Sarasota County residents and visitors are invited to join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. This year’s event will feature games and crafts focused on “green” sustainable practices, marine science and conservation by Mote and other local organizations.
During the festival, Sarasota County environmental officials, along with members of the Science and Environmental Council (SEC), will promote therir Be Floridian campaign, which encourages the protection of our waterways, bays and beaches. Visitors also can learn best practices for lawn care during the summer to help protect some of our most precious natural resources.
World Oceans Day was created in 1992 at the Earth Summit and declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2009. Official sponsors of World Oceans Day are the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, The Ocean Project, Dr. Seuss and Random House Children’s Books.
•What: World Oceans Day Family Festival
•When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 8
•Where: Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota
•Cost: Free with admission to Mote Aquarium. Admission is $19 for adults; $18 for seniors over 65; $14 for children ages 4-12; and free for kids age 3 and younger. Mote members always get in free.
For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 (TTY 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771).