This World Oceans Day happening on 8 June 2023, learn how everyone can contribute to marine conservation at S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future. The event invites visitors to examine the interdependence between humans and oceans through the lens of marine life affected by human activity.
Step into a possible future of a dystopic ocean with the Eyes On Our Oceans photo exhibition in S.E.A. Aquarium. The photographs curated from The Ocean Agency – an international non-profit organisation dedicated to marine conservation – touch on a variety of topics, such as ocean diversity, responsible fishing and marine debris.
The impact of human behavior on oceans is also reimagined through thought-provoking art installations by local artists Victor Emmanuel and Stellah Lim in Bold Beauty. Victor Emmanuel’s ‘Cumulative’ is a progressive four-part series of sculptures which showcases the many ways that an organism is affected by single use plastics and microplastics, while ‘Mistaken Identity’ by Stellah Lim is a demonstration of how single-use plastics are recycled and manipulated to resemble marine animals.
In Once Upon A Tide at Ocean Dome, be transported into tales of a fisherman’s greed and a brave crab through video stories by celebrated storyteller Kamini Ramachandran. Drawing inspiration from her repertoire, Kamini’s stories are a reminder to treasure oceans and their resources.
Guests can also visit educational booths at Waves Of Hope to learn about environmental efforts and solutions from Singapore’s youths and advocates. From 5 to 16 June, visit the Citizen Science Booth to find out more about S.E.A. Aquarium’s Citizen Science Programme. Members of the public can sign up as volunteers, who will receive training and participate in a survey to monitor Singapore’s marine biodiversity. This serves to generate awareness and appreciation of local biodiversity, which will contribute to marine research in Singapore.
From 20 to 30 June, check out the Youth Ocean Ambassador Programme Booth for poster presentations of think-tank solutions by youths. These presentations have been curated from the Youth Ocean Ambassador Programme, where youths aged 15 to 18 invent modern solutions for specific marine issues. To round off the experience at Ocean Fest, visitors can pledge their commitment to protect the oceans at the pledge wall. The wall also includes information and a QR code for guests to sign up for beach clean-ups and become S.E.A. Aquarium volunteers.
Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future is included in regular admission to S.E.A. Aquarium.
Tickets retail from S$43/Adult and S$32/Child.