DENR CENRO Lipa, through the Conservation and Development Section, enjoins the conduct of Hands-on-ARMS (Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure) activity of Biodiversity Management Bureau at Mabini, Batangas. This activity involved environmental lecture and storytelling for kids to teach the youth on the current scientific research on the ocean climate, ocean acidification, and marine biodiversity.
With the theme, "The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want," the DENR takes inspiration from the banner message of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) that aims to "strengthen the international cooperation needed to develop the scientific research and innovative technologies that can connect ocean science with the needs of society." The Philippines' Month of the Ocean is celebrated annually in May by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57 signed by then President Joseph Estrada in 1998.