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The Truth About Everyday Plastics

Ocean Wise Community Education

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

The Truth About Everyday Plastics

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RSVP 24 Jul 2018 Free  

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What happens to your fleece jacket in the laundry and that plastic bottle when it is empty?

Stephen Chastain, an Ocean Wise scientist, will look at four everyday household items. He will examine why and how our use and disposal of these items is damaging the environment and how this relates to large-scale global issues.

He will discuss how he explores the world of microplastics under the microscope and the research that Ocean Wise is doing to learn about the processes that are causing these problems. This research is helping us all to do something, whether it is small changes in our daily routine or ways in which we redesign our approach to plastics as a society.

About Stephen

Stephen is a graduate of the school of Resource and Environmental Management in SFU. He began working as a co-op lab technician with Ocean Wise's Ocean Pollution Research Program in January 2017 and continues to work there since his graduation. He works primarily on analytical techniques for studying microplastics in ocean water and microscopy techniques for identifying plastic particles that can be as small as human blood cells. He has also studied prehistoric archaeology and coastal wetlands management.

 

Stephen Chastain photo

 

Details

  • Date: Monday, 18-Jun-2018 
  • Time: 7pm (doors 6.30pm) 
  • Price: Free, but register to guarantee your seat 
  • Location: The Vancouver Aquarium
  • ASL Interpreter: Yes
Have questions about The Truth About Everyday Plastics? Contact Ocean Wise Community Education

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Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2
Canada

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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Ocean Wise Community Education

Ocean Wise is a  not-for-profit organization whose vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing.

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