The Oregon Coat Community College Foundation will present two free community education lectures featuring Stiv Wilson of the 5 Gyres Institution on October 25th, 3:00pm and 7:00pm.stiv_talk
The first will be held at the central county campus at 400 SE College Way at 3:00 pm and the second lecture will be held at 7:00 pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Stiv has been long time advocate, leader and member of Surfrider Foundation, serving as Portland Chapter Chair for 2 years and helping to initiate the chapter’s 4 year plight to ban plastic bags, the first city in Oregon. Stiv set his sites on the sea, joining up with 5 Gyres Institute 4 years ago. Bringing together his interest in marine debris, plastic pollution research and advocacy with his love of sailing the worlds oceans for adventure, Stiv has now sailed to 4 of the 5 ocean gyres through his work with the 5 Gyres Institution. Stiv’s 40 minute presentation will focus on his experience sailing to four of the five subtropical oceanic gyres or “garbage patches” investigating plastic pollution in our oceans.┬áHis presentation will also highlight the recent interest in tsunami debris, sharing photos and film.
CONTACT BRYN HUNTPALMER AT THE FOUNDATION OFFICE AT 541-867-8531 FOR MORE INFORMATION