World Oceans Day has typically been a perfect opportunity for the SCCA to engage with its members and the public with an in-person event, celebrating the diversity of the ocean and encouraging people to take action to protect it. This year, the SCCA collaborated with the Green Film Series to offer something slightly different, but remained true to the values and purpose of this internationally celebrated day.
From June 4-8th, we offered the World Oceans Day Film Festival, which brought together a selection of thought-provoking films and local expert facilitators to illustrate the history, current threats, and successes of ocean conservation on the Sunshine Coast and beyond. With the financial support of the District of Sechelt, we were able to offer this event for free, and saw about 275 people sign up to view the films and watch the webinars.
The webinar series covered topics such as eelgrass meadows, Southern Resident Killer Whales, and forage fish. Each of these webinars was recorded and can be viewed at any time on the SCCA YouTube channel. We are so grateful to our expert facilitators for sharing their passion and expertise with our community,