Happy World Oceans Day!

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Today is the first official World Oceans Day!

First proposed in 1992—and unofficially celebrated since—World Oceans Day was declared by the United Nations to be recognized on June 8th every year starting with 2009. Working together with The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network, people around the globe are taking time out today to recognize and reflect on the many ways the ocean contributes to life here on earth with a particular emphasis on preservation and conservation.

This year’s official motto is “Our Oceans, Our Responsibility” while the the unofficial motto is “one ocean, one climate, one future.”

You can read more about events in your area, as well as ideas of how to participate in World Oceans Day at The Ocean Project website.

In the mean time, here are some quick ways you might want to use to celebrate World Oceans Day with your kids, even if you don’t live near the sea:

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