Tuesday: Webinar on The Washed Ashore Project: Combining art and science to raise awareness of marine plastic pollution

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For the week 20 February 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, February 28 at 1pm EST / 10am PST / 6pm UTC for a webinar on Washed Ashore: Combining art and science to raise awareness of marine plastic pollution.

The Washed Ashore Project uses community art created from marine debris with the help of thousands of volunteers to raise awareness about plastic pollution in order to spark changes in the consumer habits that have generated this global issue. Over the past two years, with NOAA support, Washed Ashore has worked to create a curriculum based on the goals of our project. The lessons bring together art and science to help students understand the plastic pollution issue and communicate about it using the language of the arts. Workshops to introduce the curriculum and receive feedback were held at Washed Ashore exhibit venues around the country and the curriculum was piloted in Bandon, Oregon, where Washed Ashore is based.

In this webinar, Patrick Chandler, the Washed Ashore curriculum author and project manager, will discuss his experience using art to communicate, conducting teachers’ workshops, curriculum development, and share lessons learned.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar122.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, Allie Brown, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

*News Update — 47 new posts this week*

  • South African Marine Spatial Planning Bill Approved for Submission to Parliament – https://oct.to/OC504.

  • What are the Sustainable Development Goals, and how will they impact MPA practitioners and decision-makers? – https://oct.to/OC517.

  • Sea Grant announces 2017 Aquaculture Initiative (see below for links to two associated grants) – https://oct.to/OC505.

  • Satellites expose the biggest hotspots of potentially illegal transshipping – https://oct.to/OC506.

  • Eight-Country Commitment Shows Central America Is Serious About Ending Illegal Fishing – https://oct.to/OC507.

  • Advisor to Canada's INAC minister pitches “Indigenous Protected Areas” – https://oct.to/OC508.

  • Mexico designates three large multiple-use MPAs to protect marine life and fishing communities – https://oct.to/OC518.

  • New species of fish discovered in New Zealand's Kermadecs – https://oct.to/OC509.

*Blog Update — 1 new blog this week*
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson has a new blog on her TED talk, How to Use the Ocean Without Using it Up – https://oct.to/OC510.

*Webinar Update — 1 new archived webinar this week*
Wednesday's webinar on, Impact Investing to Fund Marine Conservation, is now archived – https://oct.to/OC511.

*Literature Update — 45 new titles this week*
Science Advances has published, Climate impacts on global hot spots of marine biodiversity – https://oct.to/OC512.

*Grant & RFP Update — 2 new grants this week*

NOAA Sea Grant's 2017 Aquaculture Initiative has two associated grants:

*Job Listings Update — 8 new jobs this week*
The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research is hiring four Marine Ecosystems Research Technicians – https://oct.to/OC515.