the 10th Anniversary of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
September 21, 2002, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Custom House Plaza, Monterey
of Events (All events are free to the public except boat trips)
to 5 p.m. - Free admission to the Monterey Maritime Museum
Tour the museum for free in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the
to 5 p.m. - Exhibits
Hands-on educational displays by over 70 environmental groups and agencies.
Climb aboard a hydrographic survey vessel; build and fly a
Remotely Operated Vehicle; touch whale baleen and marine mammal artifacts;
listen to underwater sounds; get a close-up look at oceanographic instruments;
create marine crafts including puppets, windsocks or fish prints; play
environmental games, assemble a 3-D puzzle of Monterey Canyon, view live
marine animals, help build a tule boat and more!
to 3 p.m. - Treasure hunt for children
Pick up your treasure map and instructions at the Monterey Bay National
Marine Sanctuary booth.
p.m. to 1:45 p.m. - Speeches by dignitaries
Tributes to the sanctuary from elected officials and others. Also meet
the children who created the Oceans Fair commemorative poster.
to 2:30 p.m. - Blessing of the sanctuary ceremony
Bring water from your favorite beach, river or stream and join the procession
to the ocean for an interfaith blessing of the sanctuary and gathering
of waters led by Upwellings, Monterey Peninsula Ministerial Association.
Meet at the main stage.
- Birthday cake
A slice of birthday cake free to all (while it lasts)!
a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - Fishing history tours
Join Maritime Museum historian Tim Thomas for a half-hour guided stroll
along the waterfront and learn about Montereys rich fishing history.
Meet in front of the museum.
and 3 p.m. Abalone farm tours (under Municipal Wharf II)
Tour an abalone farm where live red abalone are grown in habitats suspended
in the ocean. Hosted by Monterey Abalone Company and Pacific Abalone Farms.
Meet by the buildings near the end of Municipal Wharf II. (Access at the
foot of Figueroa Street from Del Monte Blvd.)
Trips and Tours:
to 5 p.m. Drawing for free whale watching trips
Visit the Sanctuary Cruises booth and enter a drawing to win a free whale
watching trip. (A total of 50 trips will be given away!)
to 5 p.m. Boat tour (To be confirmed. Fishermans Wharf)
Tour a modern state of the art fishing vessel, the 78-foot purse seine,
Sea Wave, owned by Monterey Fish Co.
to 5 p.m. - Boat trips (Fishermans Wharf)
Get a closer look at Monterey Bays spectacular marine life! Join
Randys Chris, Sams or Monterey Sport Fishing & Whale
Watching for a special 45-minute excursion on the bay for just $3 per
person. Boats depart regularly from Fishermans Wharf between 2 p.m.
and 5 p.m.
House Plaza Entertainment:
the main stage)
to 11:45 a.m. - Monterey Community Band (To be confirmed)
to 1 p.m. - Linda Arnold
Family concert by acclaimed childrens performing artist who created
the music for the Monterey Bay Aquariums Splash Zone CD.
to 1:15 p.m. - Monte Vista Elementary School Vocal Choir
A singing birthday tribute to the Sanctuary with Monte Vista Elementary
p.m. to 3 p.m. - Cocobeat
A lively worldbeat/rock band with a decidedly tropical flavor featuring
lots of Caribbean, Brazilian, Cuban, Reggae and Latin type influences
with side trips into blues, jazz, and Cajun and even country swing!
p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Little Sister & the Bad Intentions
Fun, high energy blues band with an R & B flavor from San Francisco.
State Park History Theater Entertainment:
the Stanton Center/Monterey Maritime Museum)
a.m. to Noon - Moss Landing Marine Lab Puppet Theater
Interactive, marine-themed childrens performance with striking hand-made
p.m. and 4 p.m. - Film showing: A Day in the Life of a Monterey Sardine
Learn about the historic sardine era of Cannery Row.
p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - Zun Zun
These award-winning childrens performers blend music, theater, humor
and lots of audience participation to promote environmental and cultural
to 4 p.m. - Face painting
Get your face painted for free, with an ocean design.
to 4 p.m. - Sea shanties
Strolling musicians sing traditional sea shanties.
to 4 p.m. - Costumed marine characters
Get your picture taken with strolling marine characters from the Monterey
to the following businesses and organizations for their sponsorship of
the Oceans Fair:
Bay National Marine Sanctuary; City of Monterey; California State Parks,
Monterey District; Monterey Bay Aquarium; Monterey Maritime Museum;
Duke Energy; Whole Foods; Sanctuary Cruises; National Marine Fisheries
Service, Santa Cruz Laboratory; KWAV 97; FM, Monterey County Herald;
Randys Fishing, Chris Fishing, Sams Fishing, Monterey
Sport Fishing & Whale Watching
Angelinas Bakery, Bechler Patisserie
call (831) 647-4255.