SEA Explorers 2014 – Action!
Racing with Copepods, A Film About Connection
August 18-22, 2014
Contact: Barbara McVeigh, Producer, with any questions 415.299.1266
Join SEA, Romberg Tiburon Center of Environmental Sciences and Film Director Carlos Grana as we craft a youth driven narrative about the value of connecting youth to our marine environment as the youth learn about a nearly invisible, but most important life form, in the San Francisco Bay – the copepods! Youth will learn sailing, racing and marine sciences at Marin Yacht Club with SEA Program Director Meghan Hartnett, (US Sailing Instructor, B.S. Biology).
Mon, Tue, Wed – youth learn to sail on our Picos at Marin Yacht Club and learn about plankton and other marine sciences
Thurs – youth join RTC Scientist Ann Holmes aboard the S/V The Derek M. Baylis, a 65 foot marine research sailing vessel to conduct a plankton pull and learn about one of the most abundant animals in the world and why they are important in our San Francisco Bay.
Friday – youth will learn about racing, all the while giving voice to a very important animal living in our waters.
Thanks to a grant by 11th Hour Racing, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, this documentary will be submitted to the Int’l SF Ocean Film Festival Spring 2015. It will also be distributed to other educational institutions and sailing organizations in order to inspire a new generation of ocean stewards, sailors and scientists who care about our oceans and want to make a difference.