EXPLORING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND BEYOND IN PURSUIT OF PLASTIC

A discussion about plastic pollution, science and solutions.

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

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

Science writer and artist Erica Cirino has sailed across the most polluted part of the eastern Pacific Ocean, met with world-class scientists in Denmark and Western New York, and is now preparing to visit some of the most degraded ecosystems in Asia. 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.  

She is currently accepting new engagements. To request a presentation with Erica, please use the contact form below. Be sure to note the requested date of the presentation, as well as the general age of the audience.

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Upcoming presentations

  • Hampton Bays Public Library, Hampton Bays, New York - July 24, at 11am (public) 
  • Bayport-Blue Point Library, Blue Point, New York, Monday, July 24, at 7pm
  • Quogue Library, Quogue, New York - Tuesday, August 1, at 6pm (public)
  • Cutchogue New Library Suffolk, Cutchogue, New York - Wednesday, August 9, at 6:30pm (public)
  • Smithtown Public Library - Commack Branch, Commack, New York, Thursday, August 10, time TBA (public)
  • Pacific Mariners Yacht Club, Marina Del Ray, California - Saturday, August 19, time TBA (private)
  • The Explorers Club, NYC, New York - Monday, September 18, time TBA (public, with tickets)

Recent presentations

  • 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)