Stirling Universities Marine Conservation Society is hosting a series of exciting online events for Ocean Action week.
The first of these online talks and screenings start today, Thursday the 25th for day 4 of Ocean Action Week.
The Society have organised a number of online activities, talks and documentary screenings. The next event will be a screening at 2pm this afternoon, where Our Seas collation will be screening a documentary.
A quote from the societies Facebook page about the events reads “We’ll have Scottish Environment coming to discuss their Save Scottish Seas campaign and their Ocean Recovery Plan.
“Followed by the Our Seas coalition who’ll be screening a documentary on ‘The Limit’ – discussing the importance of reinstating Scotland’s inshore limit, after it was removed by the reversal of the ban on dredging in inshore waters in 1984 (2pm).”
“A scallop diver will also be coming along to discuss his personal witness experience of seeing the decline in the health of the marine environment following these protections being lifted.”
Tonight night they will be screening the new Netflix documentary ‘Seaspiracy’ which will take place at 7:30pm on teams.
You can find the link for today’s 2pm screening at the bottom of this page, make sure to register with the link in advance. All links can also be found on the Societies Facebook Page.
The Marine Conservation Society have said on this week’s events, “Ocean Action Week is a celebration of our seas and the life within them, as much as it’s also an effort to raise awareness of the issues impacting our oceans and to engage people in marine conservation efforts and help direct them to actions they can take to help.
“From presentations with guest speakers from a number of conservation organisations – discussing the issues effecting the Scottish marine environment in particular – to documentary screenings, beeswax wrap workshops, fundraising challenges and a quiz and raffle, Earth Hour, a Dumyat litter pick: the week is fully packed with something on for everyone, every day.
“It also helps to provide a much needed boost for charities and conservation causes, who have lost a major source of funding by hosting in-person events, so all money raised will be split equally between MCS U.K., BDMLR and Forth Marine Mammals. Our oceans can and will recover if we fight to save them, and we want to put that message across this week. There is hope, we just have to keep it – and our oceans – alive.”
You can also find all other event information and meeting links on the University of Stirling Marine Biology Facebook Page.
Link to today’s 2pm screening – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GvLZHVJNRAyKMSKJt8Z4nw
Feature Image Credit: – University of Stirling Marine Conservation Society Facebook