B&FC spreads conservation message on World Oceans Day

Published on 08/06/2017 by pfi

B&FC students have been explaining the importance of conservation to members of the public as part of World Oceans Day.

The College joined with colleagues from Sea Life Blackpool, Love My Beach NW, the Marine Conservation Society and the Environment Agency for the event at the Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool.

Staff and students involved in B&FC’s Marine Biology degree programme hosted a display aimed at highlighting the impact pollution has on the planet’s waters.  

Sam Bentley, Science Curriculum Manager at B&FC, said:

“World Oceans Day is a fantastic event which is celebrated around the planet for highlighting conservation issues.

“At B&FC, we teach our students the importance of protecting our oceans for future generations and our Marine Biology degrees prepare students for a range of rewarding careers in the field of conservation.”

The theme of this year’s international event is ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’ and organisations and individuals from more than 100 countries around the world are hosting events which focus on the prevention of plastic ocean pollution.

Bill Mott, Executive Director of The Ocean Project - which has coordinated World Oceans Day internationally since 2002, added:

"We believe youth are the key to success and we are making youth engagement our top priority for growing the reach and impact of World Oceans Day."

B&FC offers more than 60 degrees, including BSc Hons Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management, accredited by long-standing partner Lancaster University, ranked in the top 10 of universities in the UK.

Sea Life Blackpool colleague with shark jawbone
A colleague from Sea Life Blackpool with a shark jawbone