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Lecture at OCCC on Ocean Gyres and Plastics

Great spinning ocean gyres of the world.

Great spinning ocean gyres of the world.

Plastics washed ashore on a remote Hawaiian Beach

Plastics washed ashore on a remote Hawaiian Beach

The Oregon Coast Community College Foundation is proud to reinstate the Williams Lecture Series, a free community education lecture created to enliven public discussion, especially on controversial issues.

This year’s presentation will feature Stiv Wilson, Communications Director for the 5 Gyres Institution, which has the vision of reducing plastic pollution in the environment and eradicating it from the world’s oceans. Mr. Wilson will deliver a 40 minute presentation on his experience sailing to four of the five subtropical oceanic gyres or “garbage patches” investigating plastic pollution in our oceans as well as his recent work in the Great Lakes.  His presentation will also highlight the recent interest in tsunami debris, sharing photos and film of tsunami debris found on the 5 Gyres expedition to the Japan Tsunami Debris Field.

Wilson will show films and photos from all four of his expeditions, discuss the problem of ocean pollution around the world as well as land based solutions to stop the plastic plague.  One part educational, one part a call to action, his program will enlighten and inspire change.

Wilson will give two lectures on Friday, October 25; the first will be held at 3:00 pm at the OCCC Central Campus at 400 SE College Drive the second will be at 7:00 pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

 

 

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