The Department of Ocean Sciences' marine public education program (PEP) is visiting MUN Botanical Garden on May 22, 11– 3 p.m. and presenting a complimentary, interactive and interpretive activity "Come and Explore the Ocean Creatures".
Features of the program will include a touch tank, where visitors can experience a never - ending variety of local marine invertebrates and a Harp seal video presentation. Marine interpreters will be on hand to answer questions and explain current research initiatives at Ocean Sciences.
The United Nations proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This is a day to reflect on the state and value of biodiversity. The theme Water and Biodiversity was chosen to coincide with the United Nations designation of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation.
For more information on International Day for Biological Diversity, please visit: http://www.cbd.int/idb/2013/.