Get Into Your Sanctuary

You're Invited!

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuary System, we are offering Get Into Your Sanctuary events from June - September!

Join us all summer long for a variety of activities across the National Marine Sanctuary System - from sea to shining sea. This year, NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary System will be hosting both in-person and online celebrations.

But wait, there's more!

  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all summer to learn about a different national marine sanctuary each week.
  • Use social media to tell us about your favorite activities in national marine sanctuaries using #ILoveMySanctuary and #RecreateResponsibly!
  • Show off your own marine adventures by entering the national photo contest. There are four different categories, including Sanctuaries at Home, so no excuse not to participate!
  • Earn a badge with the ParkPassport app for your virtual fun or in person activities!
  • Take the pledge for wildlife! #WildSanctuaries

We are excited to announce that this year to celebrate our 50th anniversary the Get Into Your Sanctuary events will be all summer long! Join us from June through September 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 fish (and eat it!), there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

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Collect Badges for your virtual and/or in-person Get Into Your Sanctuary experience!

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In collaboration with the National Park Trust and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, you can earn badges for your virtual Get Into Your Sanctuary visit and/or for outdoor recreational activities completed throughout the National Marine Sanctuary System!

Download the ParkPassport App to create an account, and then you are on your way to find local, regional, state, and national parks, now including your nation's ocean parks.

Activity Badges

Credit: Park Trust/Park Passport app

Site Badges

Credit: Park Trust/Park Passport app

KNOW before you GO

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