World Oceans Day is the UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action.
All around the globe individuals and groups use the day to celebrate, learn about, and do their part to help the ocean. Local, regional, and state organizations will come together to provide engaging activities to help visitors understand the human connection to the ocean.
Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating the ocean right on its doorstep!
About World Oceans Day
On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean.
WHY CELEBRATE WORLD OCEANS DAY?
A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:
- Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
- Helps feed us
- Regulates our climateCleans the water we drink
- Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines
- Provides limitless inspiration!
Artist Boat was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) with the purpose of protecting our Gulf
Coast through land conservation and fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark
creativity, awareness and action. We want everyone who experiences our Gulf Coast to
value and protect its natural beauty. Since our inception over 100,000 participants have
helped bring 40,000 students to estuaries by kayak, foot, or vessel; created over 50+ public
art works for campuses and communities; conserved over 600+ acres on west Galveston
Island forming the Coastal Heritage Preserve and creating a place for the future Gulf Coast
Environmental Education Center; restored over 50 acres of dunes and prairies to assure
recovery of these ecosystems following Hurricane Ike; formed the Bucket Brigade
comprised of a Marine Debris Task Force, interpretive tours, beautified buckets for trash,
recycle centers, and more on Galveston beaches; and provided a 1,000+ teachers with
professional development and place-based curriculum for the classroom.