Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Celebrate World Oceans Day at the Aquarium!

On Sunday, June 6, the Aquarium to celebrated World Oceans Day with free, family-friendly activities on the Harbor View Terrace between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

With a guess of 6,237 legos, Jeffrey B. won a raffle to see how many legos formed the Gorton's fisherman. The correct answer was 6,000.

Suzanne A. won the Dr. Seuss 50th Anniversary Edition One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and a painting from one of our harbor seals!

Attendees exchanged plastic grocery bags for reusable totes, thanks to our sponsors—Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Maryland and GIANT/MARTIN'S.

And additional activities included:
  • Special children's area with games and projects to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's classic picture book, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • A chance to test drive the Sea Perch, a real underwater robot
  • The fan-favorite bug matching game to teach about the creepy-crawly and amazing insects that live on the Boston Harbor Islands
  • A scavenger hunt with fun ways to learn important ocean facts
  • A creative outlet where families contributed to a community art project using discarded fishing gear, like nets and lobster pots
  • See just how gigantic whales can eat some of the tiniest creatures in the sea with a hands-on learning lab
  • Sustainable seafood cooking demonstration
  • Prizes and giveaways
  • And much more!
Aquarium educators will be out in full force, providing opportunities to touch, listen and learn about the sea. Bring your questions and find out how each of us can protect the oceans.

Additional participants included:
Stop & Shop
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
Catching Joy, Inc.
Charles River Watershed Association
Conservation Law Foundation
Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pew Environment Group
Polar Beverages
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Sailors for the Sea/MIT Sea Grant
Stellwagen Alive!
Warren Prescott School - Green Team, Oceanic Society,
WXRV The River 92.5 Radio

Thanks to our sponsor:


This event was free and open to the public.

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