The Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai'i, in collaboration with the UH at Manoa Department of Educational Foundations, is presenting "Plastic and Hawai'i's Marine Life" lecture and film series during the month of April. The free events will cover topics such as marine life in the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the impacts of plastic on our health, marine life and the environment.
The first film showing is the BBC documentary, "Hawai'i: Message in the Waves" on Wednesday, April 1 at the UH at Manoa Architecture Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The film explores the dangers of plastic debris in the marine environment and the threat to marine animals and birds in Hawai'i. Next up is a lecture by Regina Woodrom Rudrud, sea turtle biologist, entitled "Conflict, Collision and Confrontation: Sea Turtle Biology and Incompatibility with Marine Debris." The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the UH at Manoa Art Auditorium on Wednesday, April 8. The following week on Wednesday, April 15, check out the documentary "Synthetic Sea Story" by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. It starts at 6:30 p.m. in the UH at Manoa Architecture Auditorium.
The next two Wednesdays, April 22 and 29, will feature lectures "Plastic: Impacts on our Health, Marine Life and the Environment" by Suzanne Frazer, co-founder of Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai'i and "Albatross as Indicators of Plastic Pollution in the Marine Environment" by HPU Assistant Professor of Oceanography Dr. David Hyrenbach, respectively. Both lectures take place at 6:30 p.m. at the UH at Manoa Architecture Auditorium.