Ocean Annie comes to Friday Harbor

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Ocean Annie comes to Friday Harbor on World Oceans Day!

Annie Crawley - Contributed photo

Annie Crawley – Contributed photo

Friday Harbor Elementary School would like to invite you to dive in with empowering environmental speaker Annie Crawley and her team on June 8th, World Oceans Day, as they connect with the students for Ocean Annie’s 100 schools 100 days: Our Ocean & You campaign.

Award winning producer, underwater photographer, author, and environmental speaker, Annie Crawley will be sharing her amazing images and stories about “myths and monsters” of the sea during an all school assembly on June 8th from 8:30-9:30. The multi-media experiences share both the beauty of our underwater world and the environmental challenges facing our planet from impacts of climate change and marine debris.

Annie balances her presentations with both love for our ocean and the truth about the sea of plastic we have created.

After the morning assembly, Annie will be joining the 2nd and 6th graders on an exploration at Jackson’s Beach to celebrate World Oceans Day and dive into how they can make a difference by refusing single use plastics, and like Ocean Annie, become a voice for our World Oceans by protecting their own Salish Sea.

Originally from Chicago, Annie’s life changed when she took her first breath underwater as a scuba diver. As a PADI Scuba Instructor, artist, storyteller, and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, she travels the world with her underwater cameras in hand, focusing on documenting life below the surface. Dive Into Your Imagination is a multi-media company founded by Annie and designed to change the way the next generation views their relationship with the ocean. Her work has been published and broadcast worldwide. Most recently the Nature Generation selected Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for a 2015 Green Earth Book Award.

Annie moved to Edmonds, Washington for a project exploring the Puget Sound, Salish Sea, and the Pacific Northwest. She stayed to work with the ocean and youth. As Director of Beach Camp at Sunset Bay and board member of Save Our Shorelines, she works with students on refusing single use plastic in our schools and communities. Annie inspires students and gives them tools to protect the environment, focusing on life in our ocean. Find out more about Ocean Annie at www.AnnieCrawley.com

Posted on June 3, 2016 at 5:53 am by

Categories: Around Here, Education, Environment, People, Wildlife
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