World Oceans Day is June 8th

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Back by popular demand Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children’s Books, The Ocean Project, and the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have partnered yet again to celebrate World Oceans Day, held June 8th, with Dr. Seuss.

For the second year in a row participating AZA accredited zoos and aquariums across the world will host fun-filled family events inspired by this year’s theme of 1, 2, 3 and the Seas, with the goal of encouraging children of all ages to creatively examine how numbers and counting play an important role in protecting our oceans.

Rhythm of Conservation Sweepstakes

AZA invites families who are passionate about education, and interested in learning more about wildlife conservation, to enter the Rhythm of Conservation Sweepstakes.

From April 1st through June 15th, families can enter the Rhythm of Conservation Sweepstakes online and return once daily to enter again and learn about a different animal. On the site, visitors may also browse interactive educational activities and lessons about conservation.

Some of the great prizes up for grabs include a four-day, three-night family package for two adults and two children to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge with Savannah View; a NOOK Tablet™; and more!  This exciting opportunity is made possible by K12, America’s leader in K–12 online education.  

Register Your Event With The Ocean Project

Since 2002, The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network have helped to promote and coordinate World Oceans Day events worldwide. Each year an increasing number of countries and organizations have been marking June 8th as an opportunity to celebrate our world oceans and our personal connection to the sea. Visit the World Oceans Day website to list your event, get celebration ideas, and access the media outreach kit.

Celebrate World Oceans Day at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium near you! 

Phoenix Zoo
Aquarium of the Bay
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Charles Paddock Zoo
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Sacramento Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo
Sequoia Park Zoo
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Downtown Aquarium (Denver)
Mystic Aquarium
Brandywine Zoo
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Florida Aquarium
Lion Country Safari
Mote Aquarium
Palm Beach Zoo
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Zoo Miami
Georgia Aquarium
Tautphaus Park Zoo
Brookfield Zoo
Peoria Zoo
Scovill Zoo
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia Kansas
Sedgwick County Zoo
WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium
Alexandria Zoological Park
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Buttonwood Park Zoo
New England Aquarium
National Aquarium
Salisbury Zoo
Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
John Ball Zoo
Potter Park Zoo
Minnesota Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Red River Zoo
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Lincoln Children's Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Adventure Aquarium
Jenkinson's Aquarium
ABQ BioPark Aquarium
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Binghamton Zoo
New York Aquarium
Akron Zoological Park
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Oklahoma City Zoo
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Erie Zoo
Lehigh Valley Zoo
Greenville Zoo
Bramble Park Zoo
Chattanooga Zoo
Tennessee Aquarium
Caldwell Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Dallas World Aquarium
Downtown Aquarium (Houston)
El Paso Zoo
Houston Zoo
San Antonio Zoo
Texas State Aquarium
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Living Museum
Virginia Zoo
Seattle Aquarium
MIlwaukee County Zoo/Zoological Society of Milwaukee
Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo
Racine Zoo
Oglebay Zoo
Calgary Zoo