Are you ready to help your students live like they love the ocean? Join us for an action-based summit to prepare and motivate teachers to be part of the plastic pollution solution!
Friday, September 21, 2012
7 p.m.–8 p.m.
Keynote: Wallace "J." Nichols
8 p.m.–10 p.m.
Special events throughout the Aquarium
10:30 p.m.–7 a.m.
Sleep in your favorite exhibit!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
7 a.m.-8 a.m.
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
About the Program
Each day, we throw away about 300 million tons of petroleum-based plastic bottles, bags, utensils, packaging and other so-called disposable items. Ironically, these disposable plastics will persist in the environment and travel throughout the global food web virtually forever.
This summit is designed for teachers who are ready to go in-depth into plastic pollution issues and solutions with their students.
Sessions will focus on content background into the science behind plastics issues, project ideas for the classroom and networking opportunities.
Wallace "J." Nichols
Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols is a scientist, activist, community organizer, author and dad. J. is a research associate at California Academy of Sciences. He's also the founder/co-director of OceanRevolution.org, an international network of young ocean advocates; SEEtheWILD.org, a conservation travel network; and LiVBLUE.org, a global campaign to reconnect us to our water planet. Lately he has been working on BLUEMiND: The Mind + Ocean Initiative, merging the fields of cognitive science and ocean exploration.