Colorado Ocean Coalition: “Making Waves” Ocean Symposium Saturday, September 21, 2013

 

Making WAVES is honored to host this free, public symposium to address a variety of climate/ ocean topics, marine protected areas, plastics and environmental impacts, plus agricultural and watershed connections. This community-focused, interactive event will offer plenty of opportunities for you to learn about how our oceans are affected and what we all can do to protect and preserve our oceans.

 

Location:    University of Colorado at Boulder University Memorial Center
Time:          8:00AM – 5:30PM
Tickets:      FREE

 

What Will I Learn?

 

Between informative keynote presentations, topic-specific panels and interactive “dive-in” sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of ocean issues, including:

 

        * Savvy travel: Eco-tourism and adventure travel

 

        * How to be a “responsible” traveler

 

        * What it is like to be a submarine pilot

 

        * How fossil fuels impacts oceans and inland water sources

 

        * Aquaculture and sustainable seafood – What Seafood can I eat?

 

        * How Plastic Pollution effects oceans and animals

 

        * How the Inland Ocean Movement partners to protect oceans

 

        * MoreŠ

 

 

Confirmed Speakers

 

View a list of confirmed Symposium speakers and speaker bios here.

 

        * Fabien Cousteau, Diver and Founder of Plant a Fish

 

        * Richard Charter, Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation

 

        * David Guggenheim, President, Ocean Doctor

 

        * Holly Lohuis, Field Producer, Exec. Coordinator for Jean-Michel Cousteau

 

        * Mark Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation

 

        * Stephanie Tobor, Founder, Green Apple Supply

 

        * Jim Toomey, “Sherman’s Lagoon Cartoonist and Ocean Advocate

 

        * Richard Theiss, RTSea Media

 

        * Gregg Treinish, Executive Director of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation

 

        * Erika Bergman, Submersible Pilot, ExploreOcean

 

        * Dennis Long, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation

 

        * Sonja Fordham, President, Shark Advocates International

 

        * John Armor, Deputy Director, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

 

 

Check out Making Waves 2012 Speaker videos

 

Are you interested in becoming a weekend sponsor? Download sponsor packet or contact coloradoocean@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

Co-sponsored by Colorado Ocean Coalition and Colorado Scuba Retailers Association.
Special thanks to Richard Charter.
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