Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument 15th Anniversary Celebration Calendar


Laysan albatross cover the shores of Midway Atoll.

June 4-7: Battle of Midway 79th Anniversary Virtual Commemoration

Pacific Islands: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Facebook

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June 8-10: Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) “Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion”

Details here
Capitol Hill Ocean Week, hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, gathers people together to dialogue on how to sustain the health of our ocean and Great Lakes. This year, the conference will focus on building a more racially equitable and just movement for ocean conservation. CHOW is open to the public and free to attendees.

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June 10: CHOW Ocean Awards Gala featuring Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

1 p.m. HST, 7 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. PST
Details here
The Gala will honor the dedicated individuals who campaigned to protect the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and establish Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Attend, watch, and engage with the gala this year through virtual tastings and online game shows, or attend a home party hosted by one of our ambassadors.

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June 13: World Ocean Day Celebration

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. HST
Watch here
Join us for our free annual World Ocean Day celebration featuring music, short presentations, activities, and a tribute to the 15th anniversary of Papahānaumokuākea. As with last year, this event will be held virtually and will be a family fun event.


June 15: 15 year anniversary of designation of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Visit to learn about one of the most amazing places on Earth and our many accomplishments to date.

Diver in front of coral.

June 15: National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series | Special Speaker Event in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Papahānaumokuākea

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. HST
National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala and Dr. Alan Friedlander, Chief Scientist, Pristine Seas, National Geographic Society, will give a talk on Fifteen Years of Evolving Large Scale Marine Protections and the 15 Year Anniversary of Papahanaumokuakea MNM.
Register for free webinar


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July 10: Premiere of “Voices of Papahānaumokuākea”

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. HST
Premiere on KGMB. Also watch on KHNL on July 11 at 3 p.m. and on K5 on July 12 at 7 p.m. Watch a new documentary film Voices of Papahānaumokuākea sharing the perspectives of eight Native Hawaiians involved in establishing protections for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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July 15: Blue Beacon Event: Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Papahānaumokuākea

Join us on Facebook as we celebrate Papahānaumokuākea’s anniversary with an exciting international panel conversation about marine protection and collaborative conservation!