June 8, was World Oceans World Day, so to celebrate, I decided to spend the day at one of our local and most popular beaches in Sarasota County, Siesta Key Beach. I talked to visitors and residents about things that we could do to help the oceans, why the oceans need our help, why it is crucial to protect the oceans and things that they already do to help the oceans.
It was a great day. A few of my colleagues and some interns joined me, and we talked to a lot of people, and it was fun. We also had a chance to talk to Scooter a Sarasota County lifeguard. Watch Scooter’s video in the YouTube playlist embedded below.
What we do to help the oceans.
I also asked my colleagues in the Extension office, “How does your program contribute to conserving the oceans?” The point of this was not just to celebrate the oceans, and show you how cool my colleagues are; but to convey that we are all connected to the oceans, we all depend on them, and it does not matter what we do or who we are, there is room for everybody when it comes to helping protect a vital part of our planet, the Ocean. Please see the videos below of some of my extension colleagues talking about their contribution to the oceans through their programs.
What can you do?
Want to know what you can do to help protect the oceans? Read our “Oceans Day Challenge” blog to get 10 tips you can use to help the oceans.