Dive into the state of the oceans, sustainability and the responsible use of marine resources at S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future.
From now till Aug 13, visitors of all ages can look forward to an exciting line-up of programmes, including a specially curated photo exhibition, immersive art installations by local artists and educational booths – all revolving around ocean sustainability. And the timing couldn’t be more on point, with World Oceans Day falling on Jun 8.
Ocean Fest aims to teach visitors about marine conservation while examining the interdependence between humans and oceans through the lens of marine life affected by human activity.
See the impact of human behavior on oceans at the Eyes On Our Oceans photo exhibition in S.E.A. Aquarium. 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.
Thought-provoking art installations by local artists share similar messages. Bold Beauty by Victor Emmanuel and Stellah Lim show how people’s actions have affected marine life. 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.
Visitors can also visit educational booths at Waves Of Hope to learn about environmental efforts and solutions from Singapore’s youths and advocates. From Jun 5 to 16, 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.
From Jun 20 to 30, check out the Youth Ocean Ambassador Programme Booth for poster presentations of think-tank solutions by youths, then pledge your commitment to protect the oceans at the pledge wall.
Parents and their young ocean enthusiasts aged seven to 12 can enjoy bonding time during the school holidays with the Junior Ocean Protector programme, which runs from now till Jun 25. Children and adults alike will have the opportunity to delve deeper into marine biodiversity and conservation through fun and enriching activities.
Go on a guided trail to uncover interesting facts about marine animals – each six-hour session includes exclusive behind-the-scenes access at the aquarium. Get more information and registration details at www.rwsentosa.com/junioroceanprotector.
Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future is included in regular admission to S.E.A. Aquarium. Tickets are priced from $43 (adult) and $32 (child). For more information, visit www.rwsentosa.com/oceanfest.