In June 1992, over 150 Heads of States signed the Convention on Biological Diversity at Rio de Janeiro. They did so to express a shared belief that action must be taken to halt the worldwide loss of animal and plant species and genetic resources.
World Oceans Day was first declared as 8th June at the Earth Summit
in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
Events will occur all around the world on and around this day.
Oceans Day Exhibition
Saturday 3 June 2000 10 am – 4.00 pm
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Adur will be one of the leaders in the United Kingdom when it presents an Exhibition celebrating the official World Oceans Day. The event will take place on Saturday 3 June 2000 in Shoreham-by-Sea, on Coronation Green (TQ 216050), adjacent to the footbridge over the River Adur, with the start of the Adur Festival. You are invited to participate, or just come along on the day.
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on the Displays
There will activities for the younger children, like colouring, face painting and competitions (please enquire for details) to make it a fun day out for all of the family.
An Art and Sculpture Display inspired by the weird and wonderful creatures that live beneath the waves will add a new dimension to the show.
Shoreham-by-Sea on World Oceans Day 2000 (Pen
The Old Schoolhouse will hold a fête called “Becalmed” on theme of the "Oceans" with sideshows and refreshments.
If you read this web page as the Secretary of a club or organisation,
we would be grateful if you could announce the exhibition to the members
at a meeting, with our contact telephone numbers and Email addresses.
There is also an opportunity for anybody with an interest in the oceans to contribute towards the World Oceans Day Exhibition. This can be a variety of ways from the display of school projects on the oceans, to public display of works of art on the ocean theme, photographs of ocean life &/or sea birds, shingle flora, or anything else you can think of. If you just want to be part of the show, there are activities requiring helpers. A marquee will be provided for undercover events and shelter.
A permanent display will also be held in the Civic Centre Foyer for the duration of the Adur Festival. There is also display space for Ocean Projects on the Internet.
We would appreciate it if you could indicate the size and nature of the display you wish to put on and let us know if you wish to participate before 3 May 2000.
If you are interested and want to know more, please reply.
Natalie Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council, Environmental Services)
Tel: 01273 263 347
Louise Durrant (Adur Festival) Tel: 01273 263 163
Neil Mitchell and John Knight (Countryside Management Unit, West Sussex County Council)
David Wood (BMLSS)
Sandra Wright (Old Schoolhouse)
Teresa Martin (Art Director)
British Marine Life Study Society
Tel: 01273 46 5433
Coronation Green 3 June 2000
References to the Biodiversity Earth Summit (1992):
an agenda for conservation in the UK
ISBN 0 903138 80 8
Biodiversity: the UK Action
Grid References & Maps on the Web
(British Isles page)
Marine Life Study Society Index
AWOD Slide Show 1999-2000
KINGDOMS TAXONOMIC INDEX TO BRITISH MARINE WILDLIFE
Use these links if your are familiar with the scientific classifications of marine life