Summer Launch Event: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Summer Launch Event: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Regular price $25.00 Sale

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic and human-made debris in the world.

This summer, the Maritime Museum of BC explores the issue of marine debris and ocean plastic with our Great Pacific Garbage Patch Exhibit! Join us on Wednesday, May 1 for the summer launch event of the exhibit.

Come take in the exhibit in a unique after hours experience including a bar and hors d'oeuvres. Chat with local vendors who are working hard to target the problem in our community, followed by live music and engaging presentations.

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Vendors:
Surfrider Vancouver Island, Drop The Plastic, Plastic Oceans Canada, Zero Waste Emporium, West Coast Refill

Speakers:
Mathilde Gordon, Daniel Greenwood, Seize Change – Fueled by a passion for protecting the oceans, and a love for the outdoors, Mathilde and Dan are committed to the fight against ocean plastic and marine debris. Their aim is to re-frame the face of adventure and inspire others to be stewards of the earth as they venture into the outdoors. In addition to living single-use plastic free, last year Mathilde kayaked 2,042km from Alaska to Victoria to raise awareness about marine debris and women in adventure. This year, the pair, have again set their sights on an adventure with a purpose, and will be circumnavigating Vancouver Island by sailboat, participating in beach cleanups, conducting citizen science, and organizing outreach events along the way! They will be sharing stories from their adventures and activism, as well as tips and tricks for eliminating single-use plastics, both in our day-to-day lives and on an adventure!

Karen Wristen, Living Oceans Society - Karen Wristen is executive director of Living Oceans Society, a non-profit ocean conservation organization based in Sointula, British Columbia, Canada. Over the years, Living Oceans has removed tonnes of marine debris from remote coastlines in British Columbia through their Clear the Coast campaign.

Music:
Desolation Sound: Two Victoria guys who love the ocean bring you swinging folk bops with harmonious platitudes.

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Tickets: $25 / $20 Members
Student Tickets: $18 / $15 Members
Hey members! Check the latest MMBC Newsletter for your discount code, or give us a call and ask!