The Official United Nations World Oceans Day Portal
8 June 2020
Host a photo and art exhibit featuring ocean-themed works by local professional artists as well as works by non-professionals expressing their connection to the ocean and their concern about ocean issues. Visit a WashedAshore exhibit near you that creates unique art displays out of plastic pollution to educate the public about the problem of marine debris.
Looking for more audience participation? Sponsor a “paint-off” and invite young and old alike to paint ocean-themed pictures in front of an audience. The event can have music and snacks and the best works (selected by the audience) can be showcased at your organization or a local zoo, aquarium, museum, library, or other public place. Be sure to use eco-friendly paint!
Alternatively, create artwork from other materials, even trash!
Hold a writing, poetry, or even video contest featuring stories about the ocean.
Pick the winners on World Oceans Day and hold a ceremony where the winners can share their works with a crowd. You could also create a virtual contest using social media and asking your followers to pick their favorite. Also be sure to check
The "MareArte" art project was born from an idea of the artist DIEGO RACCONI as a collective artistic initiative of works in small format, traveling through the postal system. The works of artists from different regions and from foreign countries focus on the varied relationship between man and the sea. Art can represent a valid awareness tool, through which to send a message to the community, stimulating virtuous behavior and evoking ancient customs and traditions.
‘Washed Up and Washed Away’ is a photographic reflection on beach detritus. The Cyanotype series highlights environmental issues of our decaying marine ecosystems. It offers pictorial results from a small census of what can be found on our local beaches.
Dentro del marco del Día Mundial de los Océanos de las Naciones Unidas, en colaboración con Elementum S. C., el maestro Filiberto Ayala nos muestra su obra de pintura donde los cuerpos humanos se convierten en lienzos, "Body Paint". El body paint se refiere al arte de la pintura corporal. Las técnicas usadas en body paint abarcan aquellas tradicionales usadas en la pintura, pero también incorporan el uso de aerógrafos y la simulación de tatuajes para la caracterización de un personaje o de un paisaje.
No ‘Dia Internacional dos Oceanos’, 08 de junho, acontecerá o lançamento da missão UNESCO para a "Década da Ciência pelo Oceano - 2021-2030”. Em parceria com a @vozesdoplaneta.podcast , @tocha_filmes e @unibescultural, haverá uma série de quatro eventos virtuais para as principais duas semanas que terão como anfitriões a Jornalista @pauli_chamorro e Consultor Técnico do Instituto Ecosurf, @joaomalavolta.
Proyecto Fronterizo de Educación ambiental A.C; a través su Programa de Certificación Restaurante Amigo del Mar, invita a la comunidad de Tijuana a participar en el concurso "Carteles por el Océano" donde podrán sumarse niñas y niños de 6 a 15 años y, en fotografía mujeres y hombre de 16 años o más. El objetivo es de demostrar con sus imágenes, la importancia de los océanos y que podemos hacer para cuidarlos.
Seas and oceans are God’s gift to us. Oxygen is primarily produced by marine plants. Besides, oceans are home to a variety of aquatic creatures.
Imagine what would happen if these creatures were to consume the plastic thrown in by us? Plastic is not just harmful for animals; it is also thought to be carcinogenic (a cancer causing agent). Now, imagine this. Are you a non-vegetarian? Do you eat fish? That way, you are indirectly consuming plastic.