World Oceans Day at Maui Ocean Center, June 8

June 6, 2019, 4:02 PM HST · Updated June 7, 12:44 PM
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Maui Ocean Center is hosting a Worlds Ocean Day event featuring live performances by Marty Dread and Nā Wai ʻEhā at the Aquarium on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The World Oceans Day event will also feature a beach-to-reef cleanup, keiki activities and marine presentations.

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    World Oceans Day will kick off at the Keālia Coastal Boardwalk beach-to-reef cleanup with the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute and Wahi Hawaiʻi from 8 to 10 a.m.

    To participate in the beach cleanup, contact [email protected] for details and registration.

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    At the Aquarium, reggae artist Marty Dread will headline a series of live performances including the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning Nā Wai ʻEhā, Maui Community Band, and hula.

    Throughout the park, ocean-centric activities will be available for guests including exhibit and dive presentations, a Chef Diver and Sustainable Seafood presentation, Coral Explore Station and more.

    For children, the Aquarium will host a Keiki Hour with Marty Dread, face painting, marine-themed story time and crafts activity, ʻukulele and hula lessons, and screenings of the popular TV series “The Octonauts” in the Makai Theater.

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    To celebrate marine conservation, the first 200 guests to enter the park with a reusable water bottle will receive a complimentary, reusable bamboo straw from Wahi Hawaiʻi and a free fountain drink.

    Guests will also have the opportunity to engage with additional ocean-minded organizations present at the event including Wahi Hawaiʻi, MOCMI, Whale Trust, Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Indigo Wild Clothing, Hannah’s Plastic-Free Soaps and Sharktastics.

    Visit mauioceancenter.com/world-oceans-day/ for the full event lineup and schedule.

    Maui Ocean Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Marine exhibits will be on display for families at this year’s World Oceans Day at the Maui Ocean Center on June 8, 2019. PC: MOC.

    The Maui Ocean Center Open Ocean Exhibit. PC: MOC.

    On Worlds Ocean Day, the Maui Ocean Center will host a beach clean up at the Kealia Boardwalk from 8 to 10 a.m. June 8, 2019. PC: MOC.

    Reggae artist Marty Dread will headline the live performances given at World Oceans Day at the Maui Ocean Center on June 8, 2019. PC: MOC.

    2019 Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning Nā Wai ʻEhā will accompany Marty Dread for the day’s live performances. PC: WOC.

    Bamboo Wahi Straws will be given to the first 200 guests that attend the Maui Ocean Center’s World Oceans Day with a reusable water bottle. PC: MOC.

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