Travel & Taste: Voyage across the Atlantic and Beyond
Photographers and filmmakers Michel and Julie’s recent expeditions, including a return trip to isolated Clipperton Atoll in the Pacific, have documented the impact of marine debris around the globe including in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Join them for a special voyage back to Clipperton and other Pacific locations, and for a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to document marine creatures and the plastics and marine debris that endanger them. Plastics are impacting even the most remote places in the world and unique and fragile ecosystems are under threat. Birds, marine mammals, reptiles and fish are directly impacted by our use of plastics and our overconsumption of one-time-use items. Each year, it is estimated that over one hundred thousand marine mammals are becoming entangled in discarded fishing gear. Whales, whale sharks and manta rays are ingesting microplastics that are floating on the surface of our oceans and birds are dying as a result of ingesting plastic debris. Learn how some of these remote places have been affected as well as solutions for this global problem. Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only (7:30pm start). Pre-registration required for dinner by 5pm Wednesday, March 7. Online registration available. Walk-ins welcome for the Lecture Only portion.
Broadmoor Education Coordinator