Jekyll Island Outreach

We recently went to Jekyll Island to meet with our Georgia Sea Turtle Center Marine Debris Initiative partner, Jeannie Miller, and attend the Green Screen event put on by EcoFest Film Fesitval, Georgia Sea Grant (partners Jill Gamble and Lisa Liguori) and Jekyll Island (partner Ben Carswell). It was an outstanding event bringing together many people. The event was free and open to the public, so an estimated 800 people attended. SEA-MDI undergraduate assistant, Abby Stern, helped to make the two posters we presented. At the poster session and reception, we were able to talk to the attendees about the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative and our useful mobile app to map marine debris, Marine Debris Tracker.

Abby Stern speaking with Surfrider Foundation about our mobile App Marine Debris Tracker

Caitlin speaking about the Georgia Sea Turtle Marine Debris Initiative supported by SEA-MDI

Then we all went in to watch the outstanding movie, Chasing Ice.

Chasing Ice Attendees

The movie was followed by an excellent panel and dialog.

Chasing Ice Discussion Panel

It was a very productive event for SEA-MDI and some of our partners.

Marine Debris Tracker in Action


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