Galway Atlantaquaria, Celebrating EMD In My Country
EMD In My Country 2022 -- 630 events and 200,000 participants across the EU!
Hello Ocean Lovers & Champions
We are really excited to support European Maritime Day with a series of events on the shore. We are exploring the beauty and diversity of Grattan Beach, Salthill with a number of beach safaris and walks in the rockpools. These events are designed to engage young people about the value of the ocean, including education about the value of the ocean literacy principles and ultimately inspire them to become ocean champions.
We believe this is the third year of the Aquariums involvement of EMD and while we know it is celebrated in May, we do not see why it cannot become part of an everyday plan to visit the beach and explore the shore. Our hope is that we can show the value of exploring the beach, so it becomes a hobby that everyone can enjoy.
We often include a beach clean, so everyone can do something to help keep our beaches pristine. We believe that by showing the impacts on litter pollution on the species in the sea it may change how we dispose of litter for the good of us all.
We are looking forward to seeing you on the shore.
Why we do what we do
EMD (European Maritime Day) In My Country is a key part of the wave of ocean awareness and activism that has been rising steadily in recent years: the events under its brand have become more and more popular, attracting more thousands of participants every year. Local activities such as beach clean ups, guided tours of ports, art exhibitions, workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibitions on maritime themes, ocean literacy actions, eco-tours and walks in areas with significant maritime heritage, boat excursions, visits to maritime museums, ships, aquaria, shipyards etc. aim to a wide audience across Europe, with a "fun and game" component directly appealing to a younger public.
EMD In My Country 2022 boosts 630 events and 200,000 participants across the EU!
This groundswell of ocean activism, increasing citizens awareness towards healthy and prosperous seas and oceans every year of EMD.
2022 is the European Year of Youth, so plenty of events this year have a focus on youth activities.
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