Advancing Climate and Ocean Action Through Art, Education and Outreach (Poetry)

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June 10

1:00pm PST/ 3:00pm EST 

Co-Hosted By: OA Alliance, Peace Boat US

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60 minutes

Ocean Acidification Poetry, Samantha Jones – 5 minutes (recording)

Short Introductions:

(1) Seattle Aquarium, Dr. Jim Wharton, Director of Conservation Engagement and Learning

  • Reaching the public through interactive learning experiences and place-based education 

(2) Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Dr. Duncan McIntosh, Oceanography Officer

  • Community driven adaptation projects, ocean acidification posters as communication tools

(3) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, William Pardis and Kalina Grabb

  • Instruments (pHyters) as tools for community engagement and measuring ocean change


(4) Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/ Geechee Nation

  • Ocean acidification action plan, videos and infographics—global to local connections

(5) Oceano Azul, Mr. Sam Collins, Project Manager

  • Importance of ocean literacy in school curriculum

Panel discussion facilitated by Ms. Jessie Turner, OA Alliance – 35 minutes

Concluding Remarks:  Emilie McGlone, Peace Boat US – 5 minutes

  • UN World Ocean Day Mission and 2021 themes
  • The Importance of ocean communications and literacy
  • The importance of keeping up progress to implement UN SDG 14 and UN SDG 13
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