On June 8th, 2013, The Wave was installed at The National Aquarium in Baltimore for World Oceans Day.
World Oceans Day is a day set aside each year on June 8 to celebrate the world’s five oceans (Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Southern or Antarctic) for their inherent value as well as for the seafood they provide, the marine life they nurture and the international trade routes they contain in order to move products around the globe.
Besides being a day of celebration, World Oceans Day also calls attention to the critical challenges we face relating to our oceans: world-wide pollution and over-consumption of fish that has resulted in threatening reductions of most fish species. It is a day to sponsor and/or attend one of over 600 events scheduled in over 55 countries all over the world with the goal of taking action by participating in efforts to clean-up shorelines, organizing conferences to disseminate information and inspiring individuals of all ages to focus on the preservation of the marine environment.
Hundreds of visitors of all ages and from all over the U.S. and beyond participated in the event, which was held outside the Aquarium and alongside Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. How moving it was to see the diverse faces of America and the world recognize their connections to one another visually through The Wave!