Michael Dunn & MICS Staff and look for creatures that call our eelgrass beds home.

1 pm -2 pm - Under The Sea: Scuba Divers collect weird and wonderful sub-tidal sea creatures for viewing in our aquariums on Miners Bay dock.

2 pm -3 pm Through The Looking Glass: Peer below the waves with aqua scopes and glimpse the underwater communities of the dock. Microscopes will be set up on the Community Dock to view the ocean's tiniest, and most important, creatures.

Bring your curiosity, a lunch and your friends!

In addition this year's event will include a jellyfish making craft and watershed model demonstration. New this year are ocean displays from local organizations such as the Galiano Conservancy Association, SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society BC, and the Georgia Strait Alliance.

For further information please contact Leanna Boyer (250) 539-5168

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