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World Ocean Week

Ocean-Friendly Actions

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is celebrating all things oceanic this year with our 2022 World Ocean Week celebration from Monday, June 6, through Sunday, June 12! Plan your visit to the Aquarium to learn what actions you can take to support the health of our Living Planet.

Follow our social media for more content throughout World Ocean Week.

WORLD OCEAN WEEK


World Ocean day is Wednesday, June 8, but we’re extending the celebration to a full week! By committing to small actions, we can protect vital marine ecosystems and keep our oceans healthy.

ACTIVITIES


Visit the activity table in the Aquarium lobby to learn about ocean conservation with coloring pages and a stacking block challenge with our educators.

CONSERVATION ACTIONS


Keeping the ocean healthy is essential for a healthy planet. Make a pledge to help our global marine ecosystems by taking action in your own home.

Plan Your Visit

World Ocean Week is presented by:

Ways You Can Make a Difference

Everyone can influence change, no matter their age. Here are some ways you can make a difference based on your age.

3 – 16 YEARS

We can celebrate the world’s connected oceans every day by keeping the Earth and ocean clean with our actions. Follow along and make a difference with these simple actions:


  • Don’t litter and if you see trash on the ground, pick it up.
  • Make sure you recycle.
  • Help pack your lunch in a reusable container.
  • Choose coral-friendly sunscreens for use at the beach

17 YEARS AND UP

We can make every day World Ocean Day by making good choices that help coral reefs across the globe. Follow along and make a difference with these simple actions:


  • Choose to eat sustainable seafood by using tools like the Seafood Watch website.
  • Use and fill a reusable bottle with water instead of buying single-use disposable bottled water
  • See what other disposable items used in everyday life can be replaced with a re-usable – think shopping bags, packing your daily meals, get creative!
  • Visit coralrescue.org to support the Aquarium in restoring coral reefs in the Philippines.

ALL AGES

Ocean-Friendly Sunblock helps keep harmful particles and chemicals out of the water and protects coral species. Here are guidelines for buying ocean-friendly sunblock.


  • Key words to look for:
    Biodegradable, Mineral Sunscreen, Non-nano particles
  • Ingredients to avoid:
    Oxybenzone
    Octinoxate
    Octocrylene
    Octisalate
    Enacamene
    Homosalate
    Avobenzone
    PABA (aminobenzoic acid)
    Benzophenone-1 or -8
    4-Methylbenzulidene camphor
    3-Benzylidene camphor
    Nano-titanium dioxide
    Nano-zinc oxide
  • Additives to avoid:
    Parabens
    Phthalates
    Triclosan
    Plastic microbeads
  • Cruelty-free logos to look for:

ADOPT AN ANIMAL

Celebrate the oceans all year by adopting your favorite aquarium animal! When you adopt an animal at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, you help us provide the best possible animal care. With more than 4,000 animals and 650 species living at the Aquarium, there are a lot of hungry mouths to feed! Your adoption will help cover the costs associated with giving quality care and food for one year. Help us take care of your favorite Aquarium animal by adopting one today!

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