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Happy World Oceans Week from the Safina Center


Pacific Ocean, November 2016. Photo by Erica Cirino.

World Oceans Day is held annually on June 8. It's a global celebration meant to inspire us to think about our appreciation of the seas, bring attention to marine issues and honor ocean conservation successes. The week of June 8 is known as World Oceans Week. As part of this week's festivities, on June 6 at 9am, at the Explorers Club in NYC, Carl Safina will speak on an oceans panel featuring ocean conservationist Sylvia Earle and Palau's President Tommy Remengesau. You can find more information about this event here

Check out these other great upcoming events–ocean related and otherwise–featuring Carl and the Safina Center Fellows and Creative Affiliates. Mark your calendars; we hope to see you!

  • June 15, Westport, Massachusetts - Carl Safina will speak and sign books at Partners Village Store. More information and registration instructions here
  • June 15, NY, NY - Safina Center Fellow Paul Greenberg participates in The State of Seafood event. More info here
  • June 16-18, Nantucket, Massachusetts - Carl Safina will speak and sign books at 6th Annual Nantucket Book Festival. More information and registration instructions here.
  • July 7, Quogue Library, Quogue, NY - Kalpana Launchpad Fellow Erica Cirino speaks about plastic pollution, science and solutions as part of her Go and See Tour. More info here.
  • July 10, Hampton Bays Library, Hampton Bays, NY - Erica Cirino presents her Go and See Tour at 11am. More info here.
  • July 24, Bayport-Blue Point Library, Blue Point, NY - Erica Cirino presents her Go and See Tour at 7pm. More info here.
  • August 9, Cutchogue New Library Suffolk, Cutchogue, NY - Erica Cirino presents her Go and See Tour at 6:30pm. More info here.
  • September 6, Ithaca, NY - Safina Center Fellow Ben Mirin will perform at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. More information and registration instructions here.
  • September 18, Explorers Club, NY - Erica Cirino presents her Go and See Tour, time TBA. More info here.

Other events

  • The UN's Ocean Conference comes to NYC June 5-9. Learn more and find registration info here
  • SAVE THE DATE: This year the Safina Center's Annual Benefit will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Stay tuned for more details!

The Safina Center encourages you to "Take Action"!

Check out the new Take Action tab on our website's homepage! There you'll find ways to make a positive difference for the planet in light of various ecological topics.

These include:

Together, individual actions can make a profound impact. Let's all work together toward a better future for life here on Earth.