Message in a Plastic Bottle - Premiere in Port Angeles, April 18
"Message in a Plastic Bottle," is set to premiere at the Port Angeles Kayak & Film Festival in April of 2015. This 22-minute film documents the improbable voyage of the Hyas yiem, a kayak built out of discarded plastic bottles, from Olympia to Bellingham, 150 miles through the waters of Puget Sound. Equal parts wonder and warning, this unique film explores the effects of plastic in the marine environment while capturing the beauty and wonder of Washington's inland coast. For more information about the premiere or about the Festival, contact 360.417.3015.
A standup paddleboard made from discarded plastic bottles - and a challenge to rethink single-use plastics. This short film was produced by Robert Entenman and a team of students from UW-Tacoma.
Upcoming Fieldwork and Expeditions
May 2015 ..... Puget Trail Journey
This kayaking trip through south Puget Sound will combine history and science while retracing Puget's path of 225 years ago.
July 2015 ..... The Puyallup; Source to the Sea
What is a watershed? In this case, the Puyallup River watershed, that starts high on the flanks of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic mountain and follows a winding route to the waters of Commencement Bay, 45 miles in all. It would be interesting to follow the river's path; it seems like might be some lessons there...