Erica cirino speaks and writes about plastic pollution

Speaking

 

Upcoming Lectures/workshops

More coming soon!

past Lectures/Workshops 

  • Surfrider Foundation: Central Long Island Chapter, EmPower Solar, Island Park, New York

  • Huntington Public Library, Huntington, New York

  • Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, "Trashed Nests, Poisoned Bellies and Entangled Wings: A Bird's Eye View of Plastic Pollution" - Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, New York

  • Bayport-Blue Point Public Library, "Tales from a Wildlife Rehabilitator." Bayport-Blue Point, New York

  • "Exploring the Pacific Ocean and Beyond in Pursuit of Plastic: An photographic exhibition." Gallery space at East Northport Public Library, East Northport, New York

  • Night of the Living Museum - Beach Foam: A plastic wave, art workshop and lecture - Cold Spring Harbor High School, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

  • South Huntington Public Library, Huntington Station, New York

  • Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society, Cold Spring Harbor Library, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

  • Brookhaven Free Library, Brookhaven, New York

  • All Our Energy/Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Tanglewood Preserve, Rockville Centre, New York

  • Sachem Public Library, Sachem, New York

  • Maplewood Intermediate School Lecture and Field Trip, Huntington, New York

  • Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild Lecture, Workshop and Art Show, 28265 Main Road, Cutchogue, New York

  • International Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

  • Northport VA Medical Center - Northport, New York

  • Youth Build - United Way, Deer Park, New York

  • North Fork Audubon Society/North Fork Environmental Council, Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic, New York - "Trashed Nets, Poisoned Bellies and Entangled Wings: A Bird's Eye View of Plastic Pollution," Southold, New York

  • Port Jefferson Free Library, Port Jefferson, New York

  • Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Setauket, New York

  • 2017 LI Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, Stony Brook University - "Building a Community of Coastal Stewardship" - Endeavour Hall, Stony Brook, New York

  • Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut (two presentations)

  • American Cetacean Society, Monterey Bay, California

  • Pacific Mariners Yacht Club, Marina Del Ray, California

  • The Explorers Club, NYC, New York

  • Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, Cutchogue, New York

  • Quogue Library, Quogue, New York

  • Bayport-Blue Point Library, Blue Point, New York

  • Hampton Bays Public Library, Hampton Bays, New York

  • North Fork Environmental Council, Jamesport Meeting House, Riverhead, New York

  • Amagansett Free Library, Amagansett, New York

  • Via Aquarium, Schenectady, New York

  • Northport Public Library, Northport, New York

  • Molloy College Suffolk Center, Farmingdale, New York

  • Marist College, From the Field Lecture Series, Poughkeepsie, New York

  • Island Trees High School - Island Trees, New York

  • Harborfields Public Library, Greenlawn, New York

  • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, Earthstock Alumni Panel

  • Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, New York, featured speaker at screening of "A Plastic Ocean" documentary

  • The Knox School, St. James, New York

  • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, Featured Earthstock Lecture

  • Harborfields Public High School, Greenlawn, New York

  • Northport High School, Northport, New York (two presentations)

  • Carolina Friends School, Durham, North Carolina

  • Cold Spring Harbor High School, Cold Spring Harbor, New York (two presentations)

"Exploring the Pacific Ocean and Beyond in Pursuit of Plastic: A discussion about plastic pollution, science and solutions," a presentation by Erica Cirino

Science writer and artist Erica Cirino has sailed across the most polluted part of the eastern Pacific Ocean and to remote reaches of the South Pacific Ocean, observed the work of plastic pollution science pioneers in California, documented the most polluted beach in Hawaii, met with world-class scientists in Denmark and Western New York, visited some of the most degraded ecosystems in Asia, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean, as well as the people working to clean them. Her purpose: Find out the truths about plastic pollution and what it’s doing to the planet, wildlife and people. Erica shares her testimony during her presentation, "Exploring the Pacific Ocean and Beyond in Pursuit of Plastic," a part of her "Go and See Tour" project which is funded in part by a Safina Center "Kalpana Chawla Launchpad Fellowship." She is also available to give class field trips and marine debris art workshops for young people ages 5 and up. 

Erica is now based in Denmark, where she studies plastic pollution as a guest researcher at Roskilde University.

To schedule a presentation or learn more about Erica’s work, please use the contact form below:

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Writing

 Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio read and shared Erica's  Scientific American  story on her plastic project on Facebook in February 2017, drawing in a huge number of readers.

Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio read and shared Erica's Scientific American story on her plastic project on Facebook in February 2017, drawing in a huge number of readers.

Stories and interviews about plastic pollution by Erica Cirino

 ©Erica Cirino. Microplastic on Kamilo Beach, Big Island, Hawaii, November 2016.

©Erica Cirino. Microplastic on Kamilo Beach, Big Island, Hawaii, November 2016.