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  • Celebrate the Ocean During World Oceans Week, June 1-8

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    May 23, 2019
    PORTSMOUTH—Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is hosting  World Oceans Week throughout the Seacoast from June 1-8, 2019. The event kicks off with the Run for the Ocean 5K on June 1 in Hampton Beach, and will be followed by beach cleanups, a World Oceans Week Party, a film screening and more throughout the week.
    Run for the Ocean 5K participants will enjoy a unique 5K course that is half on the boardwalk, half on the beach. Along the way, they’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery while supporting Blue Ocean Society’s work to protect marine mammals and keep our beaches clean. Both runners and walkers are welcome to participate. Visit https://www.runreg.com/run-for-the-ocean to register.  Throughout the morning, participants can enjoy activities along the boardwalk and at the Society’s Blue Ocean Discovery Center, which features touch tanks with local marine life and a variety exhibits about the Gulf of Maine, marine conservation and Hampton Beach history.
    Following the race, there will be beach cleanups on June 1, 2, 4, and 8 at various beaches along the Seacoast. Participants can help beautify the beach while helping with the Society’s long-term study on marine pollution along the Seacoast.
    The Society will also host a World Oceans Week Party at Liar’s Bench Beer Co in Portsmouth on June 5. The party features local brews, upcycled clothing from Drift, a food pop-up from Lure Bar & Kitchen and hot sauce tastings from The Spicy Shark. The event runs from 4 PM til close.
    A screening of the film “Rubber Jellyfish” will be held at the Seacoast Science Center on Thursday, June 6 at 7 PM.  Kacy Harnedy Yoga will be offering a yoga class to benefit the Society on June 8 in Rye, which will be followed by a beach cleanup.
    Lead sponsors for the event include iText, Aquarion Water Company, and Bangor Savings Bank. 
    For more information and to register, visit blueoceansociety.org/wow or call 603-431-0260.
    About Blue Ocean Society:
    Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to take action and make a positive change for the ocean. Using its leading research, Blue Ocean Society educates people about marine life and the distinct threats to the marine environment. For more information, visit www.blueoceansociety.org.
    Jen Kennedy, Executive Director