Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Oceans the theme with Film Screening and return of the Aqua Van to Prince Rupert

A pair of events to be co-hosted by the North Coast Cetacean Research Initiative offer a chance to learn more about the ocean environment this month.

With the local group and its partners bringing a highly acclaimed and 2017 Emmy Award winning documentary to town for a screening, to be followed by a panel discussion led by experts on the themes of ocean noise.

Sonic Sea will be the feature attraction at the Lester Centre of the Arts on September 25th, with the film exploring the sonic symphony that is our oceans.

The documentary highlights the work towards protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.

The presentation is being brought to town through a collaboration between the Initiative, the Port of Prince Rupert and the North Coast Ecology Centre Society, show time on the 25th is 7 PM, producer Michael Jasny will be in attendance as part of the presentation on the night.

The panel discussion will include Mr. Jasny, Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard from Ocean Wise, Leslie James from BC Ferries, Robert Lewis-Manning from the Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Prince Rupert's Jason Scherr

A snippet of the movie can be viewed here, while more background on it is available here.

Three days later, the latest travels of the highly popular AquaVan will make their way to Prince Rupert, with the Ocean Wise initiative providing for a hands on interactive presentation to raise awareness and stewardship of our marine environment.

The AquaVan brings live marine invertebrate animals, marine artifacts and hands on interactive activities that help to give a better understanding of the ocean and the creatures that call it home.

The Family friendly, festival type set up will be on display at Coast Mountain College on September 28th from Noon to 5 and is a free event.

Some further background on the work on ocean issues on the North Coast can be found here.

For more items of interest on Community Events in Prince Rupert see our archive page here.

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