Oregon Coast Aquarium to Host Earth Day Celebration

April 16, 2013

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day with activities for visitors of all ages on Saturday, April 20.

The event offers information on sustainable living and a diverse array of activities, ensuring that something will appeal to everyone. A special dive presentation in Passages of the Deep will teach viewers about marine debris and shark conservation. Kids and adults seeking hands on experiences may participate in outdoor-related crafts like making flower seed mud balls.

Geocaching.com, the official global GPS cache hunt site, will host a geocaching search in the Aquarium’s Gardens. The garden, naturescaped with native trees, flowers, and grasses, was certified as Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Guests that wish to learn about plant and animal life may join a tour of the Aquarium grounds guided by qualified members of the OSU Extension Master Composter & Master Gardener Program.

Those who love to shop will enjoy browsing the market of locally made foods and goods that will be at the entrance of the Passages of the Deep exhibits. Pre-registration is not required and all activities are included with the cost of admission. The Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. For prices and other information, call 541-867-3474 or visit aquarium.org.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Newport on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to inspire the public to better understand, cherish and conserve marine and coastal ecosystems. The Aquarium is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. It has been named one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium for the latest updates.

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