The Marine Exploration Center had a wonderful turn-out celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8th. Many families joined us for fun hands-on activities to learn about our oceans and help celebrate! 

With participation from dozens of vendors and non-profit educational groups over 300 guests brought their families out to enjoy the day. 

To top off our fun filled day we featured a special screening of "The Smog of the Sea". Special thanks to the introduction by St. Petersburg Council Member, Gina Driscoll, who spoke on her initiative No Straw St. Pete and their effort to eliminate plastic straw use at restaurants in the St. Pete area.

After the screening, Lara Milagran with the FL Microplastics Awareness Project spoke on her project to raise awareness of microplastics in our waters and how to keep them clean. 

 

For more information on Microplastics and the No Straw St. Pete initiative see the links below.