World Oceans Day

AAEE extends SeaWeek with support for the international World Oceans Day.

Leading scientists worldwide have determined a healthy ocean is a critical part of the solution to the climate and biodiversity crises. By supporting 30×30, we can protect our planet’s life support systems – specifically the interconnected issues of ocean, climate, and biodiversity.  Currently, less than 17% of land and 8% of the ocean worldwide is protected.

The good news is, due to the efforts of the growing global 30×30 movement, including those involved in the World Ocean Day network, more than 90 countries have already committed to protecting at least 30% of their land and ocean by 2030. With your help, and by working with youth and organizational leaders worldwide, together we will continue to grow the global movement to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030 and safeguard our future.

There are actions and resources available at this link World Ocean Day for communities, teachers and families.

Australian Resources 

SEAKids Alliance 

 

 

SEAKids Alliance created this worksheet Marine Animals of Shark Bay from Gutharraguda country to help you learn the Malgana language. This is a colouring competition for Years 1 - 6 , Closing date:  30 June 2022 so scan and send to seaweek@aaee.org.au with your details. The  SeaKids Alliance have offered 2 book prizes Keepers of the Reef by: Sharon Wismer, Alice Wong (Illustrator). AAEE is engaged in a Reconciliation Action Plan with a focus on looking within all of our activities to connect with First Nations knowledge and beliefs. We hope that you will join us on this journey. 

 

Blue World Bondi

Weedy Wonderful Seadragons Have you ever seen the magnificent Weedy Sea dragons (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) of the Great Southern Reef? Do you know where the Great Southern Reef of Australia is located? The male sea dragons have a very important role – do you know what it is?  Have you heard of the sea dragon east coast identification studies and recent wash up events? 

To inspire you to learn and care about them, Merran Hughes from @blue_world_bondi has  composed a Weedy Seadragon information colour in sheet! tag @merranhughes  @blue_world_bondi

 

 

Blue World  

The Valerie Taylor Ocean Protection Prize and the Valerie Taylor Sydney- East Prize

AAEE is honoured to promote the Blue World Valerie Taylor Ocean Protection Prize  Inspiring wonder and support for our ocean. Blue World is dedicated to catalysing ocean protection and building support for ocean conservation. The inaugural ocean protection prizes have been established to honour the achievements of ground-breaking conservationist and marine advocate, Valerie Taylor, throughout the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Closing date: 11.59pm 30 June 2022.  

 

Blue Water Summit

Blue Water Summit 2022 Australia: Celebrating UN World Ocean Day  8th June
GREAT SOUTHERN OCEANA VIRTUAL AND FREE ENGAGEMENT
8th June 2022 from 8:30am till 5:00pm ACST
7th June 10pm to 8th June 6:30am GMT
7th June 3pm to 11:30pm Pacific Time (PT)

The Blue Water Summit will stream eight hours of content gathered from environmental thought leaders, ocean advocates, and storytellers focused on the Great Southern Oceans, yet applicable everywhere. REGISTER 

Just a couple of sessions to consider that firmly align with SeaWeek

1:40   A Cure for Ocean Blindness and Improving Ocean Literacy
1:40  Tools and Technologies to See and Hear the Ocean

When we see the ocean, especially at sunset, all looks at peace. For our knowledge of the oceans to expand and be more meaningful, we need to ‘look’ below the surface, engaging with C21st tech to remove our blindness. 
Speakers Include: Alan Noble, Philanthropist, https://www.ausocean.org/; Dan Monceaux, Danimations; Dr Prue Francis, Senior Lecturer in Marine Science, Deakin University Marine Science Centre, (www.deakin.edu.au)

2:40  Citizen Science to the Rescue

The oceans cover over twice that of land on earth and are no way as accessible. And yet for something so vast, our base knowledge is poor, and we are not schooled in Ocean Literacy.  Yet citizen science is on the raise, recruiting thousands of researchers armed with passion and social media, to collaborate with stakeholders and to support new answers to old questions. Speakers Include: Gretta Pecl, Marine ecologist; https://www.redmap.org.au/; Jane Bamford, Artist, https://www.janebamford.com/ ; Tony & Phyll Bartram, KI Dolphin Watch, https://kangarooislanddolphinwatch.com.au/;