Family Ocean

Get your family thinking about ways to help the earth by taking part in the National Aquarium’s 48 Days of Blue campaign.

Family OceanIn the 48 days between Earth Day (April 22) and World Oceans Day (June 8), the aquarium is encouraging families to give something back to the life-sustaining blue planet by completing daily conservation challenges.

Throughout the 48 days, participants are asked to complete one small challenge each day, which is delivered by email every morning. Challenges may include unplugging electronics for an hour, shortening a shower by 2 minutes or not using a straw for a day.

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and ask questions on social media by using #48DayOfBlue.

“It’s never too early to start thinking about ways you can help our ocean,” says Nabila Chami, social media manager for the National Aquarium. “48 Days of Blue offers easy and inventive challenges that help families empower each other to make positive changes for our blue planet.”

Families can sign up anytime — even after the April 22 start. Visit to sign up.

By Betsy Stein