World Ocean Day

A day of fun for all the family including estuarium programs, scavenger hunt, kayaks, river clean-up, food, refreshments and music.

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World Ocean Day is celebrated to create awareness of our human impact on the ocean and marine life and inspire action to protect and preserve it.

This year, Metallix are teaming up with Love A Sea Turtle (LAST) – a local Pitt County environmental youth leadership organization focused on taking an active role in community and good causes. Metallix employees will have the opportunity to perform a river clean-up using kayaks from River Vibes and Inner Banks Outfitters, engage in programs at the NC Estuarium (the world’s first estuarium!) focusing on best environmental practices and highlighting eastern North Carolina, perform water quality testing, and enjoy food, drink and music.

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Monday, June 7 - Washington, NC from 10am-2pm


You will be provided information on the estuarium programs, scavenger hunt inside estuarium and how to redeem a Smoothie ticket at River Vibes, kayak location for paddling, getting pfd’s (personal flotation devices), river clean-up supplies and where to dispose of trash collected, water testing opportunities, lunch schedule information, Metallix swag pick up. Pontoon boat provided by the Estuarium for trash debris collection support



Grill/cooker will be provided by Metallix for cooking hamburgers/hotdogs. Beverage cart will be provided by River Vibes and located at the lunch pick up spot.

Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and frisbees.


Official check-in site

NC Estuarium – 223 E Water St, Washington, NC 27889

Registration table set up outside of front main entrance. Restrooms inside Estuarium

Complete the Scavenger Hunt inside Estuarium and receive Smoothie ticket to redeem at River Vibes store site.

Phone: (252) 948-0000



Festival Park – 119 Water St, Washington, NC

Lunch Site/Beverage Cart, provided by River Vibes, with gazebos on lawn and Estuarium on the right. Performance gazebo, picnic shelters, nautical themed playground equipment, open lawn space and restroom facilities.

Map link to Festival Park – this is the green space adjacent to NC Estuarium and where the gazebo is set-up for lunch.


Kayaks will be available for use during the day.

Based at Washington’s public boat ramp (Haven’s Garden) providing easy access to the water for kayaking. There will be areas for trash pickup near the river too.

Smoothies available at store site with ticket. Kayaks will be available at Waterfront Memorial Park – 299 S Respess St, Washington.


Non-water Activities

For those not participating in water activities, there are a variety of other activities you can take part in:
– Registration support
– Food preparation and cooking
– Trash collection in designated downtown areas
Your participation will be appreciated and confirmed on the day of checking in.

Free Parking available between Water Front Park and Festival Park – includes street parking and several parking lots.

Havens Gardens Park 1001 Park Drive
Call (252) 975-9644 or (252) 975-9636 (for reservations)
Park hours year-round are sunrise to sunset.
Restroom facilities hours are as follows:
March-April & September-October 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (weather permitting);
May-August — 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; November-February — closed.

Two covered picnic shelters, all-inclusive playground equipment, fishing pier and open grass areas for volleyball, tag football and other activities. For a small charge, groups may reserve picnic shelters.

Stewart Parkway

Located on the north shore of the Pamlico River, Washington’s Downtown waterfront is the centerpiece of the city, and the location for many entertainments and special events, concerts, and fireworks displays.

A 3/8 mile long brick promenade connects with another 3/8 mile of elevated, lighted boardwalk through the wetland area east of the North Carolina Estuarium and provides scenic views of the river and sunsets that are popular with walkers. Along the walkway are a children’s playground, picnic tables, swings, and the band shell and gazebo in Festival Park. The North Carolina Estuarium has exhibits about the local environment, and offers daily tours on the river.


Download our leaflet

Find out all the information you’ll need for the event in our World Ocean Day leaflet.

It has details on all the great activities you can participate in on the day and where to find us!

We have lots of things planned to make the occasion one to remember for all the family.




These two waivers available to download below must be printed, signed and returned to HR prior to the 7th June.

River Vibes Liability Waiver:


Failure to sign these waivers will mean you will be unable to take part in these activities on the day.

Inner Banks Outfitters Liability Waiver:


Registration Form

Please complete this form for EACH person who will be attending. You will need to sign the waivers for EACH person participating as part of your registration and return these to HR.

    Registration supportFood preparation & cookingTrash collection in designated downtown areas

    - I have read and understand the waiver

    - I am over 18 years of age

    - I have read and understand the waiver

    - I am over 18 years of age

    Consent Preferences