Tips and inspiration | Baltic Sea Day
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Tips and inspiration

For museums

  • Organise a Baltic Sea or waterway-themed exhibition, lecture, or guided tour.
  • Serve Baltic Sea Menu meals and snacks at the museum café.
  • Organise a Baltic Sea or waterway-themed workshop for grownups and/or children.
  • Organise a Baltic Sea play corner for children, using the available story materials in the Baltic Sea Moment campaign.
  • Create a Baltic Sea-themed installation that museum guests can participate in in the museum premises or courtyard.

Remember to announce your chosen implementation on the Baltic Sea Day website. Announce implementations aimed at the general public as an event and implementations aimed at a limited audience, such as staff only, as an activity. We recommend tagging social media content with #balticseaday.

For libraries

  • Create a marine-themed book exhibition or book corner for the Baltic Sea Day.
  • Share marine-themed reading tips on social media, or organise a reading club for sea-themed books.
  • Organise a sea and water-themed poetry competition or poetry hour.
  • Organise a Baltic Sea or waterway-themed lecture or movie night in the library premises.
  • Organise a Baltic Sea-themed play corner and story hours for children. You can use the available story and activity materials.

Remember to announce your chosen implementation on the Baltic Sea Day website. Announce implementations aimed at the general public as an event and implementations aimed at a limited audience, such as staff only, as an activity. We recommend tagging social media content with #balticseaday.

For restaurants

  • Serve Baltic Sea Menu dishes in your restaurant on Baltic Sea Day or even longer, perhaps throughout August or during the entire year! Your implementation can comprise the full menu or an individual dish.
  • Make a video of how a Baltic Sea-friendly dish is prepared, and challenge other restaurants and chefs to join in. An example of how it is done: Ari Ruohonen from restaurant Nokka.
  • Share Baltic Sea Menu recipes or your own Baltic Sea friendly menu on social media.
  • Prepare a take-away Baltic Sea Menu picnic basket or menu package to be cooked at home.
  • Organise a Baltic Sea competition for your customers and social media followers. You can, for example, ask people to share a Baltic Sea Menu recipe idea on social media, and/or a picture of a Baltic Sea-friendly, self-made meal.

Remember to announce your chosen implementation on the Baltic Sea Day website. Announce implementations aimed at the general public as an event and implementations aimed at a limited audience, such as staff only, as an activity. We recommend tagging social media content with #balticseaday.

For schools and day care centres

  • Take part in the Baltic Sea Moment campaign. The Baltic Sea Day provides a Baltic Sea-themed story, featuring activities for children, for the use of day care centres and schools. You can for example read or play the story at a day care centre story hour, and hand out the pictures for colouring as they listen! Introduce the Baltic Sea theme to school children by playing the story in morning assembly, in class, or on central radio.  Afterwards, children can come up with their own texts for the comic strip, and you can discuss the message of the story together.
  • Take a trip to nature by the Baltic Sea or another waterway. Before the trip, discuss how we can treat nature kindly. During the trip, observe your surroundings and enjoy nature. Experiences from the trip can later be reused in games at the day care centre, or classes at school. You can, for example, write an essay on the day, or set up an arts and crafts task.
  • Get to know the nature of the Baltic Sea, and create a Baltic Sea-themed play together, or build a sea-themed work of art.
  • First, study these tips to save the Baltic Sea The children can select a protection tip of their choice and turn it into a comic strip, a poster, or a drawing, for example.
  • Serve Baltic Sea-friendly food at daycare and schools.
  • Make food and consumption choices, as seen from the point of view of the Baltic Sea and the climate, a topic for a home economy class.
  • Book a free school visit to your school via the Finnish Nature League (only in Finland).
  • Save the Baltic Sea by gaming! With the John Nurminen Foundation’s Splash game, you can become a marine protection superhero and save the Baltic Sea by gaming. As they play, children and youngsters alike learn how their everyday choices can help the Baltic Sea. The game can be played in Finnish or in English using your computer, phone, or tablet. You can also play together so that the adult uses a beamer to make the game visible for all, and the children can think about their replies with the help of the adults.

Remember to announce your chosen implementation on the Baltic Sea Day website. Announce implementations aimed at the general public as an event and implementations aimed at a limited audience, such as staff only, as an activity. We recommend tagging social media content with #balticseaday.

For companies

  • Serve meals from the Baltic Sea Menu at the staff canteen, or make lunch together, following the ideas of the menu.
  • Have a wellbeing day at work – go on a nature trip by the Baltic Sea, or any other waterway. Exercise outdoors, go paddleboarding, row, or even visit a lighthouse. Remember to treat nature kindly during your busy day.
  • Clean up trash from the shores. Remember to ensure that the trash you collect is dispensed of appropriately. Sign your team up for this joint effort, and read tips on the Clean Beach website.
  • Encourage your personnel to calculate their Baltic Sea footprint.
  • Organise a Baltic Sea-themed photo competition, or share your marine memories within your work community or in social media.
  • Organize a book club for marine-themed books.
  • Organise a sea and water-themed poetry competition or poetry hour.
  • Make everyone take The Plunge at 6 pm.
  • Participate in a Baltic Sea Moment by e.g. visiting a sea-themed exhibition, or by organising a marine movie moment for your staff.
  • Organise a Baltic Sea or waterway-themed event, open for all.

Remember to announce your chosen implementation on the Baltic Sea Day website. Announce implementations aimed at the general public as an event and implementations aimed at a limited audience, such as staff only, as an activity. We recommend tagging social media content with #balticseaday.

 

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