Hello Aquatic Army, Florida!

Here's the full listing of all the exciting public events/activities coming up this weekend in Miami...
OCTOBER 14-17, 2010, MIAMI FL

Oceanic Defense is proud to host four days of community awareness, education outreach, and celebrations to promote the idea that protecting our oceans takes an army of individuals working together.

VIP GUESTS, each an example of how to make a difference for our oceans: 

Captain Pete Bethune, champion of eco-awareness featured on Animal Planet’s Whale Wars series, captained  Earthrace, the wave-piercer that set a world record for the fastest global circumnavigation and promoted the use of cleaner burning, alternative biofuels. 

Trevor, the nine year-old boy from Washington State who started the Let Lolita Live Campaign to free the longest-held orca in captivity and reached out to his hero, Pete Bethune to help him.

Cynthia Aguilar, South Beach Ocean Lifeguard, record-setting endurance paddle-boarder, featured in the up-coming documentary “Dream Big – Inside All of Us Lives Hope” about her challenge to solo paddle from Cuba-to-Key West.


Thurs, October 14, 2010 – Japan Dolphin Day Rally. A worldwide, peaceful gathering addressing the fishery, slaughter, and international dolphin trade as depicted in the Academy Award winning documentary The Cove and Animal Planet series Blood Dolphins.

Where: Consulate-General of Japan, 80 SW 8 Street, Miami FL 33130
When: noon -2:00pm

Hosted by SaveJapanDolphins.org, Oceanic Defense, SaveLolita.com and KeepPaddlin.org. Pete Bethune and Ric and Lincoln O’Barry will all be there. Join us!

Fri, October 15, 2010 (DAY)Youth Outreach. Captain Pete Bethune will speak to 600+ students from MAST Academy and other local schools; and announce the winners of an essay contest entitled “I Can Make a Difference for the Oceans”

Fri, October 15, 2010 (NIGHT) – Community Forum, University of Miami – RSMAS Graduate School

Where: UM-RSMAS, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami FL 33149
When: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pete Bethune will speak about his experiences in becoming an environmental advocate. Open to students and the community. (Limited seating)

Sat, October 16, 2010 (DAY) – Pete Bethune will speak to the youth IMPACT group in person and via a virtual-life interface.

Where: Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami FL 33129
When: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sat, October 16, 2010 (NIGHT) –  
“One Person Can Make A Difference for our Oceans”
hosted by KeepPaddlin.org and Oceanic Defense is an opportunity to meet leading environmental advocates working together to form an 'Aquatic Army' for the oceans.

Where: The Florida Room, The Delano Hotel
1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33139
When: 7:00pm-11:00pm

Featured speakers include Pete Bethune, Cynthia Aguilar, champion paddle-boarder, Shelby Proie of SaveLolita.com, and Samantha Whitcraft, Marine Biologist with Oceanic Defense.

Tickets: $25/door includes beer and rum cocktails, door prizes and raffle 
 Sun, October 17, 2010 – Community Rally for Let Lolita Live Campaign

Where: The Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami FL 33149 (outside ONLY)
When: noon – 2:00 pm

Hosted by Oceanic Defense, SaveLolita.com, and KeepPaddlin.org. Nine-year old Trevor, Let Lolita Live Campaign founder, guided by his mentor, Captain Pete Bethune, leads this rally to raise awareness about marine mammal captivity everywhere. Come be inspired; come be heard!

A group discount rate ($85/night including parking) is available 25 mins south of Key Biscayne, by car, at:

Hotel Indigo
Hotel Front Desk: +1-305-595.6000 | Hotel Fax: +1-305-279.6988

Hope to see you there!

For the oceans,
Shelby, Samantha, and Kendra


About Oceanic Defense
We are an international non-profit organization with members in over 60 countries, spanning 6 continents with 1 mission; healthy aquatic ecosystems free from human abuse and neglect. Oceanic Defense teaches people to protect our oceans by acting responsibly as consumers and by making smart decisions in our daily lives. Whether we are buying groceries, commuting to work, planning a vacation or advocating within our own communities; each action we take or decision we make either helps or hurts our oceans. We empower people to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem and work together to protect our blue planet.

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