It has been said that if you place a seashell by your ear, you can hear the sounds of the ocean; but unfortunately, many people do not listen to those sounds and experience the beautiful connection that humanity has with nature. On Wednesday, July 26, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., the community is invited to join The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (113 Harbor Way) to project the ocean’s beauty and importance by writing unique protection letters to create political change.
The attendees are provided supplies to create handmade Love Letters to the Sea that will be delivered to world dignitaries and global decision makers by Jean-Michael Cousteau of Ocean Futures Society and Jack Johnson, the renowned musician and environmentalist. While guests mingle and design their heartfelt letters with marine creatures, the SB Maritime Museum will show the 30-minute documentary, The Smog of the Sea, which artistically depicts the one-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea with marine scientist Marcus Eriksen. The film follows the crew of eminent surfers, Keith and Dan Malloy; musician and environmentalist, Jack Johnson; spear-fisher, Kimi Werner; and bodysurfer, Mark Cunningham, who each become citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the ocean.
Before the film, Marine Biologist and Educator, Holly Lohuis of Ocean Futures Society, will be giving a brief visual presentation of her underwater experiences diving around the world with Jean-Michel Cousteau for over two decades.
Tickets can be purchased at the SB Maritime Museum’s website.