On June 8th we celebrated World Oceans Day with the students at local elementary schools in Nanaimo and several community groups, including Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society, City of Nanaimo, Port of Nanaimo, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Their participation made the event even more engaging and meaningful by contributing to fun activities and sharing their knowledge with the students. We were so grateful to receive the support of our community members as they stopped by to cheer us on. We welcomed 10 classes, which amounted to more than 200 students!
This year’s topics included ghost gear, our SEAMOR ROVs and marine technology, local marine life and their diving habits, and so much more. Would you be able to guess how deep a harbour seal can dive? Do you know what ghost gear is? Well, the elementary school kids of Nanaimo do! We all had a lot of fun and hope to turn this annual event into a community tradition.
Our Thank You’s
Jerry Berry’s kind words of being proud of SEAMOR Marine, a local company that innovates and puts Nanaimo on the global map, were much appreciated. Scott Lang , RPA,FMA,SFP’s continued support was also greatly appreciated. Our team – Nathan Johnston, Mark Rowsome, and Robin Li did an excellent job of sharing stories and presenting our world-class technology that supports the important scientific and environmental projects around the world.
Finally, we were very happy to see Christy Wilson from DFO, who hosted our very first World Oceans Day celebration on Gabriola Island in 2019. We admire her passion and energy she demonstrates towards our oceans.
We received an amazing feedback from a teacher at Departure Bay Elementary – “It was such a wonderful day! My students stayed through their recess and didn’t complain one bit. Your organization was flawless and it was so neat to see so many wonderful community groups represented. A huge thanks to them for their time and engaging presentations.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year!