OceansLIVE

Capitol Hill Ocean Talk @ CHOW 2016

OceansLIVE interviews in between sessions at Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2016.

Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00

Talking Trash: A Call to Action

Media

Marine debris is a growing global threat, as huge amounts of consumer plastics, metals, paper, derelict fishing gear, and other lost or discarded items enter the ocean every day. We discuss the trash in the ocean, as well as what citizens can do about it, even from their own backyards.

Media

Changes in ocean chemistry known as “ocean acidification” increasingly threaten many ocean organisms and ecosystems. We discuss the science of ocean acidification and how organizations are working to protect our ocean from this global threat.

Media

When you walk into the grocery store, how do you decide which seafood to buy? We discuss why certain seafood is considered sustainable, as well as how that seafood makes its way from the ocean to your dinner table.

Media

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, located 70 to 115 miles off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, is the only national marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. We will discuss what makes the Flower Garden Banks such a special part of the Gulf and the sanctuary’s important role in Gulf restoration.

Media

With voracious appetites and no natural predators in the Atlantic Ocean, invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish are seriously threatening coral reef biodiversity and health. We will discuss this venomous animal and what solutions there are to its invasion of Atlantic ecosystems, including how tasty they can be!

Media

Art through media can bring the beauty of the ocean to individuals around the world. We will discuss how media can be transformed into a tool for conservation, telling powerful stories that inspire people to become stewards for our blue planet.

Media

Dawn M. Martin | Vice Chair and Tresurer, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

A welcome from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, host of Capitol Hill Ocean Week. We will discuss the programming schedule for this year’s exciting lineup!

Media

Several studies suggest that participation in outdoor activities in protected areas is lowest among non-white communities and individuals. We will address how special places like national parks and national marine sanctuaries are working with diverse groups to create a more inclusive, accessible recreation experience.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 00:00

Getting Kids Hooked on the Outdoors

Media

Environmental literacy within schools is slowly rising due to movements such as No Child Left Inside. We will discuss youth engagement in the land and water conservation communities and how to get more children hooked on the outdoors through programs like Every Kid in a Park, Outdoors Alliance for Kids and Get Into Your Sanctuary.