Boulevard Sainte-Beuve 62200Boulogne-sur-Mer France
Much more than a mere aquarium, NAUSICAA, the French National Sea Centre, is the only centre of its kind for the discovery of the marine environment.
At once entertaining, educational and scientific, the Centre derives its originality from its main focus on the relationship between Man and the Sea. NAUSICAA’s large aquariums, giving a sense of underwater exploration, and its state-of-the art technology, all displayed in a magnificent setting, are designed to appeal to our imagination.
Similarly, NAUSICAA’s specific explanations, its specialized multimedia library, films, temporary exhibitions, conferences, educational programs, are designed to improve our understanding. Indeed, NAUSICAA’s mission is to raise public awareness about the need to manage the oceans and their resources in a sustainable way. That’s the reason why the French National Sea Centre was recognized as the first Centre of Excellence in 1999 by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.
Come and sink your feet into the sand with your family or friends. Cyrielle, a relaxation therapist, will help you breathe in and feel the benefits of the Ocean for your body and mind for half an hour.
The “Benefits of the Ocean” activity is an opportunity for families to learn about the six benefits that the Ocean brings for our health through six games that everybody knows: snakes and ladders, jigsaws, picture cards, dominoes… Six benefits of the Ocean to be discovered.
NAUSICAA is organising this activity in partnership with Météo France and the World Ocean Network as part of the Sea Change project.
NAUSICAA is giving the public the chance to discover, or rediscover, the Mr. Goodfish programme by offering a special activity in the NAUSICAA Hall entitled “Fishing for the Right Fish”. The aim of this game is to fish for the right species of fish, which are on the spring list of the Mr. Goodfish programme. Gifts will be up for grabs, such as kids’ tablets, pens, posters and Mr. Goodfish rulers.
Show your support and join the NAUSICAA team at 3pm to mark the end of World Oceans Day. NAUSICAA invites you for a giant selfie which will be taken in the NAUSICAA Hall. Let’s pay tribute to the Ocean for everything that it gives us each day.
Applied arts students in Year 11 at the Edouard Branly Secondary School in Amiens will display their work to the public: an exhibition of lamps including polypropylene lampshades depicting scenes from Melville’s novel Moby Dick which they created by laser cutting.
World Oceans Day will also be marked by the award of the eleventh “Blue Planet” Literary Prize for a recent work about the discovery of the marine environment. Three prizes will be awarded, in the following categories: Youth, Novels/Essays and Image Books.
NAUSICAA is organising the “Clips and Clapperboards” competition in partnership with theBoulonnais Urban Area Authority, the Natural Marine Park of the Picardy Estuaries and the Sea of Opale, and the World Ocean Network.