Virtual World Oceans Day Celebration
Entertainers, artists, and conservationists come together on Saturday, June 13 to celebrate World Oceans Day online. Tune in from home for a fun-filled afternoon of learning and inspiration.
The ‘о̄lelo no‘eau (Hawaiian proverb) “Kui ‘ia ka lei moku e Kanaloa” is the inspiration for this year’s theme. It translates literally to “The islands are strung together as lei by Kanaloa, god of the sea.” The June 13 celebration extends the significance of the ‘о̄lelo no‘eau across many oceans with a global theme: the oceans unite humanity.
- Emceed by Kimi Werner, a U.S. National Spearfishing Champion, culinary chef, and award-winning artist.
- Live entertainment from Kimié Miner, Paula Fuga, and Kawika Kahiapo.
- NOAA Live! Pacific Islands with Camryn Allen. A presentation on how turtle conservation unites humanity, with live engagement and a Q&A segment.
- We Fish! Hawai‘i Film Premiere. A short documentary film that looks into the importance of recreational and non-commercial fishing in Hawai‘i. Fishing is a resource for food, an outlet for fun and education, and a way to perpetuate cultural family practices and the conservation of marine resources for future generations.
- World Oceans Day Art Expo. Share your ocean inspiration through art! Expo categories include youth (K–12) submissions or friends/family collaboration.
- Download a free coloring sheet from artist Patrick Ching’s Papahānaumokuākea Song and Coloring Book. Submit your entry online by June 10.
- The first 250 participants will receive a free Papahānaumokuākea sticker courtesy of Patrick Ching. Select entries will be featured during the Virtual World Oceans Day Celebration!
- Smog of the Sea Film Screening. Bodysurfer Mark Cunningham and spearisher Kimi Werner will share about their expedition in the Sargasso Sea to uncover the fate of plastics in our oceans.