• National Parks Conservation Association
  • ​​NSU - Halmos College of Natural Sciences & Oceanography
  • Oceana
  • 1000 Mermaids
  • Rescue-a-Reef
  • Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (STOP)
  • Sharks4Kids
  • Sierra Club - Broward County
  • ​Sirenian International
  • South Florida Audobon Society
  • Surfrider - Broward County
  • ​YMCA - Hallandale Beach

OCEAN DAY 2020 - Panels & Speakers - starting 10am in the large side room

Topics including but not limited to (start times subject to change):

Low-or-No Nutrient Landscaping & Gardening (10am)
Sargassum (Seaweed) Blooms Along SE FL (11am)

Careers in Marine Science (12pm)

Climate Change and You​ (1pm)

Coral Disease and Restoration (2pm)

PLUS Featured Speaker(s) from 3-4:30p and workshops, classes, and presentations

in easy-to-find buildings/rooms around the Hallandale Beach City Hall Campus through-out the day. Please check back soon for more info!


OCEAN DAY 2020 is a Full-day and FREE-to-the-PUBLIC immersive educational experience focusing on our Ocean and estuarine ecosystems in South Florida. OCEAN DAY is geared towards age groups ranging from children to lifelong learners. OCEAN DAY will also be honoring the 50-year anniversary of the the first Earth Day event in April 1970 - an important popular movement well over a generation ago to help make our home planet as safe and clean as possible for humans, domestic animals, and wildlife including native trees and flora. CLICK HERE FOR FREE TICKETS!

Organizing Partners: The City of Hallandale Beach, in partnership with the City of Hollywood, Broward County District 6, Sierra Club of Broward County, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, and Friends of our Florida Reefs. OCEAN DAY 2020 will be a Hallandale Beach-guided Green Event following best practices for a low-waste special event across the board, including exhibitors, vendors and food trucks.

When and Where:  Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10:00am to 4:30pm centered at the Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center (410 SE 3rd Street, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009) with easy-to-find activities & events at nearby buildings. Plenty of FREE PARKING at/near the Hallandale Cultural Community Center lot shared by the City Hall and Library. Overflow parking available at the nearby Hallandale Beach Bluesten Park and US Post Office.

OCEAN DAY 2020 will host a spacious indoor and air-conditioned Exhibit Hall (open to the public to capacity 10a-3p) featuring informational & interactive booths/exhibits of organizations and local gov agencies doing wonderful work in and around SE Florida to help protect, conserve and improve our coastal waters and beyond.Please see list below of family-friendly Exhibitors confirmed and/or expected to participate. If your organization may be interested in sponsoring and/or exhibiting at Ocean Day 2020, please click on the green button below to learn more!

Want to learn more about a particular topic or issue? OCEAN DAY also features a large side room that will host numerous panels and speakers - experts from near and far, (open to the public to max capacity 10a-4:30p).  Anticipated panel topics tentatively include, but not limited to: Climate Change Impacts, Coral Disease and Restoration, Careers in Marine Science, Low-Or-No Nutrient Landscaping, and the bothersome Sargassum (Seaweed) Blooms along SE FL that can negatively impact much more than a fun day at the beach. We encourage the audience to ask questions, absorb information, and be inspired to act on behalf of our oceans, seas, reefs, and all natural waters that make Earth a very special place for life in the universe. 

Also at OCEAN DAY 2020: 

The Porthole: watch films and streaming video from oceanic expeditions that will introduce you to creatures, places, and ecosystems you may never know existed. From coastal beaches to the deep sea, we all have a lot to learn. 

BleachWatch Class: Scuba divers and snorkelers will have the additional option to attend a free Bleach Watch class to properly identify coral bleaching. Check back soon for details.

Learning Lab: children who attend can start to hone their marine biology skills by practicing science skills in the pool at the YMCA.

Free Document Shredding: Have sensitive or personal paperwork that you need to have properly destroyed? Bring as much as you want - BSO Shredding will have their truck standing by.

MORE TO COME as the program develops - please visit this webpage again soon for more additions and schedules.

  • American Shark Conservancy 
  • Anne Kolb Nature Center
  • Broward County Enviro Agencies
  • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Coral Restoration Foundation
  • Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
  • FAU - Center for Environmental Studies
  • FDEP Coral Reef Conservation Program
  • Friends of Our Florida Reefs
  • ​Frost Museum of Science
  • Hallandale Beach City Green Initiatives & Departments
  • Heal the Planet​
  • Hollywood Beach City Sustainability

OCEAN DAY 2020 - Exhibitors (10a-3p), including but not limited to:


More exhibitors & vendors in the works - please stay tuned!