Celebrate 50 Years of Ocean Conservation and Stewardship

Dates: October 19, 2022 - October 19, 2022

Location: Online

50 years ago on October 23, 1972, the U.S. ushered in a new era of ocean conservation by creating the National Marine Sanctuary System. Join Claire Fackler and Chloe McKenna to learn more about this network of spectacular underwater parks protect the ocean and Great Lakes and aim to inspire ocean and climate literacy and conservation. Discover what our national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments have to offer, and how these educational materials can bring the ocean and Great Lakes into your classroom, home, facility, or wherever you learn best. You’ll also learn more about our new USPS forever stamps, Reyn Spooner Aloha shirt collab, Sherman’s Lagoon comic, NOAA Ocean Guardian Youth Ambassador Program, and exciting new educational materials that our team has worked on all year to celebrate our 50th anniversary.

In partnership with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, we invite you to help us “Save Spectacular” as we celebrate, discover, explore, and enjoy the unique wonders of the National Marine Sanctuary System. Together we can ensure these special places are sustained as destinations for adventure, solace, and reflection for the next 50 years and beyond.