Students celebrate World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Students from the University of Liverpool have organised a fun-packed event to celebrate World Oceans Day (WOD) on Friday, 8 June at Liverpool One.

The event will celebrate everything marine with information on how to conserve the world’s oceans and all that lives in them, hands on games, art activities and fish-inspired face painting

Jennifer Cooper, a third year student in the School of Environmental Sciences, who organised the event said: “This will be a great day and a great opportunity for people to find out everything they ever wanted to know about the marine world. It will be a free, fun packed day for all the family to enjoy.”

Marine biologists will be on hand to talk about the local marine environment and there will be DVD give-aways, takeaway food, recipe ideas for sustainably sourced fish and information on subjects including ‘where have all the sharks gone?’

To raise funds to support the Liverpool WOD, Jennifer and four of her friends will be climbing unaided to the deepest part of the Ocean, the Mariana’s Trench, at Liverpool’s Climbing Hangar – and they will do this in 24 hours. The team will eat, sleep and climb the hangar on 5 and 6 June.

World Oceans Day is a global celebration that encourages people around the planet celebrate and honour the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents.

You can follow Liverpool Ocean’s Day on twitter and facebook.

Other organisations who are taking part in WOD include the Liverpool World Museum, the Marine Stewardship Council, the Marine Conservation Society, the Wildlife Trusts: Living Seas, Plastic Oceans, the Sea Watch Foundation, the North West Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorisation and Blue Ocean Planet

Also contributing to the event will be the Shark Trust, Hughes Fish Fight, Fish2Fork, Fish4Ever, the Blue Marine Foundation, WWF, Ullaloom Theatre Company, the Hope Street Harmonies and the Climbing Hangar.

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