Roots & Shoots groups celebrate World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day Celebrations and Actions from the Roots & Shoots Network

There were so many amazing and varied actions from groups across the network to celebrate Oceans on the 8th June. 

Groups in Zanzibar embarked on beach cleanups to help the ocean and it’s inhabitants. 


In South Africa, volunteers included drumming as a fun way to celebrate oceans with the participants in their beach cleanup.

Roots & Shoots groups in Puerto Rico On connected with 25 children from Roots & Shoots Colombia, Roots & Shoots Uruguay,  and members of Shark Clubs from Latin America (México,  Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Guatemala) during an online gathering. They discussed ocean conservation and the importance of protecting every species that lives in the ocean.

The team in Taiwan had a busy week in the lead up to World Oceans Day. The Oceans Are Us campaign grows from strength to strength with a collaboration being continued with the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, which sees collaboration on educational materials. An Ocean Carnival was held, and well attended by more than 300 youngsters, parents and teachers and the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. Various activities took place at schools during the week around World Oceans Day. 

In India, The Oceans Dialogue was celebrated. This encouraged youth to celebrate Oceans by 

  • Recording a message on Ocean Conservation and sharing it on your social media 
  • Create and colour in marine characters engaged in a conversation about their life under water
  • Organise a social media quiz and share interesting facts about the ocean
  • Participate in a beach clean up campaign to keep our oceans healthy
  • Create ocean themed poems and drawings showcasing creativity and your love for the sea

The Roots & Shoots Spain team shared information from Ecoimplicados Nuestras Playas Limpias who conducted a cleanup in the Canary islands. At least 52 kilograms of waste was collected in intense heat.

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