Fort Wayne IN – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests to celebrate World Ocean Day on Friday, June 18 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The Zoo will have various educational stations that will include learning opportunities and interactive experiences. These stations will highlight conservation of the ocean, learning about the different roles of the ocean, and the animal life that call it home. World Ocean Day activities are free with paid Zoo admission.
“World Ocean Day will be the first event held by the Teens for Nature Program at the Zoo,” Teens for Nature Lead Emily Elliot said. “The teen volunteers are eager to help guests learn more about the ocean and the importance of this ecosystem.”
Teens for Nature is an exciting opportunity for 7th to 12th grade students to develop leadership and teamwork skills while interacting with the Zoo. The program allows students to gain new experiences and knowledge.
World Ocean Day was first proposed in 1992 to celebrate the ocean, recognize its importance, and teach others how to better support and conserve the ocean. The theme for the 2021 World Ocean Day is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.’ The focus will be to show the wonders of the sea while highlighting how the ocean and humanity can support each other.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Teens for Nature Program is proudly sponsored by the AEP Foundation and Steel Dynamics Incorporated.
About the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s
largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests annually. The zoo was voted
Indiana’s #1 “Gotta-Do Summer Attraction” and is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.
The Zoo is a conservation leader, contributing annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The Zoo cares for more than 1500 animals and participates in 63 cooperative species survival plans.