“We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean.” – United Nations
Our aim is to raise awareness about different ways to help save the Ocean with a fun-filled amazing race style event.
The event will require participants to walk down the beach in Fingal Bay, collecting rubbish along the way to turn in for points and access to each station set up throughout the park.
Each station will have different fun activities, such as ocean trivia, puzzles, crafts, and more clues.
The proposed event should take participants 1.5 hours to complete however they will be racing against their own clock, not against each other (it’s not a running race- they will need to be walking and paying attention to their surroundings)
WHEN: 9am Saturday 8/6/19 (WORLD OCEANS DAY)
LOCATION: Register next to the surf club and Fingal Park, Marine Drive Fingal Bay
PREPARATION: Bring a phone or camera for photos, having access to the internet during some activities is imperative, a smart phone is perfect, wear footwear and dress for the weather.
ACCESS: Be aware some activities are on the sand: not pram, toddler or wheelchair friendly
OCEAN PRIZES FOR WINNING GROUPS: $300 Learn to Sail Voucher from Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club, a $150 Voucher for Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, a $100 Dolphin Dollar voucher at Moonshadow TQC Cruises, A Beach Photo Shoot with Capture Imaging Photography, a $100 Sustainable Seafood Oyster Platter from Seven Seas Oysters, a $70 Port Stephens Surf School Voucher & a Little Beach Boathouse Bar $100 drinks over the ocean voucher!