Stephen Chastain, an Ocean Wise scientist, will look at four everyday household items. He will examine why and how our use and disposal of these items is damaging the environment and how this relates to large-scale global issues.
He will discuss how he explores the world of microplastics under the microscope and the research that Ocean Wise is doing to learn about the processes that are causing these problems. This research is helping us all to do something, whether it is small changes in our daily routine or ways in which we redesign our approach to plastics as a society.
Stephen is a graduate of the school of Resource and Environmental Management in SFU. He began working as a co-op lab technician with Ocean Wise’s Ocean Pollution Research Program in January 2017 and continues to work there since his graduation. He works primarily on analytical techniques for studying microplastics in ocean water and microscopy techniques for identifying plastic particles that can be as small as human blood cells. He has also studied prehistoric archaeology and coastal wetlands management.
Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium
Livestreaming?: Yes!! On the Vancouver Aquarium YouTube Channel
For more information see ocean.org/oceanmatters
We are excited to let you know that again, this year, we will have day-stage shows interpreted for ASL. We are hoping you can help us advertise it so people who use this service will be aware of it.
Here is the list of the shows:
Saturday July 14:
Sunday, July 15:
The full program can be found here:
The VFMF strive to be as accessible as possible. People with disabilities who who purchase a regular price ticket for themselves will get a free ticket for their attendant. More information about our accessibility program can be found here: