Underwater Parks Day is an annual festival celebrating marine protected areas (MPAs): the underwater parks that preserve the biodiversity and abundance of ocean life. Join us this year for a series of virtual events hosted on Zoom. Jump in and participate in one or all events! To attend any or all of the free events, register on this page for a link that will let you hop on and off from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
10:00 AM – Pledge to the Coast: Protect Local MPAs
Watch a fun informative video and take the pledge to protect our vitally important local MPAs to earn an ocean-themed reusable canvas tote filled with beach cleanup supplies that will help you keep our coast clean. (Available for pickup at the Sea Center to the first 100 registrants who complete the pledge.)
11:30 AM – Art Meets Science for Kids: Garibaldi Gardening
Hone your craft skills with an art project and learn about the Garibaldi’s favorite hobby: gardening!
12:30 PM – Lunch and Learn: Dive into Local Underwater Parks with Channelkeeper
Grab takeout from our favorite ocean-friendly restaurant, Rincon Brewery, then (virtually) dive into our local underwater marine parks with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.
2:00 PM – Virtual Animal Encounter and Tour of Sea Center
Virtually tour the Sea Center and join our aquarist team for a live, interactive virtual animal encounter and feeding.
Please note that registration for the paid event Art Meets Science: Charcoal and Watercolor Seahorses is separate. Register for that event at sbnature.org/tickets by January 9 for local shipping and by January 14 for local pick-up of supplies.
For more information, contact Community Education Manager Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored in part by the NSF Grant OCE-1851194, EF-1921367 1921367.