World Oceans Day June 8, Oceans Week June 1-8
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Symposium and Film; Save and Protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence & PEI Shores
Location: , PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Ave, Charlottetown,
Date: June 1, 2019 12:30 pm to 4pm
Organized by: Save our Seas And Shores PEI
WORLD OCEANS WEEK: CELEBRATING AND PROTECTING THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE
To commemorate World Oceans Week, June 1-8, 2019, Save Our Seas and Shores PEI invites everyone to attend a symposium, Celebrating and Protecting the Gulf of St. Lawrence, on Saturday, June 1, 12:30-4:00 p.m. at the Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown.
Sylvain Archambault, marine biologist, co-founder of the St. Lawrence Coalition and highly-respected expert on oil and gas issues in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, will be the Keynote Speaker. Mr. Archambault will be returning to Prince Edward Island, having spoken across the province at a series of talks in 2013 and at an annual meeting of the PEI Fishermen’s Association in 2014. During World Oceans Week in 2018, Sylvain was honoured as an Ecojustice Hero for his help with submitting detailed evidence in a lawsuit to protect the Gulf from risky offshore drilling in the Old Harry oil and gas prospect.
The symposium will include a panel on the diverse and fragile Gulf ecosystem and a panel exploring the benefits and constraints of a potential Marine Protected Area surrounding Prince Edward Island. Speakers will include:
Rosemary Curley, Biologist, on marine species at risk;
Troy Jerome from Gaspé, Québec, who will share the perspective of a Mi’gmaq community leader with a wealth of experience on environmental, energy and fishing issues;
Mary Gorman, Producer, who will present the newly-released short film, “The Vanishing Call of the Right Whale”, directed by Eliza Knockwood and narrated by Ethan Hawke;
Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director, Sierra Club Canada Foundation;
Dr Irené Novaczek, Marine Biologist on Marine Protected Areas;
Bob Creed, Deputy Minister, Department of Fisheries and Communities, who will speak about PEI’s current and future marine conservation areas.
Opportunities for questions from the audience and a refreshment break will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend. No admission fee will be charged, but donations to help with costs will be appreciated.
Location: Confederation Centre Public Library, Charlottetown,
Date: June 8 at 11:00 a.m. Childrens' Activities
Description: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Confederation Centre Public Library are presenting a special storytime for Oceans Day. Children aged 3 to 5 are invited to come learn about the adventures of The pout-pout fish in the big-big dark by Deborah Diesen. There will be an arts and craft project and an opportunity to learn about moss and seaweed with Irene Novaczek, DFO scientist.
Call the library to register at : 902-368-4644
World Oceans Day Film Screening - SONIC SEA FREE by donation
Thursday, June 8th is World Oceans Day, and to mark the occasion, Save our Seas and Shores PEI and the Holland College Green Machine will present SONIC SEA, the award-winning documentary film about the devastating impact of human-produced ocean noise on whales and other marine life.
SONIC SEA travels beneath the ocean's surface to uncover the damaging consequences of increased ocean noise pollution and what can be done to stop it. Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actress Rachel McAdams and featuring interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts, and wildlife activists, including Grammy-Award winning musician, human rights and environmental activist Sting, SONIC SEA highlights how noise from a range of human-made sources has affected whales in recent years, including the mass stranding of whales around the planet. The film uncovers how better ship design, speed limits for large ships, quieter methods for underwater resource exploration, and exclusion zones for sonar training can work to reduce the noise in our oceans and stop the deaths of our ocean's beloved creatures, as long as society has the political will to solve it.
The film will be shown in Room 21C at Holland College, main campus, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday June 8, 2017
Immediately following the screening, Dr Lindy Weilgart will be available to comment and answer questions. Lindy is an Adjunct Research Associate at Dalhousie University, and specialist in the effects of underwater noise pollution on cetaceans. She has served as invited noise expert for DFO Canada, U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, International Whaling Commission, NATO, European Parliament, Convention on Biodiversity, and the United Nations, and has published numerous peer-reviewed papers. She currently serves as Scientific Advisor for the International Ocean Noise Coalition.
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Georgetown Morrisons Beach Reduce Plastics Education
Organized by: Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) & Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society (GEBIS). Location: Morrisons Beach Rd, Georgetown, Prince Edward Island
Date: April 29, 2017 8am to 10am Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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