World Oceans Day is June 8

Newfoundland Labrador

Please email details of your event to:

Board (at) WorldOceansDay.ca

and we will post your event for others in your area to see and for others across the country who are seeking ideas. Together We Can Make A Difference.

In past years Newfoundland has hosted many events including schools, libraries, museums, churches and community groups. Please check with your local event calendars and check back with this page for updates

Please Note: we do not promote events held at zoos or aquariums where healthy animals are held captive for financial gain, nor do we accept donations from these businesses. We do promote events held by rescue and release centers.

Newfoundland Labrador Dept. of Fisheries & Aquaculture

Events, Educational Resources and Elementary School Contests

http://www.fishaq.gov.nl.ca/education/index.html

Museums, Science & Marine Centres  

Please check with your local museum and science & marine centres for events scheduled. We will post information as we receive it.

Subaquatic Society of Canada

The Subaquatic Society of Canada (SSC), an association of divers, conduct shoreline clean ups coast to coast. Please check with your national and local chapter for details. Thank you to all SSC member for their dedication to preserving waterways!

Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Each year Fisheries & Oceans Canada hosts events across Canada. As the events for this year come available we will post them. 

Beach Clean-Up/Marine debris Awareness Event
Date/Time TBD
Contact: Kim Sheehan Kim.Sheehan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca  http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

Hosts World Oceans Day events.

http://cpaws.org

Library

Please check your local Library and check back here for details of events planned for this year, as libraries in Newfoundland have hosted events in the previous years and have communicated that they are planning events for this year to celebrate World Oceans Day. We will post events as specific information comes to us. Thank you to all Libraries!

Schools

Students are earning the Ocean Hero Certificate. Thank you to teachers, parents and students!


2018

    Province wide – Newfoundland and Labrador

    World Oceans Day Art Contest for Grades K-6
    Beginning April 30, 2018
    Description: This is a joint effort of the Newfoundland and Labrador World Oceans Day Planning Committee (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Parks Canada Agency, Fisheries Land and Resources, the Fisheries Food and Allied Workers Union, Canadians Parks and Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Marine Institute). One winner per grade level and classes that participate will be entered to win a school prize. Submissions will be displayed at the World Oceans Day Event held in St. John’s on June 2
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    Benoit's Cove NL

    World Oceans Day School Event
    June 5, 2018
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is partnering with St. Peter’s Academy, World Wildlife Fund Canada, ACAP and the Qalipu First Nations for a ½ day event including (but not limited to) Indigenous prayer/drumming/ water ceremony, Right Whale presentation, ocean art activity using reusable cotton bags, mirco plastic activities, trivia oceans games, fishy hand prints (K-2 grade), and an ocean talk/pollution presentation.

    Bonavista NL

    World Ocean Day Activities
    Date: TBD
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Matthew Elementary are having a beach clean-up followed by school presentations on species at risk, a demonstration of urban pollution and their effects on wetlands, estuaries and the ocean, a touch tank experience and viewing of a fisheries patrol boat.

    Burgeo NL

    World Oceans Day Public Event
    June 6, 2018
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be partnering with the town of Burgeo, World Wildlife Fund Canada, ACAP and the Qalipu First Nations for a full day event including (but not limited to) Indigenous prayer/drumming/ water ceremony, beach clean-up, Right Whale presentation, ocean art activity using reusable cotton bags, mirco plastic activities, trivia oceans games, fishy hand prints (K-2 grade), and an ocean talk/pollution presentation.

    Corner Brook NL

    World Oceans Day Public Event
    June 4, 2018
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is partnering with the city of Corner Brook, World Wildlife Fund Canada, ACAP and the Qalipu First Nations for a public event that will include Indigenous drumming and prayer in respect to the ocean, recycling initiatives, touch tank experiences, a micro plastic display, art contest, BBQ and local entertainment.

    Curling NL

    World Oceans Day School Event
    June 4, 2018
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is partnering with JJ Curling Elementary, World Wildlife Fund Canada, ACAP and the Qalipu First Nations for a ½ day event including (but not limited to) Indigenous prayer/drumming/ water ceremony, Right Whale presentation, ocean art activity using reusable cotton bags, micro plastic activities, trivia oceans games, fishy hand prints (K-2 grade), and an ocean talk/pollution presentation.

    Fogo Island NL

    Beach Clean‐up and World Oceans Day Celebration
    Date: TBD
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Town of Fogo Island, the Fogo Island Harbour Authority and the Shorefast Foundation have partnered for a community beach clean‐up and celebration at the Fisherman’s Union Trading Company premises with local music, face painting, touch tank, guest speakers, games and a BBQ.

    Gilliams NL

    World Oceans Day Public Event
    June 8, 2018
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be partnering with Templeman Academy, World Wildlife Fund Canada, ACAP and the Qalipu First Nations for a full day event including (but not limited to) Indigenous prayer/drumming/ water ceremony, beach clean-up. Right Whale presentation, ocean art activity using reusable cotton bags, mirco plastic activities, trivia oceans games, fishy hand prints (K-2 grade), and an ocean talk/pollution presentation.

    Logo Bay, Middle Cove and Outer Cove

    World Oceans Day Event
    June 7, 2018
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been invited to join Oceans Science Centre and the Oceans Learning Partnership to deliver a beach clean-up and hands on activities to highlight aquatic invasive species and marine debris.

    St. John's NL

    World Oceans Day Family Event
    June 2, 2018
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is partnering with the provincial Dept. of Fisheries Land and Resources, Parks Canada Agency, the Fisheries Food and Allied Workers Union, World Wildlife Fund-Canada, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Marine Institute for a World Oceans Day Family Event. The event showcases attractions for all ages including a variety of interactive and educational activities related to our oceans and fisheries. In 2017, this event hosted 26 exhibitors with an attendance of over 1500 people of all ages. It is expected these numbers will be repeated in 2018.

    St. John's NL

    World Oceans Day Lecture
    June 8, 2018
    As part of the Public Lecture Series by the Johnson Geo Centre, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has partnered with World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Johnson Geo Centre to provide a free evening of talks with an oceans focus. The lecture series is a platform to bring together scientists, researchers and the general public – effecting a sharing of knowledge that can broaden each individual’s outlook on our marine world.

    Twillingate NL

    World Ocean Day Poster and Essay for Schools
    Week of June 4-8, 2017
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada will host a Poster Contest with Primary/Elementary Schools with Oceans Day related prizes and an essay Contest with Junior/Senior High Schools with the prize being a Fishery Officer for the day.

    Twillingate NL

    Community Beach Cleanup
    June 8, 2017
    Open to the public, a community beach cleanup will take place in the area of Twillingate.

    Twillingate NL

    World Oceans Day Family Fun Day Event
    Date: TBA
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada will host a family day event including educational displays and videos, prize draws, salt water aquarium, touch tank, tours of patrol vessels, dunk tank and a fish pond. Donations to the local food bank will be accepted for game playing. Local Lions Club will be attending with Cotton Candy. This event will also promote the Better Bag Challenge (commit to the use of reusable bags instead of disposable for a year).



2017

Bonavista, Newfoundland Labrador

World Oceans Day and Beach Cleanup
Date: June 8, 2017 - 10am   Location: Mockbeggar Plantation Provincial Historic Site 68 Roper Street, Division No. 7, Bonavista

Celebrate Environment Week and Oceans Day by helping us clean up the beach by the Mockbeggar Plantation. Dress for the weather, bring your enthusiasm and we’ll supply the bags and refreshments. Get excited about protecting our oceans and beaches. Everyone is welcome.

Organizer: Provincial Historic Sites  LaurieRocheLawrence@gov.nl.ca

Change Islands, Newfoundland Labrador

World Oceans Day Family Event  - Community Beach Cleanup

Thursday June 8,  2017

Location: Change Islands NL

Open to the public, a community beach cleanup will take place in the area of Change Islands.

Conception Bay, Newfoundland Labrador

World Oceans Day Manuels River Beach Cleanup

Thursday June 8,  2017 1pm to 3pm

Location: Worsley Park Beach (hosted by Manuels River)

info@manuelsriver.com     www.manuelsriver.com

Corner Brook, Newfoundland Labrador

Corner Brook, Benoit’s Cove, Meadows, Pasadena, Deer Lake,

June 5 to 7, 2017

Youth Ocean Workshops  

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is partnering with the Marine Institute, ACAP and the Qalipu First Nations for a series of six youth oceans workshops for all K-12 students in the areas of Corner Brook, Benoit’s Cove, Meadows, Pasadena and Deer Lake. One workshop will be facilitated in French. Workshops will include Aboriginal water dance/and presentations in respect to the ocean, talks on expanding the opportunity to increase awareness about marine sustainability, and provide hands on engagement activities in marine innovation and youth leadership.

Corner Brook, Newfoundland Labrador

World Oceans Day Lecture   June 8, 2017  6pm to 8:30pm

Location: Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, NL

This is open to the public and college students and will be held at the Grenfell Campus from 6-8:30pm. Discussions will be held on the Carbon Code, Qalipu presentation, and a recap of Oceans Day events in the area followed by refreshments. Guest speaker, Dr. Brett Favaro from the Marine Institute.

Corner Brook, Newfoundland Labrador

June 8, 2017  World Oceans Day Radio Feature

CORNER BROOK CAFÉ RADIO with guest speakers will be hosting a 1 hour long session highlighting World Ocean Day activities and the week-long celebrations on the west coast of Newfoundland.


Fogo Island, Newfoundland Labrador

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Town of Fogo Island, the Fogo Island Harbour Authority and the Shorefast Foundation have partnered for a community beach clean‐up and celebration at the Fisherman’s Union Trading Company premises with local music, face painting, touch tank, guest speakers, games for the kids and a BBQ (provided by Scotiabank).

Fogo Island Wide Beach Clean-up
Saturday June 10, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm
Contact: recreation@townoffogoisland.ca
World Oceans Day Family Fun Event
Saturday June 10, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Fisherman's Union Trading Company
Contact: recreation@townoffogoisland.ca

Glovertown, Newfoundland Labrador

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Glovertown Academy are having a beach clean-up followed by school presentations on species at risk, a demonstration of urban pollution and their effects on wetlands, estuaries and the ocean, a touch tank experience and viewing of a fisheries patrol boat.

Glovertown Academy Beach Clean-up
Date: TBA

Glovertown Academy School Presentations
Date: TBA

Hopedale, Newfoundland Labrador

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been invited to join the North Coast Community and local schools in World Oceans Day events. Further details to follow. Date: TBA

New World Island, Newfoundland Labrador

Community Beach Cleanup  Date: June 8, 2017  

Open to the public, a community beach cleanup will take place in the area of New World Island. .

Outer Cover, Newfoundland Labrador

Outer Cove Beach Cleanup  Date: June 11, 2017  

Thank You to CIBC Employees for doing this shoreline cleanup !


Placentia, Newfoundland Labrador

Community Beach Cleanup       Date: TBA  

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be partnering with the RCMP in a community beach clean-up. Further details to follow.

Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland Labrador

Community Beach Clean-up and World Oceans Day Activities

 Date: TBA  

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Bonne Bay Marine Station and the community of Norris Point have partnered for a beach clean-up, oceans related games and activities and refreshments at the community hall.

Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland Labrador

Better Bag Challenge

   Date:  June 8, 2017

As part of the International Better Bag Challenge (commit to the use of reusable bags instead of disposable for a year), 2-3 local grocery stores will be supplied with reusable bags to be handed out on June 8th.

Stephenville, Newfoundland Labrador

Beach Clean‐ups and World Oceans Day Activities

    Date:  June 8, 2017

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is partnering with local elementary and high schools, ACAP, River Guardians, Canadian Coast Guard, Qalipu First Nations, Sub Sea 7, Museum of Nature, RCMP and local towns to carry out various activities for grades K - 8. These include beach clean ups, creation of beach art, marine plastics and ecosystems climate hero activities, and Qalipu First Nations talks with mini breakout sessions.

St John's, Newfoundland Labrador

World Oceans Day Family Event Free
Date: June 3, 2017 - 10am - 3pm
Location: Marine Institute, 155 Ridge Road, St. John's
Contact: coastsandoceans@gov.nl.ca
Details: Free family event with interactive and educational activities, booths, touch tank, crafts, and more. In 2016, this event hosted 28 exhibitors with an attendance of over 2000 people of all ages. It is expected that these numbers will be repeated in 2017.

Organized by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, in Partnership with:
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada  - Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
- Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union-Unifor- Fisheries and Marine Institute
- World Wildlife Fund

St John's, Newfoundland Labrador

World Oceans Day Lecture Free
Date: June 8, 2017
 

Location: Johnson GeoCentre, St. John’s, NL

As part of the Public Lecture Series by the Johnson GeoCentre, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has partnered with World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Johnson GeoCentre to provide a free evening of talks with an oceans focus. The lecture series is a platform to bring together scientists, researchers and the general public – effecting a sharing of knowledge that can broaden each individual’s outlook on our marine world.

Terrenceville, Newfoundland Labrador

Community Beach Clean-up and World Oceans Day Celebration

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has partnered with the Town of Terrenceville for a community beach clean-up. Cake a refreshments will be provided. Further details to follow.

Twillingate, Newfoundland Labrador

Community Beach Cleanup       Date: June 8, 2017

Open to the public, a community beach cleanup will take place in the area of Twillingate.

World Oceans Day Family Fun Day Event    Date: June 10, 2017 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will host a family day event including educational displays and videos, prize draws, salt water aquarium, touch tank, tours of patrol vessels, dunk tank and a fish pond.Donations to the local food bank will be accepted for game playing. Local Lions Club will be attending with Cotton Candy. This event will also promote the Better Bag Challenge (commit to the use of reusable bags instead of disposable for a year).

World Oceans Day Activities for Schools   Date: June 5-9, 2017 Fisheries and Oceans Canada will host a Poster Contest with Primary/Elementary Schools with Oceans Day related prizes and an essay Contest with Junior/Senior High Schools with the prize being a Fishery Officer for the day