Virtual World Oceans Day Celebration
On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Join the two-hour Virtual World Oceans Day Celebration live on Facebook with ʻŌiwi TV on Saturday, June 13 from 3:00 –5:00 p.m.
The ‘о̄lelo no‘eau (Hawaiian proverb) “Kui ‘ia ka lei moku e Kanaloa” is the inspiration for this year’s theme. It translates literally to “The islands are strung together as lei by Kanaloa, god of the sea.” The June 13 celebration extends the significance of the ‘о̄lelo no‘eau across many oceans with a global theme: the oceans unite humanity.
This World Oceans Day Celebration is generously supported by Ko Olina Resort Operators Association, Inc., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the City and County of Honolulu Storm Water Quality Branch, Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, and Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu.
- Emceed by Kimi Werner, a U.S. National Spearfishing Champion, culinary chef, and award-winning artist.
- Live entertainment from Kimié Miner, Paula Fuga, Kawika Kahiapo, Nathan Aweau, and Robi Kahakalau.
- NOAA Live! Pacific Islands with Camryn Allen. A presentation on how turtle conservation unites humanity, with live engagement and a Q&A segment.
- We Fish! Hawai‘i Film Premiere. A short documentary film that looks into the importance of recreational and non-commercial fishing in Hawai‘i. Fishing is a resource for food, an outlet for fun and education, and a way to perpetuate cultural family practices and the conservation of marine resources for future generations.
- World Oceans Day Art Expo. Share your ocean inspiration through art! Expo categories include youth (K–12) submissions or friends/family collaboration.
- Download a free coloring sheet from artist Patrick Ching’s Papahānaumokuākea Song and Coloring Book.
- The first 250 participants will receive a free Papahānaumokuākea sticker courtesy of Patrick Ching. Select entries will be featured during the Virtual World Oceans Day Celebration! View coloring sheet entries.
- Smog of the Sea Film Screening. Bodysurfer Mark Cunningham, spearfisher Kimi Werner, and Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation's Jaclyn Johnson will share about their expedition in the Sargasso Sea to uncover the fate of plastics in our oceans.
Celebrate World Oceans Day through Art
- Share Aloha for the ocean through mele (Song) and hana no‘eau (Art) - Papahānaumokuākea Song and coloring book project by Patrick Ching.
- Watch the Papahānaumokuākea TV episode and download the free Papahānaumokuākea Song Coloring Book.
- View educational videos by Patrick Ching including the Papahānaumokuākea Song video and more.
- Aria Luna is a nine year old artist and changemaker who uses art to inspire people to care for our oceans. Download the free coloring and activity booklet.
- Watch Ocean films that offer Inspiration
- Protected Species
- Sea Turtle Conservation
- It’s OK to Help poster - Know what to do if you accidentally catch a sea turtle while fishing in Hawaiʻi
- Wanted: Information on Hawksbill Turtles poster
- Hawaiian Green Turtles sign - in English and Japanese
- Honu Count 2020 flyer
- Fishing Around Sea Turtles decal
- Boating Around Sea Turtles decal
- Hawksbill Turtle trivia
- Sustainable Fishing
- Measurement Guide for Regulated Nearshore Fishes of Hawaiʻi - Ensure a sustainable future for fish by making sure your catch meets minimum size criteria.
- Holomua - Marine 30x30 Initiative - Effective management of Hawaii's nearshore waters for healthy reefs, fish and communities.
- Marine Debris
- Support our Ocean Partners
- City and County of Honolulu Storm Water Quality Branch
- Conservation International
- Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response
- Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
- Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation
- NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office
- NOAA Marine Debris Program
- NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
- Polynesian Voyaging Society