Water Wednesdays Webinar Series
January 27
Virtual

Join us for Bow Seat’s new Water Wednesdays Webinar Series! Meet and learn from artists, scientists, community leaders, and activists working at the intersection of water and climate, health, justice, and culture. This monthly educational series dives into complex water issues around the globe, and offers opportunities to explore actions we can all take to rise up and protect water resources.

Unless otherwise noted, all webinars will take place LIVE at 7 PM EST / 4 PM PST. Recordings will be shared and posted after the event. View all recordings >

Registration is free, but required to attend the live webinar!


UPCOMING
January 27, 2020: Entangled: Powerful Storytelling for Our Ocean

Join us as we explore the power of environmental filmmaking and discuss the need for effective science communication with Boston Globe reporter and documentary filmmaker David Abel and Conservation Law Foundation’s Senior Attorney Erica Fuller.

We will discuss David Abel’s documentary ENTANGLED, and the many ways great storytelling can deepen our understanding of pressing ocean issues and the people who depend on healthy marine ecosystems.

As environmental challenges grow, we need compelling stories that document change, effectively communicate complex issues, and engage our emotions to inspire care and catalyze action. Environmental storytelling is critical for raising public awareness to drive conservation and advocacy efforts, and for increasing public support for science-based policies that protect communities, habitats, and species.

Registrants will also receive access for a special screening of ENTANGLED, an award-winning, feature-length film about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world’s most endangered species, North America’s most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both. The film will be available for viewing from January 25th – 30th.

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PAST
October 28, 2020: Learn about Watersheds through Your Water Journey
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How do you relate to water? In the first of our Water Wednesdays Webinar Series, Emily Flaherty of Salem Sound Coastwatch will help you identify your watershed and learn why that’s important. No matter where you live on planet Earth, you live in a watershed and are intimately connected to the ocean. Begin your water journey where you are now and see where it leads you.

About Our Featured Speaker:
Emily is the School to Sea Director at Salem Sound Coastwatch. Working in an urban watershed, Emily shares conservation work through education programming and citizen science efforts. She is currently working on a degree on “Science in a Changing World,” considering our impact on Earth and what conservation means.

November 18, 2020: A Drop of Paint, an Ocean of Change
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We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. At PangeaSeed Foundation, it is much more than a phrase—it lies at the very core of the organization’s mission to give our oceans a voice through ARTivism. Through the Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program, they have painted 400+ ocean advocacy murals, inspiring communities in 17 countries worldwide. Join us for a lively conversation about the power of art to transform our minds and redefine our relationship with the natural world.

About Our Featured Speaker:
Akira Biondo, originally from Switzerland, is the Director of Operations at PangeaSeed Foundation and a co-founder of the Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program. Her passion for the environment stems from her extensive travels across the globe and experiencing first-hand humanity’s impact on the planet. With a background in Sustainability Studies and Cultural Anthropology, she believes that protecting our home planet for future generations requires an interdisciplinary approach that includes the arts, creative problem-thinking, and the voices of all people.

December 16, 2020: YOUth Power to Restore and Protect our Ocean Planet
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As we celebrate 10 years of Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest, and look to the decade ahead, we know youth leadership will be key in restoring and protecting our ocean planet. Join us for an engaging discussion with EarthEcho International‘s youth leaders on the critical role young people play in ocean conservation. Through this conversation, you’ll dive into personal stories of youth-led action and learn how you can join EarthEcho’s efforts to monitor water quality, educate your community on the importance of marine conservation, and take action to support efforts to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.

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