Marine Debris Film and Training

January 21, 2016 - 6:00 PM
OSU Sea Grant Field Station
444 Jackson St
Port Orford,

Photo of  Ikema Island, site of marine debris battles.
Ikema Island, site of marine debris battles.
Our first citizen science training event of 2016 comes up this week, as Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, kicks off the year with a multi-purpose session in Port Orford on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. in the OSU Sea Grant Field Station (444 Jackson St. in Port Orford).

Fawn will be showing, by special permission, the film  It’s Everybody’s Ocean, by Atsuko Quirk.  It tells the inspiring story of how the 750 residents of Ikema, a tiny Japanese island, are coping with tons of plastic marine debris originating from all over Asia.  Fawn will use this as a take-off point to discuss marine debris here in Oregon and provide an introduction to our ongoing marine debris survey, which is always in need of additional volunteers.

Fawn will also give a brief overview of our CoastWatch citizen science projects, and answer questions about the shoreline, beachcombing finds, and CoastWatch.  Please attend to learn more about how you can get further involved in CoastWatch and citizen science—and please invite along others who might be interested.

For more information contact Fawn Custer at (541) 270-0027, [email protected].