Event Details

  • 06/08/2012

    Banner: World Oceans Day 2012
    Location: Bear Valley Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Bear Valley Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-464-5100 x2 x5

The oceans are key to the health and the success of the Earth. In recognition of their importance, President Barack Obama has proclaimed June as National Oceans Month. "Health oceans, coasts, and waterways are among our most valuable resources--driving growth, creating jobs, and supporting businesses across America, said President Obama. Join us at Point Reyes National Seashore as we celebrate National Oceans Month and World Oceans Day on Friday, June 8, 2012.

Join park staff, in cooperation with the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries as we celebrate World Oceans Day. Activities are scheduled throughout the day.

Start your day with a walk on the beach with a park ranger. Meet for this hour-long walk at Drakes Beach at 10 am. We will explore one of the most beautiful beaches at Point Reyes.

Audio-visual presentations throughout the day in the auditorium at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, including the films "Cordell Bank: Blue Water Oasis" and "Point Reyes: The Point of Kings."

Presentations of the Channel Islands National Park's distance learning program "Channel Islands Live" at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. These live broadcasts are transmitted by divers from the seldom seen underwater kelp forests at Channel Islands at 12:30 pm, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm.

For more information:

Learn more about National Ocean Month.

World Oceans Day is our planet's biggest celebration of the ocean, held every June 8th.

Watch the One World One Ocean video "Celebrate World Oceans Day! - June 8th"

Watch the "Channel Islands Live" program on the internet.

For more information about Channel Islands National Park's "Channel Islands Live" and other programs, contact Yvonne Menard at Channel Islands National Park at 805-658-5725.

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