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Tybee Island to host Family Ocean Experience
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Tybee Island will host the Ocean Experience portion of the Savannah Ocean Exchange from Sept. 17-25. - photo by Photo provided

Tybee Island will host the Family Ocean Experience portion of the Savannah Ocean Exchange from Sept. 17-25. All events are free and open to the public.

The Savannah Ocean Exchange unites worldwide organizations across multiple disciplines and boundaries to accelerate the distribution and adoption of solutions that positively impact the ocean and coast. The organization launched its inaugural public exchanges Sept. 7-8 and continues with a month-long celebration of the ocean and the coast.

“We’re delighted to host Savannah Ocean Exchange events on Tybee Island,” said Amy Gaster, chairman of the Tybee Island Tourism Council. “On Tybee, we feel a close connection to the water and want to do everything we can to preserve our coastal ecosystem and to encourage an appreciation of the ocean.”

Here is the complete schedule of events for the Family Ocean Experience on Tybee Island:

Sept. 17:

Children’s Ocean Art Class - Loop It Up Savannah
11a.m., 2 p.m.
Tybee YMCA, 204 5th Street
Children will create an ocean-themed art project that will be displayed in the “Oh Say Can You Sea Savannah” exhibit in the Tybee Post Theater.

Ocean Conservancy International Cleanup
8-9:30 a.m.
Tybee Island Pavilion, Tybrisa and the strand
Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for the ocean health to cleanup unwanted trash on Tybee Island’s beautiful beach.