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World Oceans Day, 8 June

To celebrate World Oceans Day, we've provided a series of engaging resources and activities to help young people connect with nature and learn more about our planet's ocean habitats.

Whale shark feeding

The open oceans are the world’s largest ecosystems.

Did you know that oceans absorb about 30% of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming - or that over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods?

To coincide with World Oceans Day, we’d like to invite you to celebrate our one shared ocean and explore the impact oceans have on our everyday lives. Below you'll find a series of engaging resources to help young people learn more about oceans, the unique role they play in supporting all life on our planet, and the issues threatening these unique habitats and the wildlife within them. 

Take Part

Join the Environment Agency for a live Q&A to celebrate World Ocean Day on the 8th June. This online event is for primary and secondary schools in the UK and sits alongside their World Oceans Day resource pack.

World Oceans Day Videos

Four short videos showcasing our amazing ocean habitats, and why we need to protect them. 

Seabed, coral reefs, Indian Ocean
Spinner dolphins swimmming off the coast of Tetepare, Solomon Islands.