Topeka Zoo to celebrate World Oceans Day

The Topeka Zoo, partnering with The Ocean Project, will join other zoos across the country and conservation groups around the world to celebrate World Oceans Day. It will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 8th and is open to the public.

“An oceans is its own ecosystem,” Education Curator Dennis Dinwiddie said.  “World Oceans Day celebrates these amazing ecosystems that cover 70-percent of our world’s surface, and generate most of the oxygen we breathe.”

The event at the Topeka Zoo teach guests what they can do Kansas to help keep oceans healthy.  Guests will encounter exhibits on marine life, coral, and sea turtle conservation.  They will learn how Kansas watersheds affect oceans, learn about Seafood Watch sustainable seafood options, and can participate in a zoo-wide scavenger hunt with prizes.

In 2008, the United Nations officially recognized June 8th as World Oceans Day.  The event is also promoted by The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network.

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