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Get Into Your Weekend

You're Invited!

We are excited to announce that this year Get Into Your Sanctuary weekend is going virtual! Join us from July 31 to August 2 for a unique opportunity to experience all of NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary System from wherever you are. From taking an ocean safari to virtually diving through shipwrecks to learning how to cook sustainably from a professional chef, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

Site Events

Tune into our LIVE Get Into Your Sanctuary programming July 31 to August 2 by visiting our Facebook page!

July 31th

3:00 PM EST Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Eco-Discovery Center Tour
4:00 PM EST Flower Garden National Marine Sanctuary: Lionfish - From Reef Raiders to Tasty Treats
5:00 PM EST Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Surface to the Seafloor
6:00 PM EST Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: PHOTOGRAPHING STELLWAGEN SANCTUARY SEABIRDS
7:00 PM EST Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary: Explore & Discover Sunken Legacies
8:00 PM EST Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument: Connection Through and to the Ocean
9:00 PM EST Explore National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

August 1st

11:00 AM EST Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Tour of the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center/ Trail
12:00 PM EST Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary: Introducing the Newest National Marine Sanctuary!
1:00 PM EST Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: Take a wildlife cruise in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
2:00 PM EST Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary:  Dive into the recreational opportunities at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
3:00 PM EST Exploring Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
4:00 PM EST Monitor National Marine Sanctuary: Explore the historic USS Monitor
5:00 PM EST Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: Cooking the Quintessential Seafood Chowder 
6:00 PM EST Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Your Adventure in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Starts Here!

August 2nd

11:00 AM EST Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Tour of the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center/ Trail
12:00 PM EST Monitor National Marine Sanctuary: A virtual tour of the USS Monitor
1:00 PM EST Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary: Explore the recreational opportunities - Recreational fishing focus
2:00 PM EST Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: Take a wildlife cruise in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
3:00 PM EST Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: DISCOVERING THE PORTLAND
4:00 PM EST Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary: A Revival of Maritime Culture 2
5:00 PM EST Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: Gone Fishing! in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
6:00 PM EST Explore National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

Be sure to "like" NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page to get reminders for all of the Get Into Your Sanctuary events.

 **A Facebook account is not required to participate in these live interactions. All participants can use the chat function to get their questions answered.**

Please contact onms.constituents@noaa.gov for more information.

Unable to join the live events? You can find all of the recordings from Get Into Your Sanctuary weekend here.

KNOW before you GO

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are closed to the public while the waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on sanctuaries.noaa.gov/coronavirus/.

Please be familiar with and follow regulations and obtain proper licenses.