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World Oceans Day Celebration
June 8-10, 2012 at Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium invites you to join us as we celebrate World Oceans Day from June 8-10, 2012. This amazing day will use Atlanta's very own ocean, and the world's largest Aquarium, to expose visitors to the wonders of the oceans, and how they affect us every day, in an educational and engaging manor and environment.

In honor of World Oceans Day, we are partnering once again with Dr. Seuss and will have lots of giveaways, activities, games and more!

Activities and giveaways include:

  • The Home Depot Kids Workshop
  • Dr. Seuss activities and giveaways
  • Arts & crafts stations including: Decorate a World Oceans Day crown; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Who are you fish? nametags; and much more
  • Special Dr. Seuss poster contests throughout the day
  • Eco-friendly partner pavilion, including free biodegradable sunscreen samples thanks to Reef Safe Sun Care

The World Oceans Day Celebration weekend will kick off on June 8, and activities will be on June 9 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Aquarium's beautiful Oceans Ballroom, where guests will learn about what they can do to help protect our oceans and promote conservation of the environment, as well as learn about eco-friendly products and partners in our eco-friendly partner pavilion.

These events are always free for Annual Pass members and available and complimentary for all guests in the Aquarium with general admission. Activities and giveaways are based on availability. Please arrive early.


Get To Know Your Wild Neighbors Contest

National partners the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Federation, Association of Zoos & Aquariums, National Recreation and Park Association, Wildlife Habitat Council, Wildlife Forever, Outdoor Afro and the Get to Know Program are working together to encourage American youth to get outdoors and connect with nature through the 2012 Get to Know Contest. The contest invites young people to spend more time outdoors and submit original works of art, writing, photography, video or music inspired by the natural world.

Art, writing, photography, video and music entries can be submitted online at Get-To-Know.org between April 7 - July 16, 2012. Entries will be available for viewing online during the contest run. Contest winners will receive prizes, including an opportunity to attend an Art and Nature Camp at a National Park in Canada (for youth age 12 and over), where they will be joined by contest winners from Canada. Winning entries will also be published in the 2013 Get to Know Contest Calendar.

Learn more and submit your entry online.


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