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On May 25, 2018, S.E.A. Aquarium launched its first ever eco-festival. Ocean Fest! Aimed to raise awareness for ocean conservation. This month-long festival includes a marketplace showcasing ocean-friendly products, a plastic art installation, underwater performances, upcycling workshops, educational challenges and more.
S.E.A. Aquarium’s first ocean eco-market showcased more than ten eco-friendly booths. The market was organized in partnership with Terra SG – a social enterprise that advocates individuals to make a positive environmental change. Some items that were for sale in the included reusable metal straws, woven bags, and organic beauty products free from microplastics that harm the ocean.
Ocean Fest! featured an underwater show, showcasing freediving performances and an original sing along while learning how to keep the ocean healthy. There was also a fashion show were six preschoolers from PPIS Child Development Center. Their costumes were made completely out of recycled materials. In addition to the activities at Ocean Fest!, guests who have a passion for marine conservation can join Guardians of the S.E.A.A., the new conservation group of S.E.A. Aquarium that supports conservation research, education, and public engagement efforts to protect the marine environment. During the month of June, Guardians of the S.E.A.A. members can take part in upcycling workshops, meet turtle specialist Mark Hamann in a session to learn how technology can advance conservation efforts, and get invited to many events.