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World Oceans Day In Durban South Africa
June 8 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 1:00 pm PDT
World Oceans Day in Durban South Africa
Come join a weekend of celebrating our oceans through various events from beach clean ups all along the coast of Durban, South Africa, to a screening of A Plastic Ocean, a dolphin mile swim and even surf lessons. Using our beautiful coastline to explore and clean up. See the fliers below for more details..
Sarah Ferguson will also be doing a talk at Chelsea pre on World Oceans Day and on the Saturday a talk down the south coast of KZN in collaboration with Shark Angels who are also doing a whole event for World Oceans Day- details of the talk:
Forming an integral part of the Shark Weekend programme will be an address by renowned ocean activist and founder of the NPC, Breathe, Sarah Ferguson. onSaturday, 9 June at 3pm. The former national swimmer took to ocean swimming six years ago and decided to do something more meaningful with her swimming.
“I decided to start a foundation centred on ocean conservation, so I established Breathe,” recalled Ferguson. “I then started training to become the first African woman to swim the Kaiwi channel in Hawaii which I successfully completed in July 2017.”
Her 30-minute talk, entitled ‘Swimming to Fight Plastic Pollution – Live Deeply & Tread Lightly’ outlines her passion of swimming and the global epidemic of plastic pollution. It will take place on Saturday, 9 June at 3pm
“We cannot ignore this issue,” said Ferguson. “They recently found a plastic bag at the bottom of the Mariana Trench – the deepest part of the ocean. Education is critical to change behaviour and create awareness about this relevant and growing epidemic. Change starts with the individual and needs to come from the public as well as at government level. Together, we can all change the statistic that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.”
It’s a festive weekend for World Oceans Day In Durban South Africa, so come out and join the fun by helping to show some love for our oceans.