Sustainable Oceans hosted ocean-themed craft time in the Lindsay’s Children Room at the Halifax Central Library. We provided all of the supplies so that people of all ages decorated their own octopus, clam, and turtle from recycled materials!
This was the first time the Sustainable Oceans Conference put together an ocean-themed raffle basket and it was a success, raising almost $350! The draw was held on June 8th, World Oceans Day, and one lucky winner by the name of Kim Brow took home our basket filled with many items generously donated by local businesses and artisans.
Sustainable Oceans attended Doors Open Halifax at the Steele Ocean Sciences Building to tell everyone about our exciting conference! We also sold tickets for our raffle basket and let people decorate our whale tail.
Sustainable Oceans attended the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market during Ocean’s Week Halifax with fun activities for kids, which included decorating scales for “Fin the Fish”. We also told everyone about our exciting conference and sold tickets for our raffle basket.
Sustainable Oceans attended the Oceans + You Event at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to inspire people of all ages to think about the ocean by getting them to “Fin the Fish” and tell us why they love the ocean.
Our ocean-themed raffle basket is complete! We have many exciting items generously donated by local businesses, artists and people including Nova Scotia Fishermen, Call of the Ocean Shop, the Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters, and Sea Change Clothing Co.
Tickets for the raffle basket will be sold at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market on Saturday, June 3rd to raise money for the Sustainable Oceans Conference 2017! Look for our table outside at the market and we will also be hosting some fun kids crafts.
Tickets prices: 1 for $2 or 3 for $5
Draw date: June 8th, World Ocean’s Day!
The Raffle basket is full of fantastic, locally sourced, ocean themed goodies!
This year the conference received a record number of abstract submissions! From biological sciences the arts, and from undergraduate studies to PhDs, a total of 33 submissions were received from a number of different academic disciplines and levels of study. After much consideration, the submissions committee has finalized the selection process and is happy to announce that the very high quality of this year’s submissions meant that each one has been chosen to be part of the Sustainable Oceans Conference! The committee is very excited for conference goers to experience the 9 talks and 24 posters that will be presented at this year’s conference. The committee would also like send a big thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract this year. We look forward to seeing you at the conference in September!
MASS held their first bake of the year on February 17th in the LSC building at Dalhousie University. This fundraising event was a success, raising $261.10 for the Sustainable Oceans Conference 2017!
MASS had their second bake sale of the year on March 24th in the LSC at Dalhousie University, raising $219.20 for the Sustainable Oceans Conference 2017!
MASS had their first successful trial run with selling samosas from Staff of Life on April 18th, 2017, earning a profit of $95.50 for the Sustainable Oceans Conference 2017! 35 samosas and 15 pakoras were sold for a recommended donation of $4 each.