In November, Camana Bay will host a number of activities as part of its recognition of the Cayman Islands’ first Ocean Conservation Month.
Ocean Conservation Month, an initiative of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation with support from the Kenneth B. Dart Foundation, was established to educate and inspire visitors and those living on Grand Cayman of all ages to think more responsibly about the world’s oceans and its inhabitants.
Some of Camana Bay’s most popular regular events will adopt an underwater theme during Ocean Conservation Month, with screenings of “Finding Dory” or “Moana” scheduled for the Kids Club features at the Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 cinemas every Saturday morning in November. In addition, the Moonlight & Movie nights on Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 will screen acclaimed documentaries “A Plastic Ocean” and “Chasing Coral” in association with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment. Those films, shown on the Camana Bay Crescent, start at 7 p.m. and are free to attend.
Cayman-born marine scientist Dr. Ellen Prager will sign copies of her latest book “Jumping Into Science” as well as her Tristan Hunt children’s books at Books & Books on Nov. 9.
On Nov. 10 and Nov. 24, schools from across Grand Cayman will be invited to Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 cinemas to attend “Shark Talk,” an educational presentation from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation team that includes documentary screenings and a question-and-answer session with local marine scientists. The presentation on Nov. 10 will be for primary school students, while the one on Nov. 24 will be for high school students.
During the entire month of November, an ocean-themed outdoor photography exhibition will be on display 24 hours a day on the Paseo. This exhibition displays the 12 winning photographs from the Ocean Conservation Month Photography Competition, which is a joint venture with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Pinnacle Media and the Kenneth B. Dart Foundation.
Ocean Conservation Month will wrap up on Nov. 30 with the premiere screening of “This Is Their Ocean: Sea Of Life,” a documentary about Guy Harvey’s most recent mission to help save the world’s seas. Filmed on location in Mexico, Guy and his daughter Jessica took two Cayman Islands students on an adventure to help sharks. Breathtaking footage shows the team jumping in the water with dozens of whale sharks while mantas swim gracefully nearby. But the question posed by the documentary is serious: Will today’s generation be the last to see this kind of incredible sea of life?
Tickets for the screening, which takes place at 6 p.m., are on sale at the Guy Harvey Gallery and Shoppe in George Town.