A global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.
The 2021 Theme for World Oceans Day The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for World Oceans Day. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
These films feature innovative people and organizations who are committed to preserving and protecting sustainability of the ocean.
In 2004, marine biologist Alasdair Harris encouraged a coastal Madagascar community to close off a small section of their octopus-fishing area for a few months to see if this would boost productivity.
Claire Nouvian led a focused, data-driven advocacy campaign against the destructive fishing practice of deep-sea bottom trawling, successfully pressuring Intermarché to change its fishing practices.
Stories | These ocean heroes work to maintain biodiversity through creative means.
Listen & Read Along | These stories have text and audio so you can listen as you read along. Great for ESL and ELL students.
Jacques Cousteau pioneered marine conservation, underwater sea explorer, born 1910. [This story is also available in Spanish and French.]
"The key is to see ourselves as a part of the natural systems that support us." [This story is also available in Spanish and French.]
Art | Photographers illustrate the beauty of the ocean and pay tribute to the ocean conservation efforts in shoreline communities.
Learn about the Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award in the
MY HERO International Film Festival!
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