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World Ocean Day Family Festival
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World Ocean Day Family Festival

Sarasota, Florida - June 8 is World Oceans Day and Mote Aquarium is ready to celebrate. 

Sarasota County residents and visitors are invited to join the fun during the  World Oceans Day Family Festival from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mote Aquarium.

This year's event will feature games and crafts focused on "green" sustainable practices, marine science and conservation by Mote and other local organizations.

During the festival, Sarasota County environmental officials, along with members of the Science and Environmental Council (SEC), will promotetheir Be Floridian campaign, which encourages the protection of our waterways, bays and beaches. Visitors also can learn best practices for lawn care during the summer to help protect some of our most precious natural resources.

World Oceans Day was created in 1992 at the Earth Summit and declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2009. Official sponsors of World Oceans Day are the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, The Ocean Project, Dr. Seuss and Random House Children's Books.

Mote Aquarium is located on 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.

Admission to the festival is free with admission to the aquarium. The cost for entry to the aquarium is $19 for adults, $18 for seniors over 65, $14 for children and free for children in ages 3 and under.

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