Learn How to Protect Our Oceans: Registration Open for 2024 Ocean Advocacy Workshop (OAW)

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The North Carolina Ocean Advocacy Workshop (OAW) is designed to teach participants how to be champions for oceans and the environment. Join us on March 22 – March 23 at The Summit Conference Center at Haw River State Park for a two-day workshop to learn about local and state issues and how to become an environmental champion through social media, civic action, and political engagement.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Sustainability Environment Program, the UNCG Green Fund, and Plastic Ocean Project, participants will learn about ocean plastics pollution, confronting ecogrief, the plight of NC fisheries, rights of nature through legal advocacy, and more!

Ocean Advocacy Workshop Speakers and Presentations

“Rights of Nature through Legal Advocacy”: Crystal Cavalier Keck and Jason Crazy Bear Keck, Founders of 7 Directions of Service (7DS): Inland impact on Marine Ecosystems

“If Oceans Could Talk”: Bonnie Monteleone, Founder and CEO of the Plastic Ocean Project and serves on the Board of Directors for the NC Wildlife Federation:

“NC Fisheries”: Tim Gestwicki: CEO of NC Wildlife Federation

See expanded speaker bios.

Ocean Advocacy Workshop Breakout Session Leaders 

Drew Ball – Southern Regional Director, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, former State Director of Environment North Carolina.

Karley Kranich – Director at Golin, helping companies communicate about their environmental goals.

Attila Nemecz – Marketing and Public Relations Director for Beaufort Community College, Environmental Alliance and LGBT+ Club.

Ocean Advocacy Workshop Registration Details

Registration: All are welcome. Early Bird registration for students and faculty is only $40 (a $275 value) and includes lodging, meals, and a Certificate of Completion, which can be added to your resume. NCWF Community Wildlife Chapter Leaders are also welcome and encouraged to attend (reach out to Vice President of Conservation Partnerships Natalie Bohorquez for more details).

For additional information contact [email protected].

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