Celebrate World Oceans Day!

June 8th is World Oceans Day! Officially begun in 1998, this international celebration is all about reminding us to take care of our oceans and the creatures that live in them. Did you know, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, 71% of the planet’s surface is made up of water? The ocean is an important part of our planet’s ecosystem! And there’s plenty of marine fun you can enjoy all summer: Going to the beach, visiting the aquarium, surfing, boating, and whale watching to name a few. What’s your favorite ocean-related activity?

Celebrate the sea with the Ultimate Oceanpedia: The Most Complete Ocean Reference Ever. This big book of the deep blue is available all the time in the National Geographic Kids online. Explore the world’s oceans with your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Learn about absolutely everything related to the ocean: Tides and tidal waves, seaweed and the kelp forest, underwater caves and volcanoes, how islands and beaches are formed, and much more! Find facts about fish and other marine life such as sharks, whales, otters, jellyfish, and seahorses. There’s something to learn about everything under the sea!

National Geographic Kids is a great stop for fun facts about nature and animals! Discover even more eBooks, videos, and pictures about ocean-related topics and animals, as well as other environments like deserts, rain forests, and mountains, and lots and lots of animals from all over the world! Dive into the sea of knowledge with your student ecard and PIN.

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Wilsdon, Christina. Ultimate Oceanpedia: The Most Complete Ocean Reference Ever. National Geographic Society, 2016. National Geographic Kids, rpa.sccl.org/login?url=https://natgeo.gale.com/natgeo/archive/MonographsDetailsPage/MonographsDetailsWindow?disableHighlighting=false&displayGroupName=DVI-Monographs&currPage=1&scanId=&query=OQE+ocean&docIndex=&search_within_results=&p=NGMK&mode=view&catId=&limiter=&display-query=OQE+ocean&displayGroups=&contentModules=&action=e&sortBy=&documentId=GALE%7CVCLNMH565076410&windowstate=normal&activityType=BasicSearch&failOverType=&commentary=&source=Bookmark&prodId=NGMK&u=santacc_main. Accessed 1 June 2022.

“World Oceans Day.” Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 27 May. 2011. school.eb.com/levels/high/article/World-Oceans-Day/544914. Accessed 2 Jun. 2022.