Earth Day Film Screening & Diy Beeswax Project

When
Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Where
Anastasia State Park

300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine FL 32080

Fees

Program is free with regular park admission fee: ($8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 per single-occupant vehicle. $2.00 per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass

Description

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Anastasia State Park will host a special short film screening of, "Smog of the Sea" along with a DIY make-and-take beeswax food wrapper program on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019, from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for a community short film screening of Smog of the Sea, a documentary that chronicles a research expedition through the Sargasso Sea and makes an artful call to action for rethinking single-use plastic. This 30-minute film features marine scientist Marcus Eriksen and a crew comprised of renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spear fisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham on a voyage of discovery.

We will discuss strategies for reducing your plastic waste and get inspired to make your own personal plastic free commitment! Participants will have the chance to make their very own beeswax food wrappers to help replace the need for single-use plastic baggies. Beeswax food wrappers can be used to wrap sandwiches and snacks, create a short-term lid for food in the refrigerator, and can be washed and re-used many times. Participants will also learn how to care for their new plastic-free food wrappers to ensure their longevity!

This special event is led by Dr. Maia McGuire with the University of Florida's Sea Grant Program, with materials proudly sponsored by St. Augustine Amphitheatre's Green Hands Initiative. Program will take place at the Anastasia Watersports Classroom at Anastasia State Park.

Contact
chanell.guillaume@floridadep.gov