REF NO.: 311
|SUBJECT:||Memorial University and other community groups to mark Oceans Day|
|DATE:||June 7, 2006|
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For more information please contact Kristine Hamlyn, communications co-ordinator, Marketing and Communications, 737-2611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see attached for a list of partner activities taking place on Thursday, June 8.
Oceans Day Participant Information:
Activities at the Marine Institute:
CanadianParks and Wilderness Society Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (CPAWS-NL):
Displaybased on oceans education including activities, whale bones, and short presentations.
Ocean Sciences Centre, MemorialUniversity of Newfoundland:
The booth/display will consist of various careers in science and three interactive displays, OSC divers, touch tank, and seal display.
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, NAIA and the Fisheries and Marine Institute:
This display focuses on farming the oceans in Newfoundland and Labrador and will include aquarium displays with miniature aquaculture models and live fish.
Canadian Coast Guard (CCG):
This booth will feature CCG’s services and people, a seven-minute video on the role of the Canadian Coast Guard and an opportunity for questions and answers.
Oceans Division, DFO:
Lobster Game: an interactive activity which will help teach students about the biology of lobster and conservation measures that are in place to protect lobsters in Newfoundland.
Science Branch (Marine Mammals Section), DFO:
A presentation about how and what kind of research is being conducted on marine mammals and the various methods used to complete research.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management, DFO:
Will provide information about some of the many different species in our waters, how they are caught, how to measure them, and some conservation and protection measures.
Activities at the Fluvarium:
Water Education Program, Engineering Department, City of St. John’s:
The “Use Water Wisely” information session and display will highlight the ways in which people can reduce their water use.
The “Lifecycle of the Atlantic Salmon Game” will be presented to the students for their participation. The game follows the lifecycle of this threatened salmonid, from its freshwater birthplace, to its journey to the oceans depths, returning to leap the cascading waterfalls of our magnificent rivers!
Habitat Management Division, DFO:
This group will present a three-dimensional hands-on landscape eco-model illustrating residential, recreational, agricultural, industrials and transportation areas, all depicting possible sources of water pollution.
Activities taking place outside St. John’s:
Fisheries and Oceans:
Oceans & Habitat Management will be visiting Cottrell’s Cove Academy in Cottrell’s Cove.
Oceans & Habitat Management will partner with ACAP Humber Arm in issuing a shore and stream clean-up challenge in Corner Brook.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management will co-ordinate an event in Red Bay. A Fast Rescue Craft will be present. Children will participate in a cleanup of Saddle Island beach.
The FFAW staff and DFO Fishery Officers will hold a Lobster Conservation Awareness Event at Tricentia Academy in Arnold's Cove on Friday, June 9th consisting of educational games centered on stewardship and marine biology.