June 08 - 11, 2017
2017-06-08 2017-06-11 America/New_York Celebrate World Oceans Day at Gumbo Limbo Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Celebrate World Oceans Day at Gumbo Limbo

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
1801 North Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Visit Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to celebrate World Oceans Day by participating in themed programs and activities.   Our Oceans… Our Future!

At the Outdoor Aquariums:

  • Learn about great ocean garbage patches and what you can do to prevent plastic pollution.
  • Enter to win a Sea Turtle Adoption by guessing how many plastic bottles are in the “Great Gumbo Garbage Patch.”  
  • Get on Board Sea to Shore Alliance's H2O Bus and learn more about marine debris -Saturday, Sunday.

In the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility:

  • Jellyfish vs. Plastic Bags:  You see the difference.   A turtle does not.   Choose re-usable bags!

  • Micro-Plastics:  Find out how micro-plastics affect sea turtles and you.

Participate in a Program:

Participate in a Coastal Clean-up Contest:

  • June 10 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM - Venture into the mangroves behind Gumbo Limbo (sturdy closed-toe shoes required) or drive over to the beach for an hour (no fee for parking) and bring us back as much trash as you can find in one hour! 

  • The winner will get a special clean-up package with reusable water bottles, gloves, grabbers and sunscreen, so you can continue to make a difference!

Pledge to Make a Difference:

  •  Fill out a pledge form and add a ribbon to the Make a Difference Jellyfish display.

Four Days of Fun!

  • Thursday, June 8 - Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 11, Noon-4:00 pm