World Oceans Day

Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day, opens a new window. Now's the time to celebrate the ocean and learn to care for it!


Since 2002, World Oceans Day has served as a day to appreciate and honor the ocean that connects everyone around the world. It's also a great opportunity to learn about ocean life, think about ways to protect the environment, and create community. World Oceans Day was originally proposed by Canada at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. In 2008, the United Nations, opens a new window designated June 8 as World Oceans Day.

What You Can Do

There are many ways to participate in World Oceans Day:

Favorite Ocean Books

And, because it's up to us to conserve the ocean for future generations, it's just as important to instill a love and respect for the oceans in kids. Use these nonfiction and picture books to spark excitement during your next storytime!

Mister Seahorse

Hello, Ocean!

Dolphin Baby!

Over the Ocean

Wow! Ocean!

Out of the Ocean




If Sharks Disappeared

How will you be spending World Oceans Day? Let us know below.