Date: Thursday, 8 June 2017
Time: 12:00 – 21:00
Location: Malta National Aquarium
Our Oceans, Our Future
We should call our planet ‘Water’ instead of ‘Earth’, as water – mostly of oceans and seas – cover about 71% of the planet’s surface!
Our life and wellbeing strictly depends on our planet’s resources but sometimes we can forget that the ocean is in fact our biggest resource.
So, this year the special focus of World Oceans Day is plastic pollution and the solutions to prevent marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future for us.
BirdLife Malta has stepped up its actions to reduce littering on the Maltese coasts. In the last month, we have been involved in clean-ups where more than 11 tonnes of waste has been collected!
Join us at Malta National Aquarium where we will be showing what marine pollution looks like from a (sea)bird’s eye view.
Throughout the day, we will be joined by Sharklab and other local NGOs holding a variety of activities including a plastic workshop for kids and a screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’. For more information, please see the programme.
This is a free event.
Useful information & links
- Participation of NGOs and charities:
- How to get to the aquarium?
Transport by public or private transport
offer a lift on the event discussion section
- How much of the Earth is covered by sea?
- Costal Clean-up
Times of Malta: volunteers collect 11 tonnes of waste from L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa
U.S. Embassy in Malta – Mistra Bay coastal clean-up
Will there be more fish or plastic in the sea in 2050?
- Official Sponsors
World Oceans Day 2017 at Malta National Aquarium
Worldoceansday.org – Worldoceansday Facebook