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JAN. 25: youth making ripples marine science film festival

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Join Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium for a mini film screening from the "Youth Making Ripples" Film Competition at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in Mote's WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. A portion of this year’s FREE screening will focus specifically on plastic pollution and feature Mote’s new exhibit, "Sea Debris: Awareness through Art."

This film competition, organized by Beneath the Waves, Inc., gives students in grades K-12 the chance to use their creative talents to give the oceans a voice.

The film festival will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a pre-viewing reception, where Mote scientists will showcase their research through demonstrations. After the films, Mote scientists and experts will participate in a mini Q&A session.

This event is free to the public.


Contact for additional information: Dr. Philip Gravinese and Dr. Lauren Toth via:

About Beneath the Waves Youth Making Ripples Marine Science Film Festival:

Beneath the Waves is a global platform for ocean conservation, education and discovery. Their mission is to raise awareness regarding critical marine issues, foster the advancement of science, and promote protection of the oceans. Their annual educational initiative, The Youth Making Ripples Film Festival, is an international marine science film competition for elementary, middle and high school students. Each year students from around the world create short marine science documentaries that promote ocean conservation. The films are judged by scientists and the finalist’s debut to the public each year as part of their traveling film festival.