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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Reducing California's Trash


Doors Open: 1:00 PM
Program Starts: 1:30 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM

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Place: Seymour Center
100 McAllister Way

Turning off the Tap on California's Trash:

Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Removal

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:30 PM

Sherry Lippiatt, Ph.D.

California Regional Coordinator, NOAA Marine Debris Program

Marine debris is one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's ocean and waterways. Huge amounts of consumer plastics, lost fishing gear, and other items lead to untold impacts on marine species and their habitats—not to mention the socioeconomic impacts on coastal communities. With an estimated 8 million metric tons of mismanaged plastic waste entering the ocean every year, everyone has a role to play in stopping this problem at the source.

Join Sherry Lippiatt to learn more about this multifaceted problem, approaches to prevention, and the state of the science surrounding marine debris.

Lectures are one hour long and take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1:30 PM.

Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.

Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.

Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating.

Lectures include time for a few questions at the end. Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Free ADMISSION for Seymour Center Members and UC Santa Cruz Undergraduates with valid Student ID.

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Admission: No Charge