Sat 6/7-Sun 6/8: 3rd Annual Miami Underwater Festival

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Saturday June 7- Sunday June 8, 2014
3rd Annual Miami Underwater Festival

Make a splash and immerse yourself in everything marine!
Two days. Two locations.
June 7-8, 2014

Saturday, June 7th (at Museum) Daytime Event Schedule: June 7th Daytime Schedule
Saturday, June 7th (at Museum) Evening Program Schedule: June 7th Evening Program
Sunday, June 8th (at Museum) Daytime Event Schedule: June 8th Museum Schedule
Sunday, June 8th (at Knight Plaza) Special Event Schedule: June 8th Plaza Schedule

In celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8th, we invite you to join us for a weekend long festival that dives into the beautiful, exciting, and scientific nature of our neighbor to the east.

On Saturday, June 7th the festival begins at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
with programming continuing through Sunday, June 8th. Daytime programming is from 10am to 6pm and will include:

A variety of beautiful underwater films showcasing marine conservation and sustainability, featuring BLUE On Tour, the touring arm of the world-renowned BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit.

Breathtaking underwater photography by acclaimed worldwide photographer Zach Ransom and the 2013 and 2014 award winning photos from University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s Underwater Photography Contest.

Experiencing a special virtual tour of Florida International University’s underwater laboratory,Aquarius, and chat with scientist under the sea.

Aquariums of all shapes and sizes. Plus, guests can learn how to create their own aquarium.

Building a coral reef (and all it’s sea creatures) out of recyclables in a community art project led by Artist Kerry Phillips.

Local diving stars Billy Catoggio and Mitch Herne of the popular TV show “Scuba Nation.”
Guests can meet the stars, and watch an episode of the show.

Opportunities to try knot tying and learn about boating in South Florida with Shake-A-Leg Miami, an international adaptive sailing program.

A workshop series featuring corals, underwater photography and diving certification 101 by local scientists and dive shops, including coral expert Dr. Diego Lirman of University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), Grove Scuba, and DEP Coral Reef Conservation Program.

Special screenings of WPBT2’s Changing Seas episodes with a surprise guest.
Ocean-themed curious vault table, where guests can see where science and art meet.
Plus shark and squid dissections, demos, and many more hands-on activities.

All daytime programming is free with paid museum admission.