The Vancouver Aquarium, WWF-Canada and SeaChoice are teaming up to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8, 2012 with a series of activities for the whole family. Come and learn about our oceans and how you can help protect them.

Schedule of Events

8 a.m. Beluga and Yoga Session / Canada’s Arctic Gallery, Vancouver Aquarium

There will be a beluga-inspired yoga session led by yogi, ocean lover, and blissologist, Eoin Finn. Global hip-hop and organic beats performed by DJ Tspoon (Delhi 2 Dublin), Rupinder Sidhu (Banyen Roots), and Ndidi Cascade. Post yoga session breakfast will be offered by Choices markets. All proceeds will directly support Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program as well as SeaChoice.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Short presentations and hands-on activities / Canada’s Arctic Gallery, Vancouver Aquarium

Short presentations and hands-on activities with Aquarium and WWF staff every 30 minutes based on the day’s theme: “Five things you can do to protect our oceans.”

11:00 a.m. Lower the volume: How noise is affecting marine life
11:30 a.m. Keep it Clean: Why shoreline cleanups are important
12:00 p.m. What’s the catch…with sustainable seafood
12:30 p.m. Hide and seek: The importance of eelgrass to ocean habitats
1:00 p.m. A fine balance: Impacts of ocean acidification
1:30 p.m. What’s the catch…with sustainable seafood
2:00 p.m. Keep it Clean: Why shoreline cleanups are important
2:15 p.m. Celebration cake
2:30 p.m. Lower the volume: How noise is affecting marine life
3:00 p.m. Hide and seek: The importance of eelgrass to ocean habitats
3:30 p.m. A fine balance: Impacts of ocean acidification

And because a celebration isn’t complete without a cake, join us for World Oceans Day cake at 2:15 p.m.!

6:30 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner – YEW Restaurant at Four Seasons Vancouver  

Join critically acclaimed YEW restaurant at Four Seasons Vancouver and the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program for a sumptuous ocean-friendly dinner. Executive Chef Ned Bell will feature Ocean Wise menu selections – paired with premium wines – that are inspired by the oceans of the world: Arctic, Indian, Pacific, Atlantic, and Southern.

Reception will open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $160 each (includes food, wine, tax and gratuity), and reservations can be made by calling 604-609-5480 or emailing [email protected].

Look for the Ocean Wise symbol next to seafood items for the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice.

 

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