Video –
Nov. 2013 Hong Kong timelapse

More than 1000 children on Repulse Bay Beach formed an aerial art spectacular as part of KIDS OCEAN DAY in the form of a shark with a detached fin. The children then moved in unison to re-attach the fin, symbolizing the improved health of the ocean environment.

video credit: Moray Wedderburn, Sheli Bowman, Spectral Q, Ocean Recovery Alliance, Malibu Foundation

Aerial Art Spectacle in Hong Kong

International artist John Quigley created the original sketch by the winner of the children’s drawing competition, in large scale on the beach. The event was preceded by a week of ocean talks at local school assemblies. KIDS OCEAN WEEK delivered an exciting environmental education program, which is designed to motivate children to care about beaches and the ocean ecosystem, and what they can do in their own neighborhoods to reduce the impact on our ocean environment.

KIDS OCEAN DAY aims to inspire children by:
Showing something that is loved (Beaches, oceans, animals, clean water)
Giving reasons for loving it (Source of air, food, and recreation)
Showing damage being done to it (Entangled animals, dirty neighborhoods and beaches)
Showing how it is being damaged. (People littering neighborhoods and showing storm drain connection)
Giving people something to do about it (Reduce litter, recycle, do a beach cleanup, do a neighborhood clean-up)

We swim in the ocean. We sail on the ocean. We fish in the ocean. We walk our dogs beside the ocean. The sea pulls more and more of us to live by the ocean, with two-thirds of the world’s population already living within 80km of the sea. Hong Kong’s biggest natural asset is the ocean, and with the Hong Kong Government’s recent fishing ban on trawling in all of Hong Kong waters, we now have an exceptional opportunity as a community to really bring our local ocean back to life. Already, positive results have been seen, showing proof that if we give the ocean a chance to heal itself, it is able to do so.