World Oceans Day: June 8

World Oceans Day at Easter at Ghostly Gardens at Moody Gardens
World Oceans Day at Easter at Ghostly Gardens at Moody Gardens
Turtle in Moody Gardens Aquarium

Why should I celebrate the ocean?

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The world’s ocean:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration!


How can I celebrate?


Show the world how you plan on helping the ocean by participating in Selfie for the Sea. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself doing something for the ocean, then tag your photos with #WorldOceansday and #MoodyGardens (or email them to us at and we'll feature some of the best photos on our website and social media sites. Here are some ideas of where you can take your selfies:

The Better Bag Challenge

We use over 1 million disposable plastic bags every minute. It’s time to change that! For #WorldOceansDay this year, take The Better Bag Challenge. Pledge to use zero disposable plastic bags for a whole year – the ocean will thank you! @World Oceans Day

CLICK HERE to sign up

CLICK HERE to download our Ocean Conservation Notes where you'll learn ways that Moody Gardens participates in conservation in relation to:

  • Coral Reefs
  • Marine Debris
  • Overfishing
  • Endangered animals

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