A Plastic Ocean Film Screening
Thursday, April 5
Founders Hall Auditorium
About the Film
Scientists Solving a Jigsaw Puzzle … Gyre by Gyre
If it was happening in one gyre, they suspected it was happening in all of them. But the filmmakers needed experts to prove it. Scientists were brought in at each stage to analyze the findings from one part of the story to add their data to the overall report on the five gyres. In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and are eventually consumed by us.
The Cultural Planning Committee and the Northwest Conservation District will host a screening of A Plastic Ocean. While this is a joint effort, this program is funded through the NCCF Peggy Andl Fund.