World Ocean Week
June 5 – 13, 2021
World Ocean Day (June 8) is a global celebration of our ocean — and this year, you can celebrate with the National Museum of Natural History all week long! In support of 30x30, a global movement to protect 30 percent of our blue planet by 2030, each program will feature "Hope Spots," areas around the world that are critical to the health of our ocean. Join Smithsonian scientists and educators as we explore some of these amazing habitats and the animals that live there! Learn more about what makes a Hope Spot!
Click the event titles to learn more and register. All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
Watch Video: Natural History at Home: Exploring the Sharks of the Galapagos Islands
Air date: June 5, 2021
Watch Video: Flying High – The Journey of Migratory Seabirds with Dr. Autumn-Lynn Harrison
Air date: June 8, 2021
Historia Natural en Casa: Océanos en Movimiento
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
En español. This program will be offered in Spanish.
For Students in Grades 3-5
Natural History on the Big Screen: Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops – Albedo
Air date: June 9, 2021
Video coming soon
Related Resources for Kids, Families, and Teachers
Check out these ocean activities, videos, and featured collections at your own pace!
- Smithsonian Marine Station World Ocean Day Activity Pack (PDF)
- Build a Marine Debris Sculpture
- Actividad: Crea tu propia especie de pez (En español)
- Lesson Plan: Understanding the Albedo Effect (PDF)
- Webinar: Tracking Coral Health in the Caribbean Sea
- Webinar: Making Art to Save the Seas (Build a Sculpture)
- Webinar: Exploring Watersheds
- Webinar: Jellyfish Behind the Scenes
Virtual Tour and Collections
(Credit for image at top of page: Teodor Drobota on Unsplash.)