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NOAA Marine Debris Program Kicks Off March Marine Debris Madness!

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Kris McElwee, Pacific Islands Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program, kicked off a month-long lecture series at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in Honolulu on Thursday, March 3rd with a presentation on “Talking Trash: Marine Debris in Hawaii.” These events begin at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in the theater at the Hanauma Bay Education Center. Events are free and open to the public, with no charge for parking after 5:30 p.m. Doors to the room are kept open – possible light sweater and bug spray recommended. We hope to see you on Thursday evenings! These programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation. This month-long event is one of many going on in Hawaii, all leading up to the 5th International Marine Debris Conference, March 20-25 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott.

Thursday, March 10: Bag It (The Movie), 65 min.
A self-described “average guy,” Jeb Berrier notices that plastic bags are piling up in his house. So he embarks on a personal quest to figure out where they come from, why they’re so ubiquitous, and where they end up after they’re thrown away. With a humorous tone, Suzan Beraza’s documentary also explores our society’s dependence on other single-use plastic items such as wrappers, food containers, and bottles — and what alternatives may exist.

For more information visit: UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities.

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

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