Columbian Park Zoo to celebrate World Ocean Day

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Columbian Park Zoo joins a national event celebrating World Ocean Day — a day to support clean energy, trash free oceans and wildlife conservation.

Columbian Park Zoo will join hundreds of organizations across the globe on Saturday, June 8 to honor World Oceans Day. From noon to 4 p.m., the Columbian Park Zoo will host various free games and activities to teach the importance of taking care of the world’s oceans.

Some of the family-friendly activities include participating in experiments to test ocean acidification, showing how greenhouse gasses increase CO2 levels in the ocean, and learning to pack an ocean-friendly lunch.

“Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface,” coordinator Amber Frederick told News 18 in a release. “Because all water is interconnected, even those of us not along the coast still need to take ocean conservation seriously.”

For additional information on World Ocean Day, visit the Columbian Park Zoo website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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