Zoo hosts World Oceans Day

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Columbian Park Zoo joined hundreds of organizations across the planet Sunday to celebrate World Oceans Day.

The day was created to raise awareness of clean energy, trash-free oceans and wildlife conservation.

Visitors participated in games and activities that taught the importance of taking care of the world’s oceans. They were also able to test ocean acidification, and see how greenhouse gasses increase CO2 levels in the ocean.

Zoo volunteer coordinator Courtney Nave said although Hoosiers don’t live near the ocean, World Oceans Day shows people how simple things can make a big difference.

“They don’t have to do a whole lot to cause a big difference. Choosing to ride their bike instead of driving in a car or maybe packing their lunch in an eco-friendly way. It’s those little things that kids can do all the time make a huge difference,” said Nave.

Some of the other activities of World Oceans Day included how to pack an ocean-friendly lunch and taking a “Selfie” for the sea.

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