9:00am: World Ocean Day kick-off
9:15am: Rockpool Ramble at the National Marine Aquarium
10:00am: How to breathe like a dolphin
10:30am: Ocean Learning Zone
A blend of online and offline activity, this session will introduce the concept of our world ocean and global responsibilities and we'll create a collaborative Schools Ocean Manifesto from participants ideas.
Duration: 90 mins
Join OCT as they explore the content of a whale's stomach. What's supposed to be there and what's not? Find out and discover what we can all do to think Ocean in our day to day lives.
Age: 6 - 11 yrs
Duration: 10 mins
Have you ever had a question about our ocean or the creatures in it? Here’s your opportunity to ask our team of marine experts as they try to answer YOUR questions LIVE!
Duration: 30-45 mins
Join Encounter Edu for an Arctic adventure and find out what scientists have discovered about the changes in the frozen north.
Age: 7-11, 11+
Duration: 45 mins
1:00pm: Ocean creative Zone
Laura Hamm from Fabled gives you all the tools you need to create your own ocean story in this video workshop.
Duration: 30 mins
Time to get creative and make a fabulous Ocean inspired hat! Watch the short instruction video and some of our tank footage to pick a habitat, then gather together your craft materials and get involved. Let’s see Ocean textures, colours, 3D elements, and stunning creature drawings to make the most spectacular World Ocean Day accessory.
Duration: 30 mins
Kaimiloa project takes you into the ocean to learn all about the waves and dig into communities from different places and times that enjoyed surfing just like you! Get inspired, imagine and design your surfboard.
Duration: 15 mins
Join author Nathan Bryon and illustrator Dapo Adeola as they share their top tips on how to Clean Up! inspired by their upcoming picture book Clean Up! where main character lovable, passionate Rocket sets off on a mission to save a Caribbean island from plastic pollution
Duration: 7 mins
Join author-illustrator Kim Hillyard to craft your very own colourful paper cuttlefish
Duration: 5-6 mins
4:00pm: Songs for the Ocean
Get on your feet as an amazing lineup of brilliant music artists and ocean advocates sing their songs for the ocean!
Featuring Gretta Ray, Ziggy Alberts, Pacha Light, Jack Cullen and more TBA.
Not one to miss!
Age: All ages
Duration: 1 hour