Ocean for Life, created in reponse to the 9/11 attack, is an organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding in the context that we are all connected by one ocean. Claire Fackler talks about the areas and goals of the program and how students learn to have a greater appreciation and respect for the ocean as well as others who are culturally different.
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PangeaSeed - Save the Ocean
BY AARON GLASSON, TRE PACKARD, AND MAYUMI TAKEDA
@ VOL 74
ON JUN 30, 2010
Aaron Glasson, Tre Packard, and Mayumi Takeda (of the grassroots movement PangeaSeed) focus on the abhorrent effects humans have had on the shark population over the past 50 years, and how they work to generate awareness to protect this apex predator via art, music, and film. (in English and Japanese)
"Presentation of the Day" on July 13, 2013.
Life on the Great Barrier Reef
BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 07, 2013
"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."
In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it.
In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein.
Oceans of Data
Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 16, 2014.
Monsters of the Deep:Big and Small
BY ED MCGINLEY
@ VOL 5
ON OCT 28, 2014
Flagler professor Ed McGinley gives us a little insight at what we can find at the bottom of the ocean. From Dumbo octopus to bottom dwellers, there are more species at the bottom of the ocean than we can count. However, because of how we treat our trash, that ends up killing these uniqu looking creatures before we even get to discover them.
The Southern Ocean
BY MATT VANCE
@ VOL 28
ON AUG 25, 2016
The Southern Ocean is like the heart of the globe, it regulates how the earth breathes and its circulation, connecting all the oceans together from the bootom. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife, and a good indicator of the health of the planet, as Matt Vance points out.
BY TONY DAVIS
@ VOL 7
ON MAR 09, 2017
Tony Davis volunteered with the Roatan Marine Park in Honduras, a non-profit conservations organization, trying to preserve and reduce the destruction of its surrounding and still vibrant reef system. One of his jobs with the organization was working with snorkelers visiting on cruise ships to the island, and trying to educate them about reef-safe snorkeling techniques that would both preserve reef health and prevent personal injury.
Ocean of Art
BY SCOTT DENHOLM
@ VOL 21
ON MAY 18, 2017
"To me, my art now tells a story between nature and humanity, a push and pull, love and betrayal type of visual dialogue that exposes my emotional connections with the ocean."
In Ocean of Art from Pechakucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 21, we hear from Scott Denholm, a contemporary ocean artist. His art focuses on the ocean and explores the emotional relationships that we have with it. Through his life as a surfer and conservationist, he has sought to capture semi-abstract moments that resonate with people from all walks of life. His paintings are also created with environmentally friendly art materials. In his presentation, he wants to focus on these emotional relationships and explore them through his new series, "Elevation".