A film about seaports and watersheds will make its Tacoma premiere March 25 as part of a symposium at University of Washington Tacoma. The event will include a reception, screening of the film “Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship” and panel discussion with experts.
The screening is a special event during the National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium.
“Ocean Frontiers,” a Green Fire Productions film, travels to seaports and watersheds across the country. It includes industrial shippers and whale biologists, farmers and wetland ecologists, commercial and sport fishermen, and reef snorkelers – all embarking on a course of cooperation to sustain the world’s oceans and the economies that rely on them.
“This film clearly conveys that win-win solutions are possible when industry, scientists, fishermen, conservationists and government groups work together,” Karen Meyer, Green Fire Productions executive director and producer of the film, said in a prepared statement.
“We are excited that ‘Ocean Frontiers’ will help welcome the symposium to Tacoma by showcasing solutions to ocean conflicts from across the country,” said Suzanna Stoike, West Coast Governors Alliance Sea Grant fellow, in a statement.
The panel will be moderated by Katrina Lassiter, aquatic policy analyst for the state Department of Natural Resources. Panelists will be Angie Fredrickson, seaport liaison and research analyst for Port of Seattle; Leesa Cobb, executive director of Port Orford Ocean Resource Team; Paul Dye, marine program director for The Nature Conservancy; and Jacque Hostler, Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria.
The program, open to the public, will begin at 6:45 p.m. at UWT’s Phillips Hall, 1918 Pacific Ave.
General admission is $6 and free for students and symposium registrants. Tickets should be purchased in advance at oceanfrontierstacoma.eventbrite.com.